Who 'We' Are

Pastor Linda November 2013
Rev. Linda Smallwood is an ordained minister with advanced degrees in Biblical Studies and Biblical Psychology. She is a member of the Society of Christian Psychology and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Having been saved and delivered from a "colorful past", Linda has a passion to share the freedom she's found in Christ with others struggling with substance abuse, PTSD (from sexual abuse), or their sexuality or sexual identity.

Whether you need counseling, someone to agree with you in prayer or just a caring friend, feel free to contact Linda. She will be happy to assist you or refer you to the proper resource — and she'll do it in a spirit of compassion with no shame, condemnation or judgment.

"There is therefore now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus."

(Romans 8:1 ESV)

Pastor Linda founded My Redeemer Lives Christian Ministry in 1999. In response to correspondence with several indigenous ministries in India and parts of Africa, Linda felt called to be a liaison between them and Westerners who might be able to sponsor their ministries to children, widows, lepers, and the destitute. She not only launched some enthusiastic supportive projects of her own, but actually moved to India in 2003, believing that would enable her to be more personally active in their ministries.

While in India, she continued her online teaching and counseling, founded the American Institute of Spoken English and Grammar in Andhra Pradesh (now Telegana), helped to launch an online Bible training institute, and begam an in-depth study of the Hebrew names of God, resulting in her self-published online and PDF book, "The God Behind the Names".

However, as Linda's health began to rapidly decline and the global financial market became more precarious, she found herself challenged with trying to balance her online teaching and counseling ministry with increasingly labor-intensive fund-raising activities. After prayerful consideration, we changed the ministry's objectives and now exist primarily as an encouragement and prayer partner to these indigenous pastors and missionaries. Pastor Linda now limits her activities to maintaining her online teaching and counseling ministries. We also provide ordination under the banner of My Redeemer Lives Christian Ministry (for those who meet certain criterion) to pastors in India, Nepal, African countries, Philippines, and Pakistan. She also no longer provides free websites for foreign indigenous ministries in favor of the growing popularity of the social media arena. If anyone in these countries needs help developing a Facebook page for their ministrty, Pastor Linda will provide assistance as the Lord enables.

Although we have changed our perspective and approach to assisting ministries in Asia and Africa, we definitely have not abandoned them. We continue to pray for them and as the Lord enables, we support the following called men and women of God for the work of ministry — whether through financial and material gifts, Bible training, Bibles, ordination, or evangelistic materials.

Banjara Ministry & Children's Home—India | Calvary Banjara Youth Network (CBYN)—India
Christian Care Interlink Ministries—Kenya | Last Age Ministries—Pakistan | Living Hope & Ramah Nursery School—Tanzania
Nepal Charity Missions | Redemption Ministries & Welfare Society—India | Siloam Evangelistic Ministries—India
Solidarity International Academy—Nepal | Sovereign Grace Church—Philippines | Unreached Gospel Ministries—India

Will you partner with us in helping to spread the Gospel message to those who are lost? The time is short . . . the End is near . . . the fields are white for harvest and the workers are few. We need your help!

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,
is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction..."

(James 1:27 ESV)

"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, 'Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,'
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?"

(James 2:15-16)

In other words . . . although salvation is a free gift from our extravagantly-loving God, being a Christian comes with responsibilities; we shouldn't think of it as a "free ride"! Will you help?

 

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