Today, as I was trying to sleep, the Holy Ghost began to show me the entire picture of my life and why ministry is so important. Now, this won't be a deep blog, but it is a eye-opening one! God showed me in less than 10 minutes the intimate details of the Purpose of My Passion. I have come to realize, that I have never put into words or stated on paper just what Ladies Night Out Out International Ministries, , really means to me. Now is the time to write it and make it plain for the entire world to know and understand.

It has been the most incredible, breathtaking, painful yet teachable time for me. In the last 11 years, when a handful of people tried to make me doubt the mission of my life, I can actually say with great accuracy, that Ladies Night Out International Ministries filled the needs of thousands of women in the Canton, Massillon, Akron, Cleveland, Atlanta, Louisiana, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Chicago, Tennessee, Denver, Cold Springs, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington DC, Canada and California Regions.

Ladies Night Out International Ministries has invested over $251,000+ of community and personal money into programs that teach on health, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and cultural dynamics of countless women. It has given away more than $85,000 in Kitchen Supplies, Computers, Webdesign, Home Supplies, Furnishings, Grants, Scholarships, Food, Debt Release, Clothing, Educational Events, Event Scholarships and much more. It has changed the lives of countless individuals and has cultivated tremendous good in women's lives as well as the community of Canton Ohio. Ladies Night Out International Ministries has been a forerunner in the church community and actually taught many churches how to have conferences at different sizes, different financial budgets and at a different mindset level in order to advance their ministry. It has been a template that many ministries have utilized in it's level of professionalism, level of love, level of business and level of excellence. Ladies Night Out International Ministries has made a imprint and has been the birthing process for many ministries that are widely known and ones that are not so known due to mentoring, training and sharing information on what works and what dosen't in today's society.

Some of the biggest sponsors to date have been Aultman Hospital, Home Depot, Malone University, Alabaster Oils, L.T.A. Productions, The Appling Family, Cathedral of Life Ministries and Value City Department Stores.

Many women and families have walked away with a piece of Ladies Night Out either in their stomach, their hearts, their minds, their homes or their education, that has started a new generation of hope for their children. I've never looked at it quite that way before. Sometimes, when you do something for years, you eventually begin to do it out of habit and forget why you do it in the first place.

I have not received many thank you's and I have actually been hurt more than I really want to state by people who have taken advantage of the programs offered and the income that my husband and I poured into this particular ministry. We have been raped and stolen from financially, resourcefully and spiritually in many capacities. We have not taken anything from the ministry in financial gain or in a state of need. Our family has struggled with being disabled ourselves with finances that are very limited. My children have struggled with the sharing of my husband and I with countless families. Yet, I count it all joy! and would honestly do it all over again just to see the souls saved, restored and redeemed.

Yes, the ministry has changed the dynamics of who I am. I have lost friends due to circumstances beyond my control, miscommunication and assumption of my heart. I have even been cursed by some of the most famed people in the world. I have looked and experienced lies, deceit, betrayal and hatred simply because Ladies Night Out International Ministries exist. Many have misread my heart and have tried me in the public eye. But, I count it all joy!and would honestly do it all over again just to see the souls saved, restored and redeemed.

Yes, the ministry has shaken the very core of my beliefs in people and even God. Yet it has built my faith to a level beyond just existing and actually cultivated a level of extreme movement. You see, when all the dust settles, it comes down to one thing. Who did I do this for? I have received no rewards on earth for my passion. Instead, I have experienced great resistance to change, to stability and to increase. I myself had to stop resisting the assignment and learn how to embrace the making of who I am through Ladies Night Out International. Though it made me and continues to mold me, I must always concede to the inevitable truth that I did all this just to hear "Well Done" by the only who matters...Jesus.

So, if the ministry changes the dimensions of people and activates motivation to become something greater than their own bondage, it still has done nothing if I loose the greatest reward, or miss out on the greatest compliment one can give, by the only one who can give it. Yes, I wanted to help people...but helping someone didn't need to take all of this. Yes, I wanted to see people's lives changed and give them hope and extend to them the helping hand that never was extended to me in my grave time of need...yet, I can honestly say, I didn't do it for the women or the families. My passion was and still is to pursue God's voice, His presence and His approval and yet, do it all in constant state of forgiveness and love.

I can not allow any bitterness to grow alongside the branches of this great movement. Nor can allow offense to dictate by responsibility to God's Kingdom and people. So you see, Ladies Night Out is not just another women's conference. It's not just another event. It's not close to being finished, nor will it end in my lifetime. I will mentor someone to take my place to grow it even further than what I could. Ladies Night Out International Ministries is the cultivating force that motivates and encourages my passion.

When one women gets that she is loved, and really moves in that dimension of knowledge...it's worth it.

If you never remember my name, please remember my cause. If you have already formed an opinion about my character, please look deeper into my heart. If I am unable to please your qualifications or meet your validation requirement, than I truly understand and hold no offense towards you. But, please always examine the evidence...it was my passion for the voice of God that pushed me into a lifetime of servanthood.

This year Ladies Night Out International Ministries will be at a turning point. This year is the Paradigm Shift. The patterns of old can not work in this dimension. Everyone must adjust to revealed requirements of the Holy Spirit.

The vision for Ladies Night Out International Ministries is as follows:

Ladies Night Out will be moble and move it's education format to multiple cities and countries World Wide. The ministry will try to reach and try to help those in Africa, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, South America and Haiti.
Ladies Night Out will continue to grow it's corporate sponsorship in order to maintain and sustain such a call.
Ladies Night Out will actively seek out State Ambassadors as well as Ambassadors at Large who represent the nations listed.
Ladies Night Out will establish Shelters, Work Programs, Water and Food Programs, Education and College Programs to increase productivity of quality World Wide.
Ladies Night Out will be a Mission, a Passion, a Global Cause.
My passion...to hear the voice of God say well done. My motivation...YOU! My marker...your change! My finish line...when my heart walks in continuous love.

Thank you.

PS: If you are interested in attending this event, please contact me at 330-479-9488 or register at 330-819-3148. Cost of event is only $35. Dates of event are Friday June 10 - Saturday June 12. I hope to see you there!

Author's Bio: 

Apostle, Visionary & Founder of Ladies Night Out International Ministries, Creator & Founder of Alabaster Oils, Editor & Chief of Alabaster Magazine, National Conference Speaker, International Author, Seasoned Playwright, National Christian Recording Artist, Radio Personality, and Talk Show Host

Apostle Lynnette Tiller Appling is the Senior Co-Pastor of New Wine International Fellowship Church located in Massillon Ohio & Cincinnati Ohio along side of her wonderful husband and Boaz, Apostle Jeffery L. Appling.

She is the anointed and empowered Visionary & Founder of Ladies Night Out International Ministries, a dynamic apostolic women’s ministry that has brought tremendous healing and holistic prosperity to spiritually thirsty and hungry women.

Lynnette is also the Creator and Founder of “Alabaster Oils”. These oils have been specifically mixed and created for the use and healing of God’s people. In addition, she is the founder and chief editor of Alabaster Magazine, a teaching magazine that enables and empowers everyday women to become all that they can be through the un-compromised word of God. On top of all of this she is as an award winning Humanitarian, accomplished National Christian Recording Artist, much sought after National Conference Speaker, seasoned Women’s Counselor, Young Girls Counselor, and Marriage Counselor, Teacher, Mentor, Event Consultant, Seasoned Playwright, and International Author of her first book, “A Kept Woman”. Lynnette is an ordained and licensed Apostle of the Word of God.

Lynnette currently travels the nation teaching of God’s true character while elevating the minds of people to see and experience one true love…Jesus Christ. She also teaches on Kingdom Structure in churches. This particular teachings deal with the infrastructure of churches and the lack of understanding of God’s Kingdom mindset. Her individual message is about total and complete healing that truly enlightens on redemptive resolutions and empowerment in one’s life. Sharing the message of God’s promises and often-overlooked covenants and kingdom archetect, Lynnette reveals an eye and heart opening look at what Christ has stored up for those who simply believe and obey.

She is a yoke-breaking psalmist who understands the power of musical worship and a Apostle with a clear message of God’s faithfulness and undeniable love. Each seron and song is a direct testimony of what Christ has done in her life. It is unmistakably insightful of how powerful this message is for Lynnette teaches and sings from experience. From surviving rape, poverty, mental & physical abuse, depression, oppression and the death of her oldest child, to being healed from many debilitating illnesses such as fibromyalgia, plaque build up in her leg, asthma, ovarian cyst, heart disease & chronic fatigue. These challenges among others have tried to destroy her but God has unshackled, healed and released her. He then set her on a course cultivating healing, hope, promise and restoration for others. Because of her tremendous testimony, her newest book “A Kept Woman” has been written into a major musical stage play traveled the nation. It was written and is directed by Lynnette Appling and debuted in June of 2007 to a sold out crowd.

Lynnette has had the humble honor of opening and ministering for many gospel and contemporary Christian greats such as Tammy Trent, Pam Thum, Anointed, The William Brothers, Vicki Winans, Kenny Eldridge, Jaci Velasquez and Melba Moore as well as a Worshipping Psalmist for Bishop Iona Locke, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Apostle Tommi Femrite, Pastor Cheryl Grissom, Bishop Charles Ellis III and the late Bishop Norman L. Wagner. Lynnette’s womens ministry has hosted such greats as Cynthia Brazelton, Tapika Howard, Debbie Coffman and Mary Tiller Woods to name a few. Lynnette has also been a frequent requested soloist for the Republican Party’s State Senator Kirk Schuring. She has had the privilege of being showcased on Total Christian TV, Trinity Broadcast Network, CBS, Fox and on local stations in Canton Ohio. Her debut CD “From Within: Psalms of Lament” was the #1 requested demo CD on Gospeldemo.com for over 40 weeks running in 2001 and was played on radio stations nationwide. Multiple radio stations have honored her music ministry and had voted her as “The Artist of the Year”. In January 2006 Ohio National Independent Artist Music Awards honored her latest CD entitled “Intimate Worship”.

In addition to the music, Lynnette currently has several speaking DVD’s & CD’s entitled “A Kept Women”, “The Covenant”, “Only Believe”, “Prepare For the Ark of the Covenant”, ”Repentance, Forgiveness & Obedience; The Keys to God’s Favor”, “Purposed Vision” and “Breaking Down the Strongholds” to name a few. Her newest book entitled “The Heart of A Woman” was released in June of 2008. Lynnette has begun to write other teaching and healing books entitled “The Spiritual and Natural Rape of a Woman”, “The Heart of My Children”, “Breaking the Moabites Spirit” “The Fight Of My Life”, and “Forgiving My Mother To Love My Daughters” and “Wounded in Friendly Fire”. Forgiving My Mother To Love My Daughters has also been transformed into a major stage play.