Arnold Rekate

Arnold Retake   My name is Arnold Rekate, from Vancouver, Washington. I’m a Tax Resolution Specialist as a CPA, and have been in this business for many years. Before getting to know Jesus, I was sold out to pleasing me rather than pleasing God. I was heavily involved in sports and other worldly activities. I played baseball and softball. My Jesus experience came when my wife and I were in Atlanta, Georgia. We were looking for a church in which to get involved. We met a pastor who was a Born-Again believer and evidenced the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his life.

   My wife and I went with him to his church. It was called Landmark and located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. My salvation experience came while I was praying the sinner's prayer. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit as evidenced by speaking in tongues, and we were water baptized in a swimming pool. That was quite an experience when we became excited about Jesus and active in Landmark church. I worked as the treasurer for Landmark, and was involved as one of the Board members there. We were active in prayer meetings as well as committees meetings. We were really getting involved with the Kingdom of God.

   God was answering our prayers. We prayed, believed, and witnessed God’s healing on some occasions.

   When you serve God, and praise the Lord for what He has done; and do what He tells you to do, your life is going to be fulfilled. You're going to want to pray for everybody to become a child of God; bring them into the kingdom, and have them receive the same experience.

   Moving forward, in recent years, I've had a lot of dreams and visions. One night the Lord spoke to me through my dream, I was a trustee of a big estate for my dad. I didn't know where to begin, and it was revealed to me in the dream. I woke up, and I took a piece of paper and I told my wife what was happening. She said, "You better write it down."

   I went into my office and sat down at my desk. I drew a diagram of all thirty plots for the subdivision. The next day when I looked at it, I realized it was supervision. God helped me to finally settle the whole estate based on that dream. He gave me this plan of how to do the divisions, the distributions, and where the road should go.  

   It was awesome, because eventually everything I put down, and everything I did from that point forward, was received and accepted by all of the beneficiaries. God doesn't make any mistakes when He gives you things to do, and has you to divide things up, whatever you're working on. I've had many experiences like this, and this one comes to mind because of what it was, and what was involved.

   I have one more that I'd like to tell you about. I'm a Forensic Auditor as a CPA, and was going to have to combine 5 years of transactions, reports, and financial reports. So I knew everything that happened over that whole period of time. Again, I dreamed about this during the night, and the next morning I got up, and what would have taken me manually several days; within 5 minutes I consolidated 5 years of all activity. Just by the Lord speaking to me that night. He gave me the wisdom, and the knowledge of how to do what was necessary to bring that together.

   So, praise the Lord! My life changed tremendously, because of where I was then. I was an Auditor in Corporate America for many years. But when I left Corporate America, my heart's desire had always been to be a missionary. I went to a Full Gospel Convention in Miami, Florida, where I met a man from Ghana, West Africa. He invited us to come to Africa. The following year in October, 1997, I went to Africa for the first time.  

   God has really treated me with royalty on these trips. I'm going to give you a quick summary that started in 1997; about 20 people were in the service. Today, there are 15,000 people attending. We had one church then; we now have 250 churches. We have won the Humanitarian Award in Ghana 2 years in a row for meeting humanitarian needs. We now have 65 water wells that provide water for 135,000 people daily. I can tell you that without God, my life would be nothing. With God, my life is everything. I don't have a dull moment and have gained many friends.

   Love overcomes a multitude of sins. My mission trips to Ghana have put me in tune with what God wants me to do. I'm happy with where He has me right now, and I'm happy with serving the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America. I'm excited about my future.

 

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