ON MAY 30, 2003 ABOUT 9:00 P.M. MY DAUGHTER AND I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK.  AS WE LISTEN TO THE RADIO THERE WAS A
SONG THAT BEGAN TO PLAY THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION.  THE WORDS OF THE SONG SAID I NEED YOU/YOU NEED ME TO SURVIVE. IT
WENT ON TO SAY, IT IS HIS WILL THAT EVERY NEED BE SUPPLIED, YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME AND I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE.

I THEN ASK MY DAUGHTER ( ANGEL) IF SHE KNEW WHO THIS SONG WAS BY.  HER REPLY TO ME WAS THAT SHE DID NOT KNOW.  SHE THEN
PROCEEDED TO FIND OUT THE ARTIST NAME.  I HAVE HEARD THIS SONG MANY TIMES BEFORE, JUST NOT LIKE I HEARD IT THAT NIGHT.  
THEREFORE I HAD TO HAVE THAT CD, WE WENT TO PICK THE CD UP,  I LISTEN TO THAT SONG ALL NIGHT LONG.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF MY SPIRIT BEING RELEASED TO DO WHAT GOD HAD PLACED IN MY SPIRIT A LONG TIME AGO TO DO.  IT WAS
LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR JUST SWEPT ACROSS MY SOUL AND SPIRIT.  THAT SONG MINISTERED TO ME IN SUCH A TREMENDOUSLY
WAY. GOD MINISTERED TO ME A MESSAGE THAT NIGHT THAT REALLY REACHED THE DEPTHS OF MY SPIRIT.  THAT SONG RELEASED THAT
HUNGER, AND BURNING DESIRE THAT HAD BEEN DEEP DOWN IN MY SPIRIT FOR YEARS.

THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD WAS SO STRONG AND HEAVY ON ME THAT NIGHT IN MY ROOM AS I PRAISED AND WORSHIPED HIM.  I LAID
BEFORE GOD ALL NIGHT LONG, THE SPIRIT OF GOD WAS ALL OVER ME THE ENTIRE WEEKEND.  DURING THAT WEEKEND, GOD ALLOW ME
TO SIT DOWN AND WRITE A LETTER TO 3 OF HIS OUTSTANDING LEADING LADIES OF GREAT FAITH AND STRENGTH THAT HAS BEEN A PART
OF MY LIFE.

THE REASON FOR WRITING TO THEM WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE THE WOMEN WHOM GOD HAD PLACED ON MY HEART TO SHARE MY
VISION WITH FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.  I STARTED THE LETTER OFF BY SAYING TO THEM, HOW THAT THE LETTER THAT I WROTE TO THEM
WAS BEING WROTE WITH GREAT JOY AND ENTHUSIASM.  I WAS TAKING GREAT PRIDE AS I SAT AND WROTE FROM THE DEPTH OF MY HEART
AND SOUL TO THEM.  AS GOD WAS SPEAKING TO MY SPIRIT ON WHAT TO SAY TO THEM, I WAS PRAYING AND HOPING THAT AS THEY READ
THE LETTER, THEY ALSO WOULD BE IN PRAYER FOR ME FOR WHAT GOD HAD BEGUN TO DO FOR ME IN MY SPIRITUAL WALK.

AS I STARTED TO WRITE TEARS JUST RAN DOWN MY FACE WITH SUCH JOY AND GLADNESS THAT MY HEART WAS EXPERIENCING AT THAT
MOMENT.  THIS TIME OF MY LIFE WAS EXTREMELY SPECIAL TO ME.  GOD HAD TRULY DONE SOMETHING VERY GREAT FOR ME IN THE LINE
OF MY DELIVERANCE. WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT I WAS A WOMAN WHO NEVER FELT WORTHY OF ANYTHING, NEVER ABLE
TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH IN LIFE THAT ACCOUNTED FOR MUCH.

YET EACH DAY I HAD TO THANK GOD FOR SAVING ME. HE CONTINUED TO WALK WITH ME IN SPITE OF WHAT I THOUGHT.  HIS LOVE AND HIS
MERCY AND GRACE WAS ALWAYS THERE.  THAT NIGHT ON MAY 30,  2003 WAS A RENEWING OF MY WILL, LIFE, SOUL AND SPIRIT.

I WANTED TO SHARE WITH THESE 3 LEADING LADIES THE VISION THAT GOD HAD RELEASED IN MY HEART, MOST OF ALL HOW GOD HAD
ALLOW THIS VISION TO SPRING FORTH.  I THEN INFORMED THEM THAT I WOULD BE SENDING THEM A PACKAGE BY MAIL.  THE PACKAGE
WOULD CONTAIN A TAPE OF I NEED YOU/YOU NEED ME TO SURVIVE.  I NEEDED THEM TO LISTEN TO AND READ THE LETTER  PRAYERFULLY.

THAT SONG CONVEYS MY MOST INTER DEEPEST FEELING FOR ALL LEADING WOMEN, WHO HAS SUCH GREAT FAITH AND STRENGTH AND
COMPASSION FOR GOD'S WOMEN.  THIS SONG IS WHAT REALLY DEFINES ME.  I HAD SHARED WITH THEM SOMETIME AGO MY HEART
DESIRE TO BE ABLE TO BLESS WOMEN OF LOW SELF ESTEEM, AND WHATEVER ELSE THAT MAY BE CAUSING THEM TO FEEL AS IF HOPE IS
NOT POSSIBLE TO HAVE IN LIFE.  I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE LOVED, AND VALUE AS A PERSON, MOTHER, SISTER, AUNT, AND
GRANDMOTHER.

AS I WAS SEEKING GODS FACE I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT TO CALLED THIS MINISTRY AS WELL AS A SCRIPTURE TO BACK THIS MINISTRY
UP.  THE NAME OF THIS MINISTRY BECAME I NEED YOU/YOU NEED ME TO SURVIVE MINISTRY.

THE SCRIPTURE GOD HAD GIVEN TO ME IS "IRON SHARPENETH IRON: SO A MAN SHARPENETH THE COUNTENANCE OF HIS FRIEND."    PROV
27:17

WHAT THAT MEANS IS WHEN IRON SHARPEN IRON IT CAUSE IT TO SPARK AND TO PERFORM TO IT'S HIGHEST ABILITIES.  SO WE ARE TO
HELP BUILD UP EACH OTHER THROUGH LOVE, AND ENCOURAGEMENTS.  FRIENDS COMFORT ONE ANOTHER BUT THE DEVIL WILL KEEP YOU
ON YOUR KNEES, SO I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE.  THAT'S WHY THIS SCRIPTURE IS SO FITTING FOR THIS MINISTRY.

THE MOTTO COMES FROM ROMANS 15:1-2  "WE THEN THAT ARE STRONG OUGHT TO BEAR THE INFIRMITIES OF THE WEAK, AND NOT TO
PLEASE OURSELVES.  LET EVERY ONE OF US PLEASE HIS NEIGHBOR FOR HIS GOOD TO EDIFICATION."

I JUST DO BELIEVE THAT IT TAKES YOU AND I TO BE EACH OTHER'S KEEPER.  I AM SO GRATEFUL UNTO GOD FOR CHOOSING ME TO BE
THAT CHANNEL OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO SOMEONES HEART THAT IS BROKEN, HURTING, FILLED WITH ANGER, LONELINESS, BITTERNESS,
ANIMOSITY, AND REGRETS.

THE BIRTHDAY OF THIS MINISTRY IS MAY 31, 2003.  WHEN GOD ALLOW THIS MINISTRY TO BE BIRTH IN ME, THEN OUT TO YOU, BY WAY OF
POURING OUT OF ME, INTO YOU THROUGH MY LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENTS.  ALL HONOR AND PRAISE SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO HIM.

GOD BLESS
EVANGELIST EDNA D. WILLIAMS
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