Newsletter, February 2018

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Dear Friends,

The disciples asked Jesus why they had not been able to cast out a demon, and He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith, for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.” Mathew 17:20


A mustard seed is very small. So, this tells me that I only need a little faith to move a mountain? I had never quite grasped this scripture until I got my mind off the idea of moving a real mountain. I realized that we all have problems to face. Some are bigger than others, but these are our mountains. When you understand the meaning of what Jesus said, what a blessing to grab hold of it.

Many of us are facing some big mountains in their lives. Several women I know have recently lost their husbands. For those who know that their husbands are in heaven, there is great comfort, but it is a devastating loss and a major life change. Some are dealing with the death of a child or family member or a close friend. Others are in physical pain. The list of mountains is long. And remember . . . if you have the faith of mustard seed you can move a mountain. The mountain may not get moved in the way you hoped, but trust God for the best answer to the problem you are facing. Sometimes He completely surprises us.

We have been receiving a number of prayer requests, so I have started an email Prayer Group. If you need prayer, please let us know. If you are willing to be part of the Prayer Group, sent me your email at awstradio@gmail.com.

For quite some time, we have been dealing with a series of problems on the AWST computers. We are back on radio (see the back for the stations) and I had problems getting the Wilkins site onto my computer so that I could upload the programs. I struggled for several days and finally I took the computer to a local business that has done work for us before. It took the man less than 30 minutes to solve the problem, and he didn’t charge me! Sometimes we get wonderful answers to prayer.

More scriptures on faith:

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, . . .be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

. . . in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

. . . fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith, produces endurance, and let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
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By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3

All scripture is taken from the New American Standard Bible.

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We are now broadcasting on the following radio stations:
WLMR AM/FM Mon-Fri 8:15 am Chattanooga, TN.
WYYC AM/FM Mon-Fri 8:15 am York, PA,
KIOU AM/FM Mon-Fri 7:15 am in Shreveport, LA
WIJD AM/FM Mon-Fri 7:15 am Mobil, AL.

You can listen to any of these stations on your computer, iPhone or Android at www.wilkinsradio.com

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Programs uploaded on the podcast

Feb. 1, 2018

Shelly Carlson -#413 The Healing Process, Norma Bonds -# 285 Psalms 23 #1, #286 Ps. 23 He Restores My Soul
Phyllis Carvalho -#458 Stick Horse Rodeos, Lori Vanman-#431 Searched for Answers to Life
Ola Westmoreland-#470 Lived a Rowdy Life, Liz Marcellin-#485 The Need to Laugh& Play
Julie Camel -#471 Dysfunctional Family

A Woman’s Special Touch podcast can be heard on Google Play Music or iTunes. On your computer or mobile device you may download iTunes free. Go to the iTunes store, click on menu, click on the podcast and type in A Woman’s Special Touch. Click on our icon and pick any of our 287 programs.

We have designed a business card that includes this information. If you would like to have some of these cards so that you can pass the information along, please let us know. We would appreciate your help spreading the news about how to listen to our program on podcast. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account and could post this information, it would be a wonderful help.

Our TV program can be seen on WVCY-TV in Milwaukee.

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Praise and Prayer

Please pray that all our equipment will work well. Pray that people will listen to these wonderful programs on podcast and on the radio. Thank you, for your prayers and financial support.

In His bonds,
Norma Bonds
awstradio@gmail.com