Bishop Keith Butler once said: "The Bible tells us that those who were under the old Covenant do not have a better Covenant, we do under the New Covenant, whatever they had in the Old Covenant, we have it in the New covenant and more (Hebrews 8:6 ). And the angels that fought those battles for God's people in the Old Covenant and knocked down walls, will fight battles and knock down walls in our Covenant too."


Juanita Barnes


Moreno Valley last week we lost a long time member of the community, "Verna Lee Gilbert." Verna lived forty years here and worked and raised her children with her ex-husband Dolman Gilbert. Verna was a fun loving lady but no matter when you talked with her, she always spoke about her family. Verna loved her children Larry, Michael and Paula. Two of her children  preceded her in death. But the loves of her life were her grandchildren. We will all remember Verna and our many good times. To the family: stay focused and may the wind always be at your back.

Wright's Community and Business Development Corporation, A Nonprofit Organization will sponsor a faith based and nonprofit community forum on Saturday, June 28, 2008 beginning at 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Gracious Gathering, 23706 Meryer Drive, Riverside Ca. Donation: $45.00 RSVP by June 20, 2008 to President / CEO, Linda D. Wright, MBA or for information at (951) 443- 3611 or e-mail

As you know this is the month for some of the greatest men in the world: FATHERS. Belive it or not there are some wonderful fathers out there. I know this young man here in Moreno Valley that I call the forty-eight hour man. A single father raising his daughter. A few months ago his mom called me early one morning and said "Juanita I need you to pray, "D." has been given forty-eight hours to live." I began to pray with her, my next report was seventy-two hours and to make a long story short last Sunday "D." drove himself to his mom's church and walked inside and thanked everyone that prayed for him. We know that this single father's life was given to him by God to raise his child and to do many other things. Let me here from you about your father. I was and still am a daddy's girl. He was one of the most powerful men in my life.

A few weeks ago, I attended a Women's Seminar at Greater Powerful Gospel Church. At the Seminar, I heard one of the most powerful women of God preach by the name of Marie "Mom" Brewington. Mom Brewington, it was such a blessing to sit under your teaching. God bless and keep you.

To you wonderful readers thanks for praying for me as I stay focused on what God is doing in my life, I am so grateful to the Brown family to give me you.