Wake Up!

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.”
Luke 12:35-36, NIV

In 1917, New York artist, James Montgomery Flagg painted the World War I poster Wake Up, America. A young lady is shown sleeping while the storm of war brews behind her. Dressed in red, white, and blue apparel, she wears a Phrygian cap, the symbol of liberty. Flagg painted the poster with hopes that it would inspire Americans to wake up and do their part for the war effort. In response to calls like his, thousands of men, women, and children stepped into their respective roles. The dedication and unity of those who answered the call to serve changed the tide of war and secured America’s victory and the freedoms we now enjoy.

Today, another storm brews across our land. America is undergoing a tremendous shift in its social, political, economic, and religious atmosphere. As we move farther and farther away from the godly principles upon which our nation was founded, there is a steady rise in division, discord and strife. The Scripture text exhorts believers to be ready to serve and be lights in the dark days prior to Christ’s return. Are you prepared for what lies ahead—am I? Are we ready to respond to God’s call to serve? Will we open the door to His daily presence in our lives and move forward in the power of His Spirit?

In Genesis 14, when Abram heard that his nephew Lot had been taken captive by the enemy, he rallied his troops and stepped out to rescue him. Yes, Lot chose to live in the wicked city of Sodom, but Abram never gave up on him. Because of his unconditional love and valiant effort, Lot’s freedom was restored.

Two of my favorite verses in Scripture are Romans 8:35 and 37: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Wake up, children of God! United in prayer and service, we can change the tide of the spiritual war raging around us. Fight for the souls of those you love. Christ gave His all for their freedom. The enemy is a defeated foe. Believe it. Suit up. Step out. Step into the role God has for you. His presence is with you. We are more than conquerors!

Starr Ayers


Jesus is calling us…issuing a special invitation. Will you accept?



“Faithful is He who calls you and He will do it!” 

I Thessalonians 5:24, NLT

When the Lord called me to this ministry, I never dreamed I’d go on mission into the countries of South and Central America, or to the Dominican Republic. When I heard His call to write and teach, I distinctly thought it was a call to the American home. Then Pastor Roberto asked if he could translate it into Portuguese and invited us to Brazil to teach and train their workers to use it. Afterwards, on the way home, I sat in shock praying, “Lord, I thought you sent me to the American home.”

“I didn’t say that – you said that,” the Lord whispered in my ear.

Then my mind drifted back to a time two years earlier when I had been traveling and speaking at event after event. Most groups seemed to be more interested in being entertained than in reaching the lost or teaching women the truths of God’s Word. Our focus as a ministry is to train and teach women Biblical truths that will help them keep their marriages and homes together and to partner with them for the long haul.

One day – on the day of my granddaughter’s birthday party with her little friends, I was on my way home from such a meeting thinking how I had missed her party for a group of women who had no interest whatsoever in practicing or teaching God’s plan for women and their families. In desperation, I cried out, “Lord, please spare me from this! Please send me to ‘where the fields are white!’”

From that day on, I never received another invitation for that type of speaking event. That is significant because in the beginning I promised the Lord I would never turn down an invitation unless the date was already booked. Within the year, the Lord had us in Brazil for the first time, where over 200 accepted Christ, and that was just the beginning. From the northern most point of Brazil to the south, marriages are being restored. Women and many of their husbands are coming to Christ.

He sent us to Nicaragua five times, where the message is spreading like wildfire. It moved into Costa Rica from there, and into Honduras where it is also multiplying like crazy. The Dominican is spreading the message. China, Mexico City, and Cuba are waiting in the wings. This is a testimony of what God will do when very ordinary people cry out for Him to send us to the harvest!

But my friend, the fields are white in America too. We are desperate for the hope and help for our families, too. Marriages are breaking up, and many are losing their kids. If we join together just as our sisters across the water, we can take back our families for Christ too!

Join us! Email me and join other women as we take a stand and move out on mission right here in our own backyard!

Until next time,

Your Traveling Partner