It is amazing how people are brought together supernaturally to fulfill God’s purposes and plans. One such occurrence recently took place in O’Brien, Florida, at Wellspring Healing Retreat Center, where Tom and Barbara Winslow are Directors. I hope the vision that God let me experience will be a blessing to all who read it.
On the weekend of June 24, 2017, I spent time with my friends, Tom and Barbara, at Wellspring. Tom had just been released from the hospital after miraculously surviving a severe case of Pancreatitis. I was so glad that God healed him! After supper, Barbara and I were sitting outside for a few minutes with her chickens, which she calls “her girls.” Around 8:30 pm, I told Barbara that I would like to go and spend some time in the Word with the Lord.
After reading the Word and praying, I began to drift off. I thought I was dreaming but then realized that I was being lifted up out of my body. As I floated, I also realized someone had my hand. I looked to see who had my hand and it was Jesus. His face was so very bright that I could not see it clearly, but his eyes were so loving and kind, giving comfort to me. We began to float toward the ceiling and I braced because I thought we would hit it. Jesus tugged my hand gently. I looked and could still see myself lying in bed. We floated through the ceiling above Wellspring when I noticed the building was in the shape of a cross. I had no idea the building was shaped like a cross before this vision.
At the top of the cross were the most beautiful rocks. They looked like white crystals in the shape of a circle. Water flowed from the center like a fountain with rhythmic flowing – not splashing. The water was very, very clear. It flowed up and back into the well. The water flowed like water within water like a cycle. (It is hard to put human words on this vision.) We floated over the well and watched it together and then Jesus spoke to me and said: “This is my mark.” I looked upon His face. The light on His face was bright, loving and peaceful.
(One year later, I was asked to oversee a special project of beautification concerning the well at Wellspring.)
He then led me back through the ceiling to where I was sleeping. I laid back down in my body. Jesus looked back at me as He floated away. The next realization I had was that I woke up completely awake and aware of what had just happened.I wept with thanksgiving for what I had just experienced. I am so grateful for the love and compassion that I knew in the presence of the Lord. Wellspring has become a very special place for me because I never had a revelation of God before my stay there. What a Holy visitation that God made possible because of His Excellent Grace!
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With all the racial conflict occurring nationwide, now seems the right time for a portion of Patricia Hines Mitchell’s bio to be told. Patricia grew up hearing stories of her grandfather who made Suwannee County history. She was the first black woman, as well as the first black person, to work in that County as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). During that time in the 1980’s, she faced racial discrimination and began to realize how difficult it must have been for her grandfather in those early years of segregation.
One day, her EMT unit was dispatched as a rescue call to a private residence where she encountered an “Archie Bunker” type of man. When he observed that she was not white, he made a racial remark about it. Being a strong Christian, Patricia smiled at him and assured the man that she was well qualified and capable of taking care of him. But, if he wanted to postpone his heart attack until the next shift, she was certain the EMT on the next shift would be white.
After carefully considering the options, he was more than happy to accept her services. When the patient recovered, he and his wife submitted a letter of commendation on Patricia’s behalf. She was recognized by the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners for her work that day.
“For now we are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and we who have been baptized into union with Christ are enveloped by Him. We are no longer Jews or Greeks or slaves or free men or even merely men or women, but we are all the same we are Christians; we are one in Christ Jesus”
Galatians 3:26-28 TLB
Patricia believes it’s important to remember who you are and to pass that information on to the next generation. She has been doing a lot of research for the following reason: “I want people to know that African Americans contributed to this county and history. There are some parts of history that people never find out about, but knowing who you are, where you came from, gives you a sense of direction, a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose.”
( Information for this last part of the post was provided by both Patricia & The Suwannee Democrat publication )
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