Misfit Toys

Wondering who we are? Wondering what we do?

Well, the truth is other people have wondered these things before, too. That is why we have put together this page of frequently asked questions (FAQ). We’re hoping, that by posting these here you will be able to quickly learn all you need about Love’s Messengers at a glance.

Of course, we cannot foresee every question everyone will ask. So, if there is a question you think belongs on this list, feel free to contact us and let us know if we need to add something!

Who are we?

We are a community of voluntary, lovesick worshippers of Jesus, dedicated to seek the Lord Jesus through worship, prophetic intercession, and fasting.

When do we meet?

Because of the voluntary, flexible, and flowing nature of the ministry, we do not have a rigid, never changing schedule. You can find a list of events and worship watches on our calendar page.

Do we cooperate with other groups?

Yes, we have many friends all over the world & you can see many of them on our friends of Love’s Messengers page.

What do we do?

We provide various teachings and ministry to the sick, broken and disheartened of the world through prophetic soaking prayer, inner healing, and deliverance.

What can I do and how can I be involved?

Simply put – SHOW UP. You’re invited to come even if you do nothing more than soak in the Spirit during intercession watches. If you are interested in deeper involvement, please see our “Community Roles” page for ways you can contribute to the Community.

Where are we located?

Monroe, Louisiana at 300 Stubbs ave. See the “Map & Directions” page for more information about finding us.

Where do we minister?

We are an INTERNATIONAL mission. We have ministered everywhere from South Africa to Desiard St.Shelter in Monroe, Louisiana, and continue to do so where ever God directs us.

Why do we do this?

The answer, is found in the mission statement:

To know Him and to make Him known that the Lamb may receive the reward of His sufferingTo know Him and to make Him known that the Lamb may receive the reward of His suffering

Put another way, we do it to share the love and Gospel of Christ with all the world.

How do you find out what's going on?

Check out our calendar page for a list of upcoming watches and events.

How are we funded?

We rely completely upon God’s provision through the grants and donations of others to support us. Love’s Messenger Ministries is a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such all gifts to it are completely tax-deductible. If you feel led to give to us, you can make online donations on our “Donations” page.

Are we a church?

Absolutely not. We are a community of intercessors and prayer warriors from all types of Christian backgrounds – from Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist, to Pentecostal. We support and strongly encourage all of our community members to attend and support a local church.

Are we a cult?

Absolutely not. We make all of our community beliefs public on the “Foundational Teachings” section of our website. You can observe that we generally are very conservative and orthodox in our beliefs. Furthermore, we are a voluntary community free from control or extortion. Participants can come and go as they choose.

Why do we have a different style of worship?

It is called “worshipping in the round,” though we usually refer to it as “Soaking” or as “Harp-and-Bowl Worship and Prayer.” It is normal in certain Christian circles, and can find out more about it on our “Definitions” page.

Do we sell any products?

Yes. We have a small book and gift shop on site. We are also in the process of launching an online store through this website.

We sell stuff? I thought you were non-profit?!

In most cases, we make very little money from sales, and it operated mostly as a convenience to our visitors. Any profits we do make through the Store are reinvested back into the ministry. We also have a business license for our store.

Can you see photos?

All over the place. You can check the Photo Gallery on our website, or you can visit one of our social networking profiles.

Why do we have a list of articles? Who writes this stuff?

These articles are writings by a variety of different ministers made available by many different publications. We feel they have value, and often decide to share them with the community through the “Articles” section of our website. Feel free to pass them along.

So do we agree with everything the article writers say?

Not necessarily. If we share an article, then we are in general agreement with that article’s content. That does not mean we are in agreement with everything the writer has ever written, neither does it mean we are partnered with or actively support their work. We just shared a good article that they happened to write.

Why do we not have a pastor or sermons like other churches?

Don’t forget – We are not a local church, nor do we desire to become one in the traditional sense. We are a voluntary community, built by members of the universal Church. Many of us are members of traditional, local churches that have their own pastors, and they partake in all of the traditional church activities like choir practice, Sunday School, bake sales, and church-sponsored mission trips. We are not intended to replace that, but are instead a spiritual supplement to the local church. Our primary goal is to be “pastored” not by man, but by God. We spend countless hours sitting, soaking, waiting on the Holy Spirit, and listening to His voice.

Don't we teach anything?

We do occasionally offer teaching series, in the form of classes offered, and scheduled separately from watches. These are not our focus, however. Our focus is on worship of The Lord Jesus Christ and upon intercessory prayer – not teaching or preaching. You can find us online on: YouTube or Facebook 

Who is in authority?

Holy Spirit is in authority here in the earth until Jesus comes back again. He is our head, as we are the church in the earth. We believe in the priesthood of all believers and so we all are on level ground together looking up at Jesus upon the cross. He has called us all to be servants and some to be the called. Only God can personally call you ‘The called’. We are not to Lord it over one another but to serve, in meekness with fear and trembling, each other, and the world beyond.

Our first allegiance is to “Love the Lord our God” and second, “our neighbor as ourselves”.

Are children welcome?

ABSOLUTELY! We love children, and have plenty of opportunities for God’s younger children to join with us in worship.

What is a watch?

“Watch” is a term that is derived from various parts of the Bible where watchmen would divide the day into periods and keep watch. Upon the approach of an enemy, they would sound a warning much like soldiers or security guards do today.

A watch is a two-hour time period in which a team or individual comes and engages in worship and prayer. There are many ways to be involved in a watch.”

That word... I don't think it means what you think it means.

That’s because it does not mean what YOU think it means. If you’re having trouble with some of the  vocabulary, we have a Dictionary on our website to help introduce you to some of the words that often confuse our visitors.

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