My Biography Biography for Frank Lewark
Frank was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia and had the distinct privilege of being raised in a Christian home. He spent his youth in church and accepted Christ as a teenager.
He moved to the Washington, DC area in 1962 and worked in the finance business for 6 years. In 1968, an opportunity came his way to be involved in the start of an auto sales business with two other men in Dumfries, Virginia.
Two years later, Frank and his wife, Wanda, started “Auto Buying Service”, which is now in its 36th year. Frank and Wanda were married in 1963; in May of 2006, they will celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary. Frank and Wanda have been reading the Bible through annually since 1989 and give God the glory for changing their lives. They have a daughter and a 19-year-old granddaughter.
Business has never come before his personal ministry. In 1990, Frank was involved with the “International Year of Bible Reading.” He created and distributed thousands of license plate frames that say “Read the Bible – It Is God’s Word” and since 2000 has had three billboards in various locations with the same message. The current one is on Interstate 79 South near Fairmont, West Virginia. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, Frank designed and distributed 140,000 “God Bless America” bumper stickers.
For over 10 years, Frank wrote and sponsored Christian radio “ministry spots” called “Words That Encourage”. They were on 2-3 stations at a time and aired over 100-150 times per month. In these messages, Frank amplified and expounded on a verse of Scripture. A few of the many topics he has covered include fasting, faith, strife, fear, abiding in Christ and Spiritual warfare.
Frank has served on the board of several Christian organizations and has been involved with many ministries. Currently, these include Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, Christian Stewardship Ministry, Living Water International, and Bible Pathway.
Frank has taught hundreds of classes on the Bible in many settings. He has spoken in churches, restaurants, retreat centers and on school and college campuses. His ministry has taken place in hospitals, jails and prisons, nursing homes, shopping centers, on the subway and on the beach.
Currently he is working on a book to be entitled “Right Start for the Day”. The book is about what Frank calls the Prayer of Victory, a daily prayer containing 47 scripture references. The book will expound the meaning of the verses and why they are so important to our spiritual lives. Its purpose is to sort of “prime the pump” to assist and encourage the reader to have a daily devotional life that also includes daily Bible reading.
Frank’s desire in 2006 is to finish the book, spend more time ministering and less time in business endeavors. He firmly believes that we are living in the last days and that even this year could be the last to work for the harvest.
Letter I sent to Friends
In the spring of this year I sent you a letter and a prayer list regarding an assignment I have from our Lord to write a book. Five months have come and gone and I am progressing very slowly; I have finished the prayer itself, which is the centerpiece of the book.
I have determined the chapters, but not the names. The title is going to be Right Start for the Day, and we have a web site up by that name: www.rightstartfortheday.com.
The warfare I shared with you continues, from the losing of our key employee the end of April to my sciatic nerve problems to now, a herniated disc in my neck that may need surgery. I will know what the next step on the latter is very soon, and will follow the doctor’s recommendations. The pain in my shoulder and neck has been quite bad.
Please continue to hold me up in prayer, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support.
This prayer is the centerpiece of a book that I am writing to help people to enrich their devotional communication with their Creator. Please link to the website:
May the beauty of heaven consume you!
Father, today I come to you for strength. God, you said you are my shield. In your Word, you said that you will be with me in the valley and on the mountaintops. You will never leave me nor forsake me.
Abba Father, the enemy is coming against me from all angles. But I choose to stand on your promises. I rest in the comfort of your Word.
Father, I choose to follow your Word and your precepts. Though the enemy comes against me like a roaring lion, seeking to devour me, I rebuke the devourer from my life, in the name of Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
2 Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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No weapon formed against me shall prosper
No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against me shall be condemned. I pray that you shut the mouth of the enemy. Every plot and devise he has planned for my life will be brought to naught.
I am a child of God, a high priest in His kingdom. Therefore, the enemy and his vessels have no dominion over my life!
Even though the enemy comes against me, My God is mighty to save and mighty in battle! I rest in you, knowing that vengeance is mine, says the Lord.
Zechariah 4:6 He said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
1 Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
Touch not God’s anointed
In my job, God, these evil doers who sit and plot my demise. I pray that you have mercy on them as you bring their devices to naught. Every evil plan they try to set upon me, I rebuke it, in Jesus’ name.
Abba, I know I stand as a light in this dark world and I know the enemy would seek to bring me down and discredit my testimony but you said in: Deuteronomy 28:13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Suffering for Being a Christian
I know that whatever the enemy throws my way, you have made me an overcomer, a victor and I rejoice, knowing that your glory will be revealed! In Jesus’ name… Amen!
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Today, I want to let you know that the Lord is moving in the lives of Christians. As the economy tumbles, opportunities are arising for the faithful. If companies are down-sizing, they will be creating room for your promotion.
Now’s the time to allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and heart to brand new opportunities and challenges. Renew your mind for success. The Lord is ready to take you to another level.
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My name is Ranuka Ramesar and I am what is known as a gracer. I believe that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with my Abba father. He wants the best for me and I want to know him more. I am a Secondary School teacher, it is my passion and my joy. My word from God for this year is : Be still and know I am God