The Lady Bugg House opened 5 years ago with our ministry verse being John 15:5…”I am the Sprouting Vine and you are My branches. As you live in union with Me as your source, FRUITFULNESS will stream from within you…” (TPT) The number five represents grace and we have prayed that 2015 would be the year of the Vine displayed in great fruitfulness!

In January of this year, 2015, the mentors gathered in prayer together, dreaming and praying for the moms and children we serve! The Lord gave one of the mentors a vision of a tree that began popping with brightly colored and varied fruit! This vision gave us all renewed hope not to look at what we see but at what we don’t see! We continued praying with this picture in mind asking the Lord to let their fruit spring OUT and forth! “The Kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed SPROUTS and grows, he does not know how.” Mark 4:26-27.

God reminded us through Isaiah 55:11 that the only outcome of a ministry saturated in the Word of God would be an accomplishing and prosperous outcome! Many of us get discouraged too quickly, right before the break through! We don’t see the buds under the ground about to SPRING FORTH!

We are commanded, “to ask whatever we desire and it shall be done for us!” (John 15:7) The display of living in union with Christ is great FRUITFULNESS! It has been such a JOY to see FRUIT POPPING in the lives of our moms! Moms are leading their children to the Lord, stepping out in leading worship, hungry for the Word, committing themselves to discipleship and accountability, and ministering to their co-workers and extended family! The darkness is breaking off their lives and their countenances are radiant. There is a brilliant light radiating from the lives of many of our moms. This was made even more evident one Thursday evening when we had new moms visit for the first time wearing the weight and darkness of the world. This opened our eyes to the outshining of Jesus, radiating in the faces of our moms whom we have invested in “night and day,” year after year! “The Lord will make righteousness and praise SPROUT up! Isaiah 61:11. To God be the glory!!

Melissa Grier
Lady Bugg House Director