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Let's Worship Together IN PERSON!


Hear The RoarSUMITE NATION: Church Without Walls, Worldwide Conference. 

HEAR THE ROAR

April 5 & 6, 2019
Temecula, CA

Friday night, meet-and-greet at Lynn Donovan's home: 43952 Barletta Street, Temecula, CA 92592; 6pm

All day conference 9am - 4pm at Linfield Christian School 31950 Pauba Road., Temecula, CA 92592 

Come hungry for powerful teaching. Testimony time. Prayer and a commissioning into our next move of God and into our victory in life. 

  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Teaching
  • Testimony
  • Sharing
  • Impartation
  • Encouragement
  • HOPE

In a few weeks a detailed itinerary of the event will be posted. Stay tuned!

Registration covers both days and includes lunch by Chick Fil A (Saturday). Bring a pillow for your chair, your Bible, your expectation for a GREAT MOVE OF GOD and your love. Also we will receive an offering. People from around the world have already purchased flights and made arrangements to attend. It will be worth every expense and effort to meet the SUMite family you have come to know and love, our "Church Without Walls."

Below are some travel sites to assist you in making arrangements. Also, join the Facebook travel group. Connect with others arriving at airports and make arrangements to carpool to Temecula. Remember this is Southern California. Traffic during rush hours is tremendous. Plan to arrive close to mid-morning or early afternoon. Normal travel time is about one hour from the San Diego or Ontario, CA airports. International travelers will arrive at LAX. Approximate drive time from LA is 2 1/2 hours. Plan to rent a car or limo and carpool together. 

Uber and Lyft can be very affordable from San Diego or Ontario. Teri Fox did some checking and found Uber to be around $100 to $140 and can fit four people. Lyft is around $120 and can be booked ahead of time.  Plan on four people.

The Temecula Air Shuttle quoted $219. Again plan to share the fare. Arrange carpooling in the travel group.

 
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Remember that Disneyland, Seaworld, Legoland, and Knotts and many other attractions are within an hour drive from Temecula. 

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I count it a privilege to see you face-to-face. I can't wait to worship with you and to pray with you. Let's look to Jesus and allow Him to fill us with His love and we will THRIVE as we live in faith and await the salvation of our loved ones!!!!!

Lynn Donovan

The leadership of SUM will arrive early to pray for you and for our event. Expect the Lord Jesus Christ to be among us. Expect His power, purpose and revelation to flow to us and through us. 

This ROAR will be extraordinary!!!

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If you think it impossible to attend, just watch this video. NOTHING is impossible with Jesus Christ!

1 med Res Enforcer Front CoverLynn, I couldn't stop reading this book!  It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean.  Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb

Going To Church Alone


Book-coverToday, I want to chat about another big issue. This is a re-post for our newest family members. (Jan, 2016)

GOING TO CHURCH ALONE.

Gang, can I just say – Grrrrrrrrr

This is so hard. I know that for me this was an area that was of intense and great struggle. Even today, I truly desire my husband to join me for church on Sunday. I’ve had to wrangle through all of the different aspects of church non-attendance with my husband. I’m certain many of you have as well.

First, dealing with the whole couple thing. Grrrrrr, again! Our Western society is significantly “couple” focused. Learning to do anything alone takes a ton of courage and prayer. At least it did for me and I’m usually a courageous person. But after remaining a floundering believer at home, there comes a day when your need for community outweighs fear and you timidly cross the threshold of a church.

Once conquering that fear, you then must overcome disappointment as you see other couples together in church. True that. Anyone???

My friends, I want to assure you that if you are currently in this season of walking unequally yoked and attending church alone, it does become easier. 

Think about this. As you consider your life, most of us find that God has been amazingly faithful. Even in our periods of doubt or in my case, spiritual rebellion. God never left me nor did He forsake me. EVER. Even when I ran away from Him. As I slowly returned to my heavenly Father, I realized His faithfulness and it became the strength and my backbone. I made the decision to be faithful and return to church. And I’m so glad I did.

It was within my church community, women’s Bible study, that my healing began. I know I wrote about this our book, Winning Him Without Words. But it’s good to remember that God made us for community. At the core of all we are, we are designed for community, membership, authentic living, to be known and to know others in truth.

Knowing this, church became vital. It was my weekly re-charge. And when children became part of the family, they needed church too. That foundation of training in their early lives will live on in the next generation.

I’ve attended church alone for nearly 25 years. It’s been hard and it’s been glorious. Churches are challenging. You must remember they are filled with broken and needy people who are just like you. Attending church requires us to wear forgiveness like a cloak and to cry out for God to fill us with love, every, single day that we may love people like Him.

But at the end of the day, church is a hint of our future. One day THE CHURCH, will gather in the great assembly, with pure love in our hearts and will join as one people, one voice in worship. I promise we can’t imagine the depth of love we will feel and experience. I can’t wait.

So focus on Jesus and love even the broken and messy at church. And allow others who truly care about your life, to love on you. Be authentic and allow them to serve you.

Here are some lessons I’ve learned through sitting alone in church. One, I’m not the only one. My spiritual mismatched allowed me to see many others who don’t fit in. My heart is drawn to those who are alone, even those who feel alone but ARE sitting with a spouse. And my friends, churches are filled with these kinds of people who pretend their marriage is perfect. It’s simply not true. Every marriage, including your pastor's will struggle, even greatly struggle at some point. It’s just different from yours.

Allow yourself to set aside your loneliness and pain and truly look around you. It’s likely your training here at SUM and through the Word will allow you to speak love and truth into some other misfit who is sitting in the sanctuary. And that my friends, is exactly what delights the heart of God.

BTW: Ultimately we will discover we are all misfits and that is exactly what God intends!!!

Hugs, Lynn

1 med Res Enforcer Front CoverLynn, I couldn't stop reading this book!  It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean.  Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb

NEWS: Winning Them with Prayer Now on Kindle!

WinningThemWithPrayers-CoverLR2_grandeMy friends, we are thrilled to announce the Kindle version of Winning Them With Prayer is now available! This process has been fun and challenging as I've learned to expand my graphic design skills into the realm of book layout and ebook design. The book has a fully interactive table of contents that allows you to click directly to the prayers assigned to each chapter.

The only thing you would need to add to your reading experience is a journal to personalize your prayers, and SUMites, that's when things change and hearts are moved. Our prayers are powerful (Jam. 5:16) and when we personalized Scripture as these prayers do and turn them into declarations, God is already there watching His over His Word to perform it (Jer. 1:12).

And here is some of the feedback we are receiving about this powerful book that has been birthed from the Holy Spirit's leading in Lynn's teaching and the prayers we wrote for it. We are more powerful than we know, SUMites! Love you! ~Dineen

Thank you Lynn, for this book! Over the years, I have printed out many of your prayers and prayed them over my family over and over. This book is way beyond anything I expected. I am rejoicing and praying OUT LOUD over my family each prayer. I am excited to see what God is going to do in my life and here in the Sumite community! — Diane W.

This book is powerful and exactly what I needed! Thanks for the prompting of the Holy Spirit and your obedience to Him! May the Lord continue to do a work in you and through you in Jesus’ name. Amen. — Jessica B.

This book is so AMAZING!!!! ... Those prayers in the book are just soooooo good!!!! — Laurie

Order Winning Them With Prayer, hard copy or Kindle at Amazon.

 

1 med Res Enforcer Front CoverLynn, I couldn't stop reading this book!  It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean.  Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb

Today At Church I Looked Down The Row And Was......


Raising Godly KidsHi Gang,

Well today it’s my turn to write about chapter four of Not Alone re-titled Raising Godly Kids in a Spiritually Mismatched Home.

Churched Kids

My heart and head is full of thoughts and emotions when I consider raising our kids in church. I share a number of my thoughts and experiences in chapter four about kids and church, youth group (to go or not to go), the conflict within our homes with Dad and so on….

But in this moment as I write about our kids and church, the faithfulness of God overflows in my spirit and stirs my heart.

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m pondering an ordinary, yet profound moment. You see, everything I’ve done to raise my daughter, all the words I’ve written about parenting culminated in this morning. I was humbled to watch the faithfulness of God unfold in front of my eyes in a beautiful moment.

I will tell you that my daughter, who was raised in a spiritually mismatched home all of her life, has been walking through a season of crisis and doubt about her faith. Several circumstances have contributed to this season. I have prayed with faith for her. I’ve talked with her. I’ve argued and there may have been moments of loud conflict between us *sheepish grin*. However THIS MORNING God showed me how very powerful “my faith and my prayers” have been in the life of this child. AND interestingly, in the lives of her friends.

Following one of our long discussions several weeks ago, I decided not to push her to attend church with me while she is home on her college summer break. So, on Saturday night I set my alarm and was heading to bed. My cell phone buzzed. It’s my daughter calling me from someplace in town where she met up with her friends for ice cream.

“Mom, I just wanted to catch you before you go to sleep.”

“Okay, I’m still awake.” She knows that I go to bed really early.

“Well, Mom, I want to go to church with you in the morning. Oh and I want to bring my friend who I plan to pick up and bring him to our house in the morning. Then can we swing by and pick up Gina because she wants to go with us too.”

“Sure thing Sweetie. I love you. See you in the morning.”

“Nite, nite Mom.

As I write this I’m an ordinary and thankful mother because God is so faithful. I sat in a row of chairs at church with my daughter who worshiped with her full heart. Her BFF, and two other young men who are her good friends were sitting with us. A row of young people who wanted to attend church. Young men and women who want to know Jesus and to walk in real faith.

I looked down the row and was overwhelmed by God’s love as I watched them all worship together.

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Mom and Dad, our kids watch us. They are looking to see if WE believe. They are looking to us to show them the way in a world that is confusing and brutal.  

We have two powerful weapons to war for our children.
We have profound influence in their lives.
AND we have the ear of the King!

Mom and Dad, your kids will choose one day to attend church on their own because you were faithful to love Jesus out loud before them. Day after day, moment after moment. Faithfully reading God’s Word. Daily praying for them by name.

THAT is what legacy is all about. That is what loving Jesus with our full heart will yield. That is what chapter four is all about…. Churched Kids, who will one day walk into a life-long faith in Jesus.

And if you are not seeing that right now, never stop praying! I believe the prodigals will be running home!

I would love to hear your thoughts about chapter four. It would bless me greatly if you would PLEASE share your stories of how you are impacting your children for the Kingdom. Please, please share because there is another mama or dad out there that needs your wisdom and your story to help them in parenting their children to faith.

I love you so much. Mom and Dad you are more powerful than you know. You are walking in a path of eternal impact. So WARRIOR ON and let’s lead our children by our love for Jesus.

Have an amazing week. Now go hug your kids and tell them that Jesus loves them!!! (An unexpected text works too) Hugs, Lynn

1 med Res Enforcer Front CoverLynn, I couldn't stop reading this book!  It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean.  Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb

Winning Him Without Words

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New cover WHWWMary Wrote: 

Your book is amazing, I have laughed, cried, and then laughed some more.  My post-it notes have come down and all my books are neatly placed on my bookshelf instead of randomly left opened for a certain someone to see (LOL).  I loved the stories your readers shared.  

Reading your story on going to church alone was like replaying many of my Sunday mornings.  I have never felt so alone in a room full of people as I have on some Sunday mornings, but this past Sunday I walked in with a confident heart. 

I am learning to depend on Jesus, and you know what? It's a great feeling!  I feel like this huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.  I don't have to worry about my husband being saved, I don't have to worry about my marriage....God's got it!  He's handling it and I am thankful and praising Him  through it.  I am so thankful that I will no longer have a marriage full of anger, resentment, bitterness and worst of all loneliness, instead I look forward to a marriage full of love, forgiveness, understanding, a marriage full of God's grace.  

Lynn, last night I finished the questions for key#3, and this morning I gave thanks to the Lord for the things I most admired about my husband....I didn't realize how,ugh I don't even have the words to explain what happened as I went down my list. This was such an eye opener, so many things, so many moments went through my head, I have taken this wonderful man for granted.  I have been so busy focusing on all the pain that I have missed out on a wonderful husband. This was really a great exercises, I needed to be reminded why I married this man and this did it. 

I am now a regular on you website.  I look forward to reading your daily message.  You and Dineen are wonderful!  Thank you for all that you guys do.  Your prayers have also become a part of my days.   

I know there is a lot of work ahead of me, but I'm willing to do it, my husband and my marriage are worth it.  ~ Mary

1 med Res Enforcer Front CoverLynn, I couldn't stop reading this book!  It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean.  Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb