JAW Ministries

A Name Change and Why?

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Beloved,

NAME CHANGE was what the Lord took me through in 1997 when he changed my name from "Joan" to "Joan Ann" - a name that I had for the past 60 years at that time.

Beloved, Holy Spirit showed me the "Why" for the name change. For the meaning of the name "Joan" meant "God is gracious!" And God has been gracious to me to change an over-half-of-a-hundred-year-old-plus-ten-years aged person - to the name of "Ann" which means "God's graceful one!" Ever since that day in 1997 I was to be called "Joan Ann" so I would (selah) every time I heard my name spoken.

That name change in 1997 to this day began a journey of seeing the great love of God for me.

In 1997 I felt anything but like "God's graceful one" - after years of being abused, being rejected and being misunderstood.

When I changed my plain name of "Joan" to add the "Ann" to it that I had left off of my name for so many years - it began a big turn-about for me that only God could have known about.

A couple of years later God took me to Ireland to find information about my real father's family name. This information I gathered about the family name of my real name from the earthly father I never knew was to reveal who I really was.

That Irish Name was a name of kings and royalty who were of those in high authority in Ireland. Today I have stacks of family-name historical papers to back up my kingly heritage that the Lord led me to discover.

HOWEVER, NO NAME BUT THE NAME OF JESUS MY LORD WHOM I ADORE AS I GIVE ALL THANKSGIVING, PRAISE AND WORSHIP - THE PEACE OF GOD FILLS ME AND WILL FILL YOU AS YOU WORSHIP HIM.

My name change began the part of the call of God for me more then ever as souls got saved and the prayer group found on this website began.

Holy Spirit sent me to Tampa, Florida, over an hour's drive, to be a member of the revival (soul winning) full gospel church.

Since April 2003 to this day September 2003, over 53,000 souls have been saved as we plundered hell to populate heaven for such a time as this.

I invite you to be a soul winner one soul at a time - FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Love & Blessings,

Joan Ann