Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Beginings - Happy Endings

Are you ready for this New Year, 2011?

If you want to start the new decade right, close the last decade strong. God is just as passionate about happy endings as he is about new beginnings.

John Maxwell says, "Finishing is just as important as starting. They are the book ends to what you believe God is calling you to do."

It is 100% natural to jump into the new thing. Ever start a project only to leave it mid way? Whether it's boredom, distraction, frustration or exhaustion; it's much easier to pick up something new. We easily find reasons to move on to new things, and leave things undone. When you do what is fun and new, your excitement is renewed. After a while, you are busy with the many new projects in front of you.

This is especially evident during the Christmas holidays in the life of my children. My kiddos have been blessed with so many gifts that they want to open them all and play. Christmas presents are unwrapped and everywhere! Before long every little toy, game, trinket is opened, assemble and ready to be played with. My kids who have just finished singing on the karaoke machine have not put away their game pieces on the table, only to find that they are ready to grab their coats and play outside. As they are bundling up for winter weather, I would gently have to remind them, "Before moving on to the next thing, you must make sure you finished cleaning up your last project! If you don't do that first, you will come back to a big mess!"

First Things First:

I am always asking God to do new things, why because I love NEW things! I'm just like my little ones who want to move on to the new. Sometimes I hear the gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit say; "Eileen, can you remember the last thing you asked for? Are we done with that yet? Have you completed what I gave you to do?"

Benjamin Franklin said, "To succeed one must jump at opportunities as you do conclusions."

What is God trying to finish in your life?

"There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears." Phil 1:6 MSG

Strong Finish:

Christ shouted, "It is Finished!" as he hung on the cross. Sin was dealt with, Christ's mission was complete, and people could now receive a New Covenant.

How about making sure we close some doors by forgiving some people, filing some receipts, and completing our goals? When we walk through the open doors God has for us in 2011, let's believe for God to get ultimate glory out of our lives!

Jesus said to the Father, " I glorified you on the earth by completing down to the last detail what you assigned me to do." John 17:4 MSG

Let's start this NEW decade right.

May we each have a Happy New Year!

your sis and friend,



Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Homes for the Holidays

Winter frost often brings wandering travelers back home for the holidays. There is something unique when family comes together during Christmas time. As you gather at the family table this year, maybe you are celebrating the arrival of a new baby or the loss of loved ones. These winds of change can bring tears of joy or tears of sadness. And yet all families share this in common, that time spent with relatives can often bring out the best in us or the worst in us. One thing is true: family is forever! So how do you please this busy bunch for the holidays? What gifts can you give to your family that they can cherish for a lifetime?

As you scramble to find the perfect presents for the people you love, let me suggest four precious gifts to give your family during this holiday season:

#1 The Gift of Listening- Don’t be the first to share your opinion or solve life’s problems, but how about this year giving the gift of listening? We have two ears and one mouth, and yet we talk a lot more than we listen. Don’t you feel valued when God listens to you? Listening is much more detailed then hearing. It takes focus and understanding. As we effectively listen, we can effectively pray. As my 8-year-old Trinity told me, “Mom, we learn so much from listening.”

#2 The Gift of Life- Proverbs says, we have a choice to poison people with the words that come from our mouths or we have an opportunity to give life (Proverbs18:21). It’s easy to be critical, factual, and judgmental because we live in a negative, fallen world. Speaking words of life, making hope tangible is a priceless gift. Selecting to speak God’s choice words will be a life-giving gift to those who sit in our living rooms. We all need a little encouragement through our winter season. Become a life support! You maybe someone’s only hope to survive his or her greatest storm.

#3 The Gift of Love- Let me tell you what to give folks that are opinionated, offended, wounded, and even difficult at times; this gift never fails. It happens to be the greatest gift of all! It accepts the unlovely, it embraces the abrasive, and most of all it makes a seat at the table for the hungry. Love creates an atmosphere that covers shame, releases debts, and forgives wrong. Remember when Christ gave us this perfect gift? It is a costly present but it will be appreciated from the youngest to the oldest.

#4 The Gift of Laughter- Having fun with your family has to be a part of our plan. Try not to major on your differences, remember that you will have each other for years to come. Create new family traditions, share clean jokes, play games, laugh out loud, and make special memories. Laughing is contagious and I found out, you have to learn to laugh. It doesn’t even have to start out funny but by the end you will be picking your self up, off the floor and wiping your eyes because you just can’t stop laughing. Laughter is a good medicine (proverbs 17:22 ). This is a gift we all desperately need to unwrap especially during the holidays.

As you remember the song, Bing Crosby made popular, “I’ll be home for Christmas” it is my prayer that your homes are filled with great comfort and joy. From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Your Sister and Friend,

Eileen Hunter

Thursday, November 11, 2010


My circumstances kept trying to chain me down and offer limitations that were so easy to give in to. When I wanted to give up, that’s when God told me to give more! I felt that, “single mom” and “widow” were labels that described the experience of my tragic situation. It left me feeling confined to what I had no control of, my circumstances.

Life is a trip and I’m not at the end of my journey yet! I resolved to live a life God intended for me; I discovered God’s direction for Eileen. It’s my decisions, not my conditions that determine the quality of my life! In that moment, I went from surviving to thriving.

Next thing I knew, I was ministering with my sweet friends, Pastors Rich and Robyn Wilkerson, at their 2010 Women’s Conference in Miami, FL. Three weeks later, upon the invitation of Pastor Mike and Donna Love, I packed my bags to a land I had never traveled before.

Malawi, Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world, left anindelible mark that enriched my life forever. Immersed in this life giving culture for me was absolutely life changing! Daily I had the opportunity to give God’s love away to the orphans, the beggars, and the villagers. Everyday I would preach open air in the business district where the working class would forgo their lunch and feed on God’s daily bread. Workers that represented the entire country would leave the comforts of their office, and bake in the heat of the noonday sun, as they filled the vacant chairs on the cobblestone streets. It was there that a T.V. broadcast producer heard me preach the Good News and asked me to tape two live devotional sessions to air all over the country. In the evenings, I attended the conference where I had the privilege to encourage the women and challenge the youth.

I encountered many divine appointments, that it was quite overwhelming to process it all. There was never a dull moment! I was certainly stretched out of my comfort zone but the results were all worth it! Before I knew it, I was flying back across the Atlantic Ocean transformed by my unforgettable adventures.

“The Tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it” – Anonymous

Roosevelt lived this kind of life and he lived it to the fullest. How can I live any other way? Many of you have graciously asked what I am doing and if I am ok. I can certainly tell you I have fully embraced my call to preach, teach,encourage, and equip the body of Christ.

Yes! I am on the evangelistic field full time. I did not say all the time! I am a fulltime mother of two brilliant superstars, Trinityand Israel. Although they are my priority, I must obey my heavenly call first.

In this new year, as you coordinate events to bless your congregations, to celebrate women, and disciple young people; please remember me. I would like to come and share God’s great message of hope. It would be an honor to serve you and God’s Kingdom in this way. I am limited on how many times I can go, but I do know for such a time as this, God has commissioned me to make a difference with my voice to this generation.

God’s Servant and Your Friend,

Eileen Hunter


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Help for Malawi, Africa

The righteous consider the cause of the poor - Proverbs 29:7

12 million Africans call Malawi home, one of the poorest countries in the world. Most of the population wrestles to survive disease and death. 15% of the people suffer from HIV and AIDS. 1 million orphans struggle to drink clean water and eat a nutritious meal. With the average life span at only 39 years of age, I would be a distinguished senior citizen there. We can do something about it!

Join this single mom on a mission as I partner with extreme dream team, a ministry that continues to impact the lives of people around the world. The one message is that Christ came to give us abundant life. I know what it’s like to walk in the valley of the shadow of death and know that goodness and mercy till follow those who choose to believe (Psalm 23).

As I travel and minister to these beautiful people would you agree to pray against poverty and death as we feed and help meet their physical needs, and encourage their spirits? Please help to Partner and Pray for Malawi. You can give online to help go to www.extremedream.ca

Your life is significantly making a difference. Thank you!

God Bless you!

Eileen Hunter

Monday, September 27, 2010

Living on the other side of CANCER

As you may already know, I have come through one of the greatest trials of my life. I am eternally grateful for God’s amazing grace and your constant prayers.

The Problem:

I asked God, “What do I do with the rest of my life? Where do I live? Whom do I marry? Where do I dedicate my time and my energy? Lord, how can my life have significance?”

The Solution:

After seeking the Lord, His response was simple. First, He reminded me of His great purpose and plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11). Then He asked me a vital question that would direct and guide me to the solution. He whispered in my heart, “I hear your concerns, and I want you to first answer this question Eileen. Will you allow your life to be a fruitful one?” God’s greatest treasures are people. He too is concerned that my life is not lived in vain.

The Strategy:

Although life as a single mom presents it’s challenges, I have been given a great opportunity to reach young people as I weekly speak to college and high school students. Through NuNation, a ministry that was co-founded by Roosevelt, I am gathering an army of trained disciples and directing students to live with God’s purpose as they win their generation for Christ.

As I aspire to travel monthly, I am called to encourage and equip women. I speak at churches and conferences as women are refreshed and restored through the cross of Christ and His resurrection power.

In the next few weeks, I am getting ready to travel to one of the poorest countries in the world Malawi, Africa. I will minister where the average life span is 36 years of age. 70% of the people are infected with deadly diseases. I will travel to orphanages and speak in the villages. It is a privilege and an honor to follow where Roosevelt spoke over a year ago and minister to these beautiful people.

Please Help! Many of you have been personally blessed by the obedience and the life of Roosevelt Hunter. You have wondered how you can invest in this good ground. Please participate through prayer and partnership. Help me to reach students. Help me to encourage and to equip women, especially widows and single moms. And finally, help me touch the lives of people around the world.

I know you want to help me advance God’s Kingdom. Pray and Partner with me.

Living Life On Purpose,

Your sis and friend

Eileen Hunter

NuNation P.O. Box 1731 Mandeville, LA 70470

985- 310-9100 www.eileenhunter.org

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roosevelt Hunter Leaves a Legacy.mp4

Today, I come not discussing the storms of life, but peace on the other side. I’m not highlighting the difficulties of being a single parent or a widow, but remembering sixteen years of loyalty and friendship. I’m not even concentrating on the tragic fragments left behind, but on the promise of what lies ahead!

Trinity and Israel are full of life and understand God has allowed us to continue on with purpose. They are currently writing a book on their personal experiences. Trinity’s goal is to speak Spanish and travel with mommy in ministry. Israel is keenly aware that he is a part of a wonderful legacy. He wants to rescue every damsel in distress, destroy any enemy on his path, and be a superhero just like his dad. They are moving forward as they experience new adventures which lie ahead.

Isa 43:18-19

"Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. (THE MESSAGE)

God has already done something NEW. I can see it. Apostle Paul said one thing: Forgetting those things which are behind; press forward to those things which are ahead. (Phil 3:13)

The Holy Spirit gave me three things to be proactive and make room for the NEW thing he’s done:

First, PREPARE by enthusiastically expecting from God; secondly, SEPARATE by giving and letting go of old things that clutter my life; and finally EMBRACE the new changes, the new ideas, and the new lifestyle.

As I reflect on the life of a legend, Roosevelt Hunter; I am able to see my future better because of him. God has not finished writing the story; there are new chapters yet to come.

I will need your prayers, as I continue to travel and minister to others. I am getting ready to do my first international trip to Malawi, Africa; a wonderful place where Roosevelt poured his compassion. The Lord has now given me the privilege to minister as well. The road ahead is unknown, I am holding tightly to our Savior’s hand as he navigates me into his new plan.


Your sister and friend,



Monday, July 26, 2010

Roosevelt's Last Message

LLast one... Best one!

It did not dawn on me till today, that Rho preached his last public sermon this day last year: It thrills me to know that I had the privilege to walk in covenant with one of God's most trusted generals. I remember that morning clearly: He stood on the platform, quickened by the Holy Spirit, as He delivered what would be a timely and prophetic word to me and to thousands of others for years to come.

Title: Event Vs. Encounter

Text: Isaiah 6:1- 8

Many of us allow the enemy to eclipse the encounter God desires to bring our way, with catastrophic events that surround us. "In the year that King Uzziah died." (Isaiah 6:1) How devastating to have what you hoped for, believed in, just vanish.

I can remember sitting on the pew feeling rattled ... Why is Rho preaching from this text? I am trying to stay anchored Lord, why did the king have to die?

Isaiah reminds us that in that same year... I also saw the Lord...

More than just sight, that day, Isaiah received insight that would change his ministry life and Israel forever.

In the year of Roosevelt's homegoing, I also saw the Lord remain faithful to give me peace, keep hope alive, love me unconditionally. I am not completely defined by the events in my life, but by those wonderful moments when God shows up and allows me to encounter His love and plans for me and the kids.

Like Isaiah, I found my self looking up to heaven, recognizing that our God is Holy and unparalleled to any other. His ways, thoughts, and promises far exceed my humanity. Like Isaiah who said woe is me I am undone, I needed to take an inward inventory, recognizing God must change me in order to accomplish great things. Finally Isaiah, who said; Here am I, send me; I must allow my life to be marked by compassion for others.

Roosevelt knew this was His last recorded message and it meant more to him that when you look back in this year, for you to remember how God's been faithful show up just for you.