Message from the Desk of First Lady Deaconess Linda Worthem

November 11, 2022

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, I am yet saved, sanctified and kept by the power of God. I give honor to God and our General Chief Overseer, Bishop Dr. Calvin Worthem, a man who loves God and the members of the COLTG.

My heart is still rejoicing over the spirit-filled time that we had in the East Coast Fall Assembly in Charleston, S.C. Powerful teaching and preaching went forth during the Assembly. The Overseer and I enjoyed each speaker; we are truly grateful for the sacrifice each one made to come to the Assembly.  The Overseer and I sincerely enjoyed sitting down to fellowship, eat and communion with the Saints.  Psalms 133:1 tells us, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” We thank you for the gifts that were given to us, (cakes, pies, a stress strawberry, etc.). The Overseer and I left Charleston, S.C. spiritually and naturally filled.

I praise God for the theme of the assembly which was Obedience Brings Forth the Vision. Isaiah 1:19 tells us, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:” As I write this letter, I am reminded of sayings our parents said to us and the rules they had.  Such as: You can have dessert after you eat your vegetables; Don’t spend every dollar you earn, save some for a rainy day; No TV until your homework is done; Don’t lie to me; Don’t fight with your brother or sister; When I tell you to do something, move, and I don’t want no back talk; Don’t drive over the speed limit and don’t have anyone in that car; Do it because I said so; I’m the parent and you are the child;  and when I am talking keep your mouth shut.

Many older saints were given these rules by their parents, we in turn taught them to our children and we see them taught to our grandchildren.  The wording is probably different, but the intent is the same. Deuteronomy 6:7, “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk to them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”  Our Heavenly Father has rules because He loves us, and He wants the best for us. I Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

In my closing, continue to pray for the General Chief Overseer, me, and our family as we pray for you and your family.  I give all praises to the true and living God. 

Your Humble Servant in Christ,

First Lady Deaconess Linda Worthem