Heaven’s Road Edition

A one way road to salvation, joy and peace through Jesus Christ our LORD.

Publication Date: January 31, 2021

Who we are...
January 23, 2021

Heaven's Road is a group dedicated to sharing the testimony of Jesus Christ with others that do not know Him. We want to pray and help those in need within our community and around the world for God's glory and not of our own. We are simply servants of almighty God, our heavenly Father who loves us so much that He sent His own Son to die on the cross for our sins. This is a new group that I felt led by God to create and looking for some brothers or sisters in Christ to help manage or coordinate this group as a way in fellowship with each other. May God receive all glory, honor and praise for this work.

Kirk Gray

Our Staff

January 23, 2021

Kirk Gray

Hosted by: Kirk Gray
Role: Administrator, Presenter, Children's Time with God, Children's Activities, publisher of Heaven's Road Edition.

Somer Sullivan

Co-host: Somer Sullivan
Role: Administrator, Presenter, Message of the Day.

Joseph Taylor

Role: Administrator, Presenter, Message of the Day

Serving the LORD

January 23, 2021

If you are interested and would like to volunteer to serve the LORD in one of our roles Heaven’s Road, please click on this link:
Serving our LORD in Heaven's Road

You can also reach out to us by email at: heavens.road@outlook.com


January 23, 2021

Links to Heaven’s Road

facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeavensRoad

If you do not have a facebook account you can access our website: https://sites.google.com/view/heavens-road/home

New Members

January 30, 2021

Welcome new members to Heaven’s Road
  • Darlene Payne

  • Belinda Payne Bishop

Prayer Request and Praises

January 30, 2021

See prayer request list for more requests

Sister: Linda Beaty Daugherty

My mom passed away yesterday. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Brother: Kirk Gray

I have a prayer request. My aunt Virginia was taken to the hospital last night for Afib. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!

Sister: Crystal Gibson

Christmas morning my mom and step dads house burnt.They made it out safe and the fire department put the fire out quick. The back half of the house was a hallway my brothers room and my room it is gone.The rest of the house is smoked and water damage and the worst part they let the insurance go when my step dad had his heart attack.I have delayed saying anything because I needed a little time to process this.They lost basically everything.

Sister: Linda Beaty Daugherty

I'm asking all the believers and prayer warriors to please pray for someone very dear to me.

She is tough, she is so brave and loved.

Please keep our sister in your thoughts and prayers for the LORD knows the situation that her dear friend is going through.

Sister: Hillary Adcock

Please be thinking about my family and me right now, I would love prayers for my mother as she is fighting her battle MS, but we're not winning.

Sister: Rina Kay

Unspoken prayer request.

Sister: Sherry Whitaker

Please keep our Grandaughter Kenzie and her Mom Kim Roushall Bull and family in your prayers. They lost their precious Mimi. She will be missed!!

Sister: Sherry Whitaker

Please keep my daughter Sonya Shay and the Shay/LaRue family in your prayers. They lost a Matriarch. Granny Mickey Shay will be missed.

Brother: Rickey Gee

It with great sadness that I announce the death of Melinda Walker Vance! She was a cousin of mine on my father's side of the family that I met about 6 years ago.

She was a really great person to know.

Please be with me in prayer for her family and friends as they get through this tough time.

Brother: Kirk Gray

I have a praise:

I haven't been sleeping well due to back pain I've been experiencing. I went to see my orthopedic doctor a couple of weeks ago and he referred me to a surgeon to determine if I need surgery or more spinal injections. I saw the surgeon this afternoon and come to find out I don't need back surgery at this time which I was happy to hear. I may have to do more spinal injections, but I will take the injections over surgery any day. I've already had two back surgeries and sure didn't want to go for a third one. Anyway, I thank God for this news!

Brother: Ted Harmon

Please pray for our family. We've caught Corona. Jessi, Ted, ClaireAnna, and myself are all sick.

Sister: Linda Beaty Daugherty

I am requesting prayers for Rowena Canfield, Chris Canfield and family. They just lost Rowena's mother today too.

Sister: Terri Williamson

Heading out to Nashville to take two of my sweet grandkids back to their momma for a couple of months. Please say a quick prayer for safe and quick uneventful travel for all of us. Thank you in advance!

Sister: Linda Beaty Daugherty

Many of you know my sister Barbara. A person who has it all together. She is meticulous about things, always looks to the future and make sure all is lined out and is one that always tries to be prepared. I'm the total opposite.

The passing of our mother has changed all that for her this past week. I love my sister I am proud of my sister I worry about my sister and I will always stand beside my sister.

Prayers for her.

Sister: Somer Sullivan

I am so encouraged by the amount of people following and are members. Just a year ago we were under 30 members now over 100. Praise Jesus.

Sister: Terri Williamson

Please lift Angela and her family up in prayer. She’s moved over to MeWe so many of you would not see this.

Sister: Somer Sullivan

New job starts tomorrow night. Prayers for easy transition and blending with co-workers.

Sister: Cindy Freiling

One of my brothers is going through a very difficult time in his life. Please lift him up in prayer?

Thank you!!!

Sister: Somer Sullivan

Urgent prayer now please. Something horrific but God knows

Thank you

Brother: Kirk Gray
Please keep our medical workers, police, firefighters and military personnel in your thoughts and prayers. They put their lives on the line each and every day. They are heroes and their families. The sacrifice a family makes not knowing if their mother, father, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, cousin or friend may not be coming back home because they sacrificed their life for you and for me. God bless these families and may God protect them.

On the behalf of our sister: Emilie Cara Thompson

She was diagnosed with COVID this morning. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she battles this virus.

On the behalf of our brother: Enoch Tooley

Please keep our sister, Charli Strong Tooley in your thoughts and prayers.

Sister: Jenni Neely Hodge

Unspoken prayer request.

Sister: Linda Beaty Daugherty

Prayer request for the Gibbs and Morton, Janet Morton Van Skiver, Martha Morton, families. They have lost another family member. Prayers for this man's family. They fought a long brave battle with cancer. Aaron Gamewell was a true fighter, a brave man who lived his life to the fullest and loved his family.

Brother: Kirk Gray

Please keep me in your prayers: Went to my orthopedic doctor today and I’m going in for a second round of spinal injections. I start therapy for my left elbow this afternoon. The week of March 14th I’ll be admitted in the hospital for epilepsy. My doctor said I could be in the hospital from two to five days. So much for my new year’s resolution.

Brother: Kirk Gray

Please keep me in your prayers. Went to my orthopedic doctor today and I’m going in for a second round of spinal injections. I start therapy for my left elbow this afternoon.

The week of March 14th I’ll be admitted in the hospital for epilepsy. My doctor said I could be in the hospital from two to five days.

Sister: Mary Ann Stack
I would like to request prayers for the family of my close friend, Tammy Baker. The good Lord called her home last Monday. I would also like to request prayers for another close friend, Linda, whose mother was recently called home as well. Please pray for these families as they go through this difficult time. Thank you my brothers and sisters in Christ!! Amen

Sister: Shonna Smith Johnson

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Sister: Cindy Freiling

I lost a dear friend yesterday. His name was Jimmy Ewell and he lived in Henderson, KY. I met him while living in my Aunt's apartment complex at Pleasant Point Apartments in Henderson. He was very kind to me during a difficult time in my life and we became good friends. He was a spiritual man and always kept me in his prayers, especially during treatments and appointments.Please join me in celebrating the life of a wonderful man and wishing the family our deepest condolences for their loss. He is with Our Lord now and I know he is smiling down on us.

New Prayer Request

Brother: Kirk Gray

Unspoken prayer.

New Praise
Sister: Cindy Freiling

I just saw Dr. Sneed at CARI. He said my tumor markers dropped from 1096 to 540! He said it's probably even less than that now! One more chemo in two weeks then CAT scan. I am so happy at this moment I'm in tears.

New Prayer Request

Brother: Kirk Gray

I have a prayer request. I found out my mother has pancreatitis. She went to the hospital yesterday and if she does not get any better this weekend she will be admitted into hospital next week. Please pray that God will put His healing hand on her and restore her health.

Testimony of Faith from our Dear Sister, Jennifer Matthews

January 30 , 2021

Proverbs 16:9
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”

How often do we get caught up in the day-to-day and lose sight of what’s really important for our eternal life? Don’t get me wrong…there is a LOT going on in the world today and we may find ourselves questioning the why behind some things. This can certainly bleed into our personal and professional lives, causing disruption to our normal routines. Keeping our eyes and focus on Jesus will help get us through our tough, confusing, and unknown times.

As I begin each day, it is so refreshing to take a few moments of solitude, meditation, and prayer to ensure that I’m allowing Jesus the opportunity to talk to me and provide guidance for that day. And, often times, my days don’t go nearly as I had planned, but I have the wonderful reassurance of a verse like Proverbs 16:9 to remind me that God is always in control. This allows me to take a moment to breathe when I encounter something that is different than what I had planned or some big crisis that I happen to be experiencing. Having my faith and focus on Jesus allows me to work through these difficult times and truly let Jesus “take the wheel.”

It can be overwhelming to think about our future and what our children and grandchildren will experience as they grow older. I can only hope that my legacy will be strong with them, so they know whole-heartedly my devotion and love for them as well as for Jesus Christ. And, that one day, we will be reunited in our glorious, heavenly home where we can praise God and enjoy all of His intended blessings…all while ensuring we’re keeping our earthly eyes on Jesus and understanding that God will not lead us to something that He won’t get us through. Our days may not go as we plan, but God knows what His plans are for us, and He will determine our steps that eventually lead us to be with Him in our eternal home.

May God Bless You,
Jenn Matthews


January 30, 2021
Bible: zondervan (new international version)

Mark’s message: A Birth and Preparation of Jesus, The Servant

Mark 71-23 "That Which Defiles"

7 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.)

5 So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”

6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

“‘These people honor me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me.

7 They worship me in vain;

their teachings are merely human rules.’

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

9 And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ 11 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— 12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” [16]

17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Footnote [16]: Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.

Key Places in Mark

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Bible Word Search

January 23, 2021

Bible Key Words

  1. Light

  2. Darkness

  3. Earth

  4. Genesis

  5. Waters

  6. Land

  7. Sky

  8. Creatures

  9. Image

  10. Man

  11. Woman

  12. Blessed

  13. Eve

  14. Adam

  15. Good

  16. Seventh

  17. Rested

Question of the Week

January 30, 2021

After Jesus was arrested, which apostle disowned him three times?

  1. Matthew

  2. Mark

  3. John

  4. Paul

  5. Peter

Answer: ______________________________

Answer to last week’s question: How many people did Jesus feed with five loaves of bread and two fish? Answer: About 5000 men

Children's Activities

January 30, 2021

Bible Trivia Questions

January 30, 2021

Can you answer these biblical questions? (A)

Link to Bible Trivia Quiz

Weekly Bible Verse to Remember

January 30, 2021

Esther 4:14

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (NIV)


January 30, 2021

Plan of Salvation: How to become a Child of God

Salvation through Our LORD, Jesus Christ

God, who is full of love, mercy and grace wanted to save you and me from our sins which is death. The penalty for our sins is total separation from God for eternity. God loves us so much, that He had a plan of salvation that would save not just you and me, but the entire world. There is only one road to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. God sent His only begotten Son to earth in form of God and man and He was sacrificed for us because Jesus took our sin debt for us, so that we could be set free from the bondage of sin and spend eternity with God. Jesus was beaten, cursed at, and a crown of thorns was placed on His head. He was nailed to a cross at a place called Calvary where he suffered, shed His blood and died for our sins, past, present and future sins for the entire world. That’s how much God loves you. It’s a free gift that God has given to us. All you have to do is accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and ask him to come into your heart and to forgive you of your sins. Jesus will work in your life and change your life that is full of joy, love and happiness. Yes, because we are saved does not mean that we’re perfect or that we won’t face troubles or illnesses in our lives. God uses certain situations to get our attention and to strengthen our faith and trust in Him. God has the best plan for our lives and trust me, it’s all worth it. To ask Jesus into your life, pray this simple prayer below and if you are sincere, then you will be saved and your name will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and will never be erased. God will send a helper, the Holy Spirit to help guide you on your new journey to heaven. So come and join the family of God!

To become a child of God, pray this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. If you sincerely asked Jesus into heart and life, welcome to the family, God’s family my brother and sister in Christ. We are so glad you are part of the family.

In Christ’s Love,

Heaven’s Road

If you have any questions, please email us at: Heavens.Road@outlook.com