Welcome to Broken Shells Ministry
Loving God & Others
We Believe in God’s Word
The first time we recognized that God had something special for us to do was on a beautiful sunny day in Passagrille Beach, Florida. Ray and I had taken a few days to just relax and get away from the mountains. As I walked looking for shells, and Ray laid lazily on the sand I asked the Lord to help me find “a perfect, beautiful” shell just like Him. I reached down to pick up a shell to only find it was broken as I went to throw it into the water, I felt in my spirit the Lord say I was broken for you. I thought yes you were Lord, thank you. I brought the shell to my chest and decided I needed to keep this broken shell.
A little later I picked another shell up only to see a hole right through the middle of it again as I went to throw it back, a sense of I was pierced for you by this time I could feel tears forming in my eyes. I held that broken shell tightly.
I continued my walk on the beach now using these two broken shells to speak to some ladies that were doing the same thing I had been doing seeking shells.
Time after time none of the ladies that I spoke to regarding these broken shells, that now had become treasures to me, seemed to understand that I was sharing God with them through these broken shells. I remember asking God ”Does anyone on this beach know about you”? It was at that moment that in my heart and in my spirit, the words came “Broken Shells Ministry.”
Walking and wondering what it meant, I went back to Ray who was coming out of the water. I shared with him my broken shell story as he pulled from his pocket a perfectly beautiful whole shell, identical to my broken shell but whole.
From that moment on we began to pray and pray and pray about how we could use these broken shells and the perfect shell to share Jesus.
Now we know. “Broken Shells Ministry” to the honor and glory of the One who has taken our brokenness and made us whole!
Healing the Broken
The mission of this ministry is to reach broken and hurting people with the saving and healing message of Jesus Christ.
We accomplish this ministry by growing in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ while sharing the Gospel with others.
One in Spirit and Purpose
We believe God is the one and only true God.
We believe God the Father, God the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are the great three in one the Holy Trinity.
We believe God is creator and sovereign over everything.
We believe the Holy Bible is God’s perfect written words to us without mistakes or contradictions.
We believe Jesus Christ is God’s only Son. He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified for our sins so that we may be restored to a loving relationship with God the Father. We believe Christ was buried, rose from the grave and is seated by the Father in heaven always interceding for us.
We believe the Holy Spirit comes to live in us when we place our trust and life in Jesus Christ. He teaches us, guides us, comforts us, and empowers us through anointed understanding and Biblical gifts, to do the will and the work of the Father on earth.
We believe True Prayer is a Love Relationship with God. It is enjoying a relationship and not enduring a religious activity. It is the privilege of soaring to the very throne of God. It is meeting with God Himself.
We believe in water baptism after salvation through emersion as an act of obedience to our Lord, and as a visual witness to the world of Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe that Jesus is coming again to claim His faithful bride and to take us to heaven forever and ever and ever!
The Way to Salvation
Dear God, I need a loving Savior. I believe that Your Son Jesus died to set me free from my sins and to make me whole. I believe Jesus not only died for me personally but that He got up out of that grave and is alive and in heaven with You. Forgive me for the sins in my life that have separated me from You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, teach me Your ways, and cause me to follow You all the days of my life. Thank you for Your gift of salvation. Thank You for eternal life. Thank You for coming to my rescue. I now call You Lord and Savior of my life! Now that you have asked Jesus to live with you and for you.
Here is a promise from Him to you:
IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS, IF IT WERE NOT SO I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU. AND IF I GO TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR YOU, I WILL COME AGAIN TO RECEIVE YOU TO MYSELF, THAT WHERE I AM THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO. – JOHN 14:2-3
Praise the Lord. We thank God for your commitment to our Lord. Tell everyone what you have done. But wait there’s more. Please contact us and let us know who you are, and what you have done. We want to send you something that will help you to move forward in your new life.