Friday, February 12, 2010

Debbie Lindell Encourages Nashville Residents

Last fall, Nancy Alcorn had the privilege of being invited to speak at the annual Designed for Life women’s conference, hosted by Debbie Lindell, co-pastor with her husband John, of James River Assembly in Springfield, MO. Nancy absolutely loved her time at James River and was so blessed to get to connect with Debbie - a new friend and dynamic woman of God.

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On Wednesday, residents and staff enjoyed welcoming Debbie and her daughter Savannah to the Nashville home for a special time of teaching and encouragement. Debbie described the difficult and lonely years of their early ministry and explained how God eventually led them to Springfield, Missouri, where they founded James River Assembly – an incredible church which has grown to over 12,000 people in weekly attendance and multiple locations. The girls were amazed by her challenge to see their lives for the possibilities rather than the way things might look right now. Debbie challenged the girls to be passionate about God’s love for them and take advantage of the power that is available to them through Christ. Savannah prayed a powerful prayer over the girls, empowering them to embrace all that God has for them and start walking out their freedom today.

Here is what a few of the girls had to say about Debbie’s visit:

Heather said, “This was an AMAZING teaching. I loved it. God is bigger than my problems and nothing is impossible with Him. When I realize all that God has done for me, I am compelled to worship Him.”

Rachael said, “The power available in Christ is explosive, like dynamite! That power is in ME!


Debbie has a huge heart for Mercy Ministries and we are excited to continue building a relationship with her awesome church.

To learn more about Pastor John and Debbie Lindell or James River Assembly, visit their website at www.jamesriver.org.