When her husband, Duane, collapsed, Ruth had no idea that the ministry plans they had prayerfully laid out had been shattered. The world as she knew it, and the husband she had married, were about to be transformed. Take this journey of faith with Ruth Mayfield in Trusting God through the Valley, as she rests in peaceful assurance that the Lord has everything under control, while doctors bring devastating news. Duane faced death several times. Yet miracles follow as family and friends join their faith with Ruth’s to see God’s miraculous intervention again and again. This is a true story of God’s faithfulness when we face severe trials. You will be encouraged and your faith deepened as you read how Ruth placed her mustard seed faith in an all powerful, loving God.
Ruth gives an overview of the book:
Sunday, April 29, 2007, began as the alarm sounded in our hotel room in Houston, Texas. I awoke to find my husband, Duane, sleeping curled up on the floor without a pillow or blanket. I assumed he had a bad night, perhaps because the mattress was too soft. The room was very warm. He had apparently turned off the air conditioning during the night. I turned on the air and threw a blanket over him. He looked very uncomfortable. His nightshirt was on over another shirt and backwards. He must have gotten cold during the night.
I jumped in the shower, dressed, and came out to wake him. We would have just enough time to dress for the service he was scheduled to preach at 10:15 a.m. I was going to have to scramble to get our entire luggage packed into the car so that we could check out. We had a long drive ahead, back toward New Orleans and on our way to Florida, then up the East Coast. This was our ministry tour. When I leaned over him, inquiring about his position, he didn’t respond except for a moan. I tried to reason with him, reminding him of our tight schedule for that morning. He was really looking forward to preaching at this church. We had spent the entire week getting to know the leadership team, teaching and encouraging them. A strong relationship had begun with the pastor when he visited Jerusalem last year. It had continued to develop since that time, and we had been blessed to get to know the leadership team of the church during the previous week.
Several times I attempted to get him off the floor. Finally, I laid out his clothes, gathered the first load of suitcases, and left the room, commenting that he must be up and in the shower when I get back. We were at a nice hotel, and we felt like God had really blessed us by allowing us to stay there. We had driven from upstate New York to New Orleans, Louisiana, to serve as chaplains with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team, ministering to Hurricane Katrina victims. There we stayed in a recreation hall on cots, dormitory style, in Chalmette, St. Bernard’s Parish. Our time in Houston was the beginning of our four-month ministry tour of the US. Our apartment in Jerusalem seemed foreign in comparison with all we had encountered so
Miracles, healing, and God's love fill the pages of this book. Our faithful heavenly father cares about every detail of our lives and walks with us through every difficulty. Sometimes we don't see him when we are overwhelmed with a situation but he is there. You will enjoy glimpsing his loving hand orchestrating these circumstances.
Ruth McMillan Mayfield is a woman of faith who shares her passion for God and His Word through the testimonies of many years of life experiences with the Lord. Dramatic stories of God's faithfulness in the midst of trials and His transformations in her life are the focus...