Joanne's Welcome Message
A message from Joanne Highley, Director of LIFE Ministry.
Welcome to the website of L.I.F.E. Ministry in New York City, a ministry called and ordained to set people free from homosexuality through the truth and power of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We have been set free from years of bondage and emotional lies and you can be also. We have seen hundreds of people here in midtown Manhattan over our 20 years of ministry in this city. They have come to us for counsel and prayer, and their lives have been changed. God's ways do not fail. He desires that we find freedom and peace in Him. Intimacy with God is the answer to all addiction-- and homosexuality is addiction-- relationship addiction. The problem is to remove the blockages and resistance to that intimacy.
Also some ministries teach that healthy same-sex relationships are the key to outgrowing homosexuality. We find that the Scripture says just the opposite. In I Peter 1:22 we read: "Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply from the heart." Most of us, while in homosexual deception, felt we loved someone, when truly we were using that person as a fix to keep our emotions quiet. So we need to learn how to love by purifying our thoughts, minds and emotions until they obey the truth. Then we can love sincerely, from the heart. Out of this work comes freedom and then we build godly friendship. The relationship with God is first so His love can motivate all other love.
We know you will find teaching and testimony here that will give you hope and direction to build a new life. God is with you. Always remember God Himself said He is married to the backslider. St. Paul said he had been a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, and he was shown mercy by God. God's mercy is new every morning. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Let us hear from you. We are delighted to have the privilege of sharing the Good News of God's love. May the Lord bless you today with new hope and understanding.