PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ OR SCROLL THE ENTIRE PAGE EACH VISIT, POSTS AND UPDATES ARE THROUGHOUT THIS SITE: REVIEWS/THOUGHTS ARE AT THE VERY BOTTOM. TAKE TIME IF YOU WILL TO FILL ONE OUT, IT CAN BE WITHIN REASON, WHATEVER YOU LIKE, WE THANK YOU.....
Hello everyone, I thank you for your e-mails showing concern for my grandmother. At the moment she is doing the best she can and is drawing her strength for the Lord. She understand that the Lord forgives and although injustice has been done to her with information being with held concerning her options for a plea, she knows that God has all things in control and it will work for the good of all involved. God has sent Ms. Phaedrea Parks of the Parks Groups Law firm to assist in the motion for a new trial. A fair trial with all information being given is simply what we want for our grandmother. Also the new attorney has contacted the victims family and is aware of the motion. We do things decent and inorder, not trying to cause more harm to anyone, but as I stated a fair trial with the proper representation is what we seek.
Please forgive me for I told you that I would post the date of my interview with CourtTv, I did not find out until the day before the actual trial was to be aired and I was to do a live call in, which I did, as well as the actual interview being shown throughout. I did not have time to enter this information on the site for the short notice. I will try my best in the future to keep you posted as I receive information. Please continue to pray for all involved.
I share my life with you, it shows no one is immune to the trials of life. I am human just as you are, but we are to, as Christians handle our business in a Christ like manner with prayer and obedience being at the forefront, not abandoning our sisters and brothers in Christ when they have made a mistake even a tragic one. God looks at us to see how we listen and obey him in times of trouble, others also watch us. So remember if you feel injustice has been done, you as a Christian are never told to sit with your arms folded and do nothing about it and just let others walk on you. NO!!!!!!!!! You go through the proper channels on handling the matter in a Christlike state.
Some people with lack of knoweledge would say, "well God will handle it, just let it go". I say to that, I have a Father that gives wisdom in all situations and it boils down to hearing the voice of the Lord and how he wants the situation handled. God could, if he wanted to, say let it go, but in wisdom and in knowing how he handles things in former times, that is in the bible days and in my personal life. It is not sitting well with him. It will be handled in the way he want it to be with patience and with listening to his instructions.
God Bless, REMEMBER OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRAFICE:
POST ENDED: 07-22-06
Remember trials are there to strengthen us. They come to build our faith and character. No matter what we endure, we look to the hills from which cometh our help. God is faithful and he knows what he is doing in our lives. I tell myself over and over again, ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THEM THAT LOVE GOD, AND TO THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. However God choose to work things out in your life and mine, there we are to be content and grateful, he makes no mistakes, BE ENCOURAGED!!! Also watch your thoughts, make sure you are only allowing positive things to be planted.
POSTED ENDED: 07-11-06
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGY:
At this time we are cancelling our summer "GOSPEL APOLLO" which was scheduled for July 29th 2006.
Please pray for Lena and her family as they not only deal with the decision that was handed down by the Fulton County Courts concerning their grandmother, but also new information has surfaced that the Georgia Justice Project Organization, that represented their grandmother, never revealed a plea offer to the family that was given by the prosecutor's office which would have greatly reduced the sentence of life plus 5 yrs. for their grandmother.
As the family discuss the matter with attorneys they want the public to know, it is not their hope in setting their grandmother free, for they, as well as their grandmother, know she was found guilty of a crime and must pay according to the law. The problem is justice could have been served with the plea offer of 15 yrs, to serve anywhere from 3 to 5 yrs incarserated which THE GEORGIA JUSTICE PROJECT failed to disclosed, not only to the family, but chose to discuss this information only with their grandmother at the age of 78(Lena Sims Driskell), who was given limited information by her attorney and therefore chose to go to court against better judgement and received a sentence of life plus 5 yrs. The family received word of a plea offer the following Saturday after the trial.
Hello even though our summer "GOSPEL APOLLO" has been cancelled, we look forward to our fall event which is on the calender for OCTOBER 28TH 2006 @ 6:00PM COLLEGE PARK AUDITORIUM.
Always at our fall "GOSPEL APOLLO" we have a costume contest for children and adults. (ALL COSTUMES MUST BE PRESENTABLE AND OF FUN CHARACTERS).
Also talks are still ongoing as to my being featured by "TRUE WHORSHIPERS" magazine, and a live interview with WTJH 1260AM. I will keep you informed as I receive more information.
UPDATE ENDED: 06-30-06
Get on our mailing list by writing or e-mailing us your name and address so you will receive a special VIP invitation only needed to sit in the special VIP section, ALL IS FREE. "MORE INFORMATION BELOW" including opening "ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP" at the "GOSPEL APOLLO"
You have plenty of time now to tell your family and friends about our fall "GOSPEL APOLLO" so get the costumes ready..........
VIP passes are mailed 2 weeks in advance to all on our mailing list:
POST ENDED: 06-30-06
Greetings from Lena:
WHAT AN AWESOME TIME WE HAD AT OUR SPRING "GOSPEL APOLLO".
CONGRADULATIONS TO OUR 1ST PLACE CONTESTANT WINNER "CKW-MIND" (BROTHER'S)WHO TOOK HOME THE $100.00 CASH PRIZE!!
CONGRADULATIONS TO OUR SPECIAL VIP $50.00 CASH PRIZE WINNER RICH DARBY!!!!!!
TO ALL WHO SHOWED THEIR SUPPORT BY COMING OUT TO "GOSPEL APOLLO" WE THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE NEXT ONE VERY SOON SO CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR THE DATE: WE LITERALLY ROLLED OUT THE RED CARPET FOR OUR VIP PEOPLE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN MY VIP LIST SIMPLY E-MAIL ME YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO BE ADDED OR WRITE ME AT THE MARKETING ADDRESS BELOW.
ALL VIP'S RECEIVE SPECIAL INVITATIONS TO ALL EVENTS, NOT TO MENTION SPECIAL ATTENTION AT THE "GOSPEL APOLLO'S" and much more.....
THESE ARE MY SPECIAL GUESTS FOR YOU ALL COME OUT TO SUPPORT AND SPREAD THE NEWS.
I love you and God bless!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE ENDED: 05-02-06
WHAT IS "GOSPEL APOLLO"?
GOSPEL APOLLO (like showtime at the Apollo) the difference is our talent lifts up the name of Jesus and we have all kinds of talent:
WHERE YOU THE AUDIENCE JUDGE OUR LOCAL TALENT (by your applause, cash prize given to the winner)
CASH AND PRIZES ALSO GIVEN THROUGHOUT THE EVENT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WITH WINNING TICKETS GIVEN AT THE DOOR AS YOU ENTER THE AUDITORIUM EVERYONE INCLUDING CHILDREN RECEIVES A TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!
Lena D. Holt-ceo "Out of Experience Ministries, Inc".
WILL BE POSTED CLOSE TO EACH "GOSPEL APOLLO" DATE
MC: Eli Smith: 1480AM WYZE
SPECIAL DRAWING FOR OUR VIP SECTION:
VIP'S DOUBLE THEIR WINNING CHANCES FOR THEY RECEIVE 2 TICKETS AS THEY ENTER THE AUDITORIUM, REGUALR PUBLIC TICKETS AS WELL AS SPECIAL VIP TICKETS. SPECIAL VIP TICKETS ARE ONLY GIVEN AS VIP'S PRESENT THEIR SPECIAL MAILING INVITATIONS AT THE DOOR: SPECIAL VIP INVITATIONS ARE MAILED ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE JOINED OUR MAILING LIST: OUR VIP'S SIT IN OUR VIP SECTION APART FROM THE REGUALR PUBLIC SECTIONS!!!!!!!!!THEY HAVE IT LIKE THAT.............
SEEKS CONTESTANTS ON A CONTINUAL BASIS
All wanting to become a contestant send all information concerning your solo act or group to the marketing address below. Please include e-mail (if applicable and phone number).
If by chance you are not chosen for a particualr "GOSPEL APOLLO" date you will go on a list for future Apollo's in the order your information was received, you will be contacted concerning that "Gospel Apollo", so get on the list. Remember all acts must be geared toward uplifting the name of Jesus Christ. THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE. NO AUDITION NEEDED FOR THE AUDIENCE JUDGE THE TALENT.
TO: VISION BELIEVER'S
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE "GOSPEL APOLLO" ON A CONTINUAL BASIS AND OFFER THIS POSITIVE AVENUE OF FUN FAMILY/MOTIVATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ALWAYS FREE OF CHARGE TO OUR COMMUNITIES. BY DOING THIS WE ARE ASKING THAT IF YOU ARE EVER LED TO SOW A SEED OF ANY AMOUNT PLEASE MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: LENA D. HOLT (mail to Marketing Department below)
AS I OBSERVED THE CROWD AT APRIL 29TH "GOSPEL APOLLO" NOT ONLY DID WE HAVE YOUNG ADULTS IN THE AUDIENCE, BUT A NUMBER OF OUR CONTESTANTS WERE YOUNG ADULTS. THIS AVENUE GIVES OUR COMMUNITIES SOMETHING POSITIVE TO DO ON A WEEKEND WHERE THEY NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CHARGE TO HAVE GOOD CLEAN FUN. PLEASE ASSIST US IN ESTABLISHING THIS EVENT MORE ON AN ONGOING BASIS.
YOUR SUPPORT OPENS THE DOOR ALSO TO SHELTERS(which is dear to me as you read my testimony below), GROUP HOMES, YOUTH CENTERS, AND SENIOR CENTERS TO BE ENCOURAGED AND UPLIFTED.
THESE ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVE SPECIAL INVITATIONS TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR GIFTS OF ANY SIZE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
POST ENDED: 05-06-06
ALL WANTING TO ADVERTISE AT "GOSPEL APOLLO":
ANY BUSINESS IN OR OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE DURNING THESE EVENTS PLEASE E-MAIL US WITH ALL INFORMATION AND WE WILL SEND YOU A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE.
E-mail: email@example.com DO NOT click e-mail Lena D. Holt to your left, you must e-mail us from your personal e-mail address to ensure it reaches us, thank you.
PROVIDE AVENUES FOR MY PEOPLE TO BE UPLIFTED ON A CONTINUAL BASIS. AVENUES WHERE THEY ARE ASSISTED IN KEEPING THEIR MINDS ALWAYS STAYED ON THE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, LOVING AND FELLOWSHIPPING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN A SAFE ENVIORMENT. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THE NORMAL CHURCH SETTINGS WHERE I AM MORE CAPABLE OF DRAWING PERSON TO PERSON IN ENCOURAGING THROUGH VICTORIOUS TESTIMONIES (like your own), STRENGTHENING DURNING TRIALS(also like your own), IN MEETING A NEED AND MAYBE MEETING A MATE(smile). IS THERE ANYTHING TO HARD FOR GOD? NO...........................
USE ALL YOUR GIFTS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN, AND THE FOUNDATION IS TO BE BUILT ALWAYS ON MY SON JESUS CHRIST:
POST ENDED: 04-03-06
We want to remind you that this is not the only site where you can purchase this CD. Our digital distribution area has become a very powerful tool.
The following companies are digital distributors where the full download of the CD is between $6 to $9 dollars and their single song download from the album is between .65 to .99 cents.
We know times are hard and just want to let you know that there are other companies especially our digital distribution area that offers the CD for less.
Digital Distribution Companies: AppleiTunes, msn.com, SonyConnect, Rhapsody, MusicNet, iTunesCanada and many others:
(UPDATE ENDED 12-21-05)
INFORMATION ON LENA'S NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION:
Please visit "OUT OF EXPERIENCE MINISTRIES, INC." (which host "GOSPEL APOLLO"), website entry, by going to links and clicking on Lena D. Holt website to your left. We are in the process of searching for a building/warehouse style in the metro Atlanta area that will host all of our events in our very own place. Any assistance is greatly appreciated (we are tax exempt), just write Lena at the address below. In the meantime we are looking to hold the first "Gospel Apollo" of 2006 at College Park Auditorium. (information above on 1st event)
Note: When you visit "OUT OF EXPERIENCE MINISTRIES INC" website, and read on the section that says "Women Meetings Of Encouragements" the last statement that says Lena gives out her women study books at the Apollo along with a copy of her CD. We want to remind you that she no longer gives her CD out with the study books. She allowed a certain amount of her CD's to be given at the former Apollo's in her sowing seeds.
Lena D. Holt began her journey, not when God delivered her from drug addiction, but before the foundation of the world. She knows that in her heart she has always been on a set course, she knew this as a child, that something was different. As she grew into a young adult she found herself in the hands of something that knew also she was destined to do great things for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (SATAN KNEW ALSO)
Lena states, now to all those who know that God works all things together for the good of them that love him and are called according to his purpose, know that he is more than capable of handling anything that comes into his called ones life. We know that his Spirit is sufficient enough to handle whatever length of time needed to complete the task.
The Spirit of the Lord spoke to Lena in April of 1996. Told her to leave everything and take her children,( now teenagers) 2 boys into a shelter where he will lead her. She obeyed and entered Cascade House on April 29, 1996. For her obedience she recieved total deliverance. Now into, her then townhouse entered (July 1996), the same year, in October of 1996 while in a fasting period, the Spirit tapped Lena on the shoulder and spoke, "IT'S TIME TO RECORD TO REACH A VAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE". She began to write and record.
She stated that Jesus Christ not only delivers, but he delivers to the point of wiping the conscience clean. She maintains that if she had not gone through that period of time herself, it would be hard to believe if someone had just told her. (NOW THAT'S REAL DELIVERANCE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND NOTHING ELSE, FOR WHO THE SON SETS FREE IS TRULY FREE INDEED).
We know that there is a set time for all things in which the Father speaks to come to pass. She knows, that he that has begun a good work within her is able to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ, is also able to make her walk upright.
Lena is also the CEO of "OUT OF EXPERIENCE MINSTRIES, INC." which is a Non-Profit 501 c 3 approved organization. This is not a 4 wall church but is a helper of the local church to keep the individual encouraged by providing fun and exciting family outlets.
Lena is the writer of all lyrics and creator of the melodies to each song. She is a BMI song writer and also has her own publishing company through BMI called, "OUT OF EXPERIENCE MUSIC".
She knows that God is not a man that he should lie, he spoke it and he will do it. She states it is indeed a privilege that God would even allow her to represent his kingdom.(OH WHAT GRACE HE'S BESTOWED ON HER), I must state myself knowing Lena personally, you must hear her speak also. She tells me that she knows once her mission is complete, Jesus Christ is coming for her. (IT'S DEEP)
To see the Love that she so expresses for the Father by laying down all else and following him, let her encourage you as she's been called to do.
All songs are given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and has been tested and found to be true, by Lena.
THANKS TO CHRIST FROM LENA:
FOR YOUR WONDERFUL GIFTS THAT ALLOW ME TO EXPRESS JUST HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOUR LOVING GRACE.
ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM LENA:
NEVER DOUBT THE VISION GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. IT MAY GET RUFF SOMETIMES AND IT MAY SEEM LIKE IT'S NOT GOING TO COME TO PASS. I SAY TO YOU, GOD IS NOT OF OUR TIME. HIS WAYS ARE NOT OURS, NEITHER IS HIS THOUGHTS OURS.
THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE THEY INHERITED THE PROMISES. (the book of HEBREWS)
End Update: 05-22-06
Please feel free to e-mail Lena with any prayer request or encouraging words for her. Always e-mail from this site, not Out Of Experience Ministries site:
Or send prayer request and encouraging words to:
6490 Sinclair Pl
Morrow, Ga. 30260
Request to sow seeds of encouragement with the yellow marketing postcards,(simply pass out to your family and friends that they might visit this site and be encouraged by Lena's testimony and what God is doing in her life), include the amount you want sent to you. Contestants, those wanting to join our mailing list if not e-mailing, send all information to:
4466 Bakers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30331
Lena is your Servant in Christ,
Check out the artist's website:
1. In My Life
2. God Has Been Good
3. Life Begin
4. Jesus Always Available
6. It's Personal
7. Press Toward The Mark
8. I've Been Changed
9. Separate Remix