A Message from Sill Davis
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
I thank God that He does renew, reshape and restore us, for He has helped me to heal from years of emotional and spiritual pain and the effects of sexual sin.
He has blessed me to be a son, a brother, an uncle of fifteen and the father of two. He has used me to minister to others who like me are sexually and relationally broken. I have worked in HIV/AIDS services for over 25 years to care for those impacted by this disease. I have also served for fifteen years at Overcomers, a ministry to men and women coming out of homosexuality.
I often receive praise I don't deserve. I take no credit because God has given me the grace to be who I am and to do what I do. I constantly need to look to Him for my own continued growth and recovery.
The Lord has granted me the privilege of coming alongside people who have endured more than I can imagine ... whether sitting at the bedside of a person who is dying and watching the peace of God come over him ... or seeing the tender heart of someone literally giving another man the socks off his feet ... or witnessing the love of a forgiving heart that is caring for the one who gave him a disease that has changed his life forever.
I need these reminders so I don't forget what God has done for me. I need these reminders when I question if God is really there and at work in the lives of His people.
I went to my first PCM in 1996 without knowing just what to expect, but it produced a change in my life. My friend and small group leader Jim, who had been going to PCMs for years, always encouraged me to attend. He would talk about what he had learned at the conferences, especially regarding healing prayer. I decide to attend hoping for healing but more for Jim to stop asking me when I planned to attend.
By the end of the first session I felt I was in over my head as I thought: "incarnational what". Yet there were many things that my spirit received even then.
Something I value each time I go is the sense that we are all in this together, in both our struggles with sin and our victories in Christ. I have met people from all over the world who have become my family. I have had the honor of serving on the prayer team since 2003.
I currently serve as Ministry Director at Emmaus Ministries in Chicago working with men involved in prostitution.
Yours in Christ,