Brett & Monica Garner




NOT Beyond The Reach Of God’s Forgiveness

Tuesday evenings are spent training people who are interested in learning how to share their faith with others.  One Tuesday evening we met a man and his girlfriend & daughter in the park.  The girlfriend had a lot of knowledge about the Bible and said she had a desire to grow closer to God.  The man said he didn’t know much about the Bible or God he also shared that he might have an alcohol problem.  He was open to letting us share God’s word with him and he was so touched especially when he heard this verse,
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

After we explained the verse to him about how Christ died for us knowing all of the sins we would commit and he still chose to die in our place and take our punishment.  We shared that is how much Jesus loves us.

After a time of sharing God’s word with them he had to leave the table, he was in tears and broken and it breaks my heart because he just couldn’t get past his sin, he felt unforgivable.  One of the men in our group talked with him for a while but he just couldn’t accept and believe that he could be forgiven.  Our hearts were aching as we left them.

Please pray for him, his name is John.

How many people feel this way?  I think there are far more than we can imagine.

In 1 Kings 21, it tells of King Ahab, there was never a man like him, he sold himself to the devil in the eye’s of the Lord and behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols that God drove out of Israel.  He also committed murder so he could have a mans property he wanted.  God was going to bring disaster upon him and Ahab repented in deep humility.
1 Kings 21:29
“Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite:  “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me?  Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.”

God noticed and was merciful to him.

In 2 Chronicles 33, Manasseh ranked near the top of evil kings.  He worshiped idols, sacrificed his sons in the fire, practiced witchcraft among other things and he provoked God to anger. The Lord let him be taken as a prisoner by the King of Assyria.
2 Chronicles 33: 12-13 ”
In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.  And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom.  Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God.”

Until death no one is beyond the reach of God’s forgiveness!!



Here are some lyrics to one of my favorite songs.  Forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ!!!




Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling
O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus ChristLeave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar



Ministry Update:

Serving Hands Ministries is fully established.  It is now legally a 501(C)3, a non profit organization.  God has been working in amazing ways. This is what He has been doing in this Ministry…

God has opened a door for Brett to speak at a Social Work UPC meeting at Goshen Hospital on October 16th. These Social workers can refer widows and elderly people in need to Serving Hands Ministries from several areas, Hospice, physicians offices, ambulatory care, cancer care and people currently or recently hospitalized.

Also, the Lord has raised up a couple of supporters that are providing the funds to build spec houses.   These houses are then sold and our profits go into the Ministry to be poured back out into our community to help Widows and people with critical needs both physical and spiritual.

There was also a couple that the Lord raised up to donate a piece of land and will provide one of the trades for this house. Our prayer is that all of the material and labor will be donated or discounted on this house with all profits going into Serving Hands Ministries.

Great is God’s Faithfulness!  His timing is perfect and His plan is mighty.  Only He knows the plans that He has for this Ministry.  We are just following His leading.

Thank you for all of your financial and prayer support.  The Lord is using you to touch and change many lives.



Below are pictures of the houses being built for Serving Hands Ministries:




Pictured below:  Helping some local widows with their yard work.



Our Family has a new addition! Another grandson!

Cole Douglas Garner
Pictured with his brothers
Briggs, Paxton and Gage

(at least in our family)


  • For opportunities to share the Ministry @ churches and businesses.
  • For meeting John and his family.
  • For the Lord raising up people that have a heart for this Ministry.
  • For our new grandson Cole.

Prayer Requests

  • Our niece Jewelia passed away recently she was only 33, please pray for her family.
  • Pray for John, his girlfriend and their daughter.
  • Pray for the meeting coming up with the social workers from Goshen Hospital.
  • Always pray that our focus stays on Jesus and not ourselves.