Joe and Rita
COUNSELING MUST FULFILL TWO REQUIREMENTS:
There are so many hurting souls in this sin-filled world and the
laborers in this type of counseling field so few, it's important for
a person desiring counseling to be patient and understand that there
is a waiting period for appointments. However, during the waiting
period, their time will be well-spent in preparing for counseling by
filling some requirements! For those having to wait a little while
for counseling, we encourage them to snuggle up to the Lord and
trust that in His perfect timing and way, He will provide counseling
time for him/her.
In spite of Joe being 80 years old, and Rita, 78, we are so grateful
that the Lord is still allowing us the privilege and pleasure of
ministering to precious hurting souls. However, over the past year,
due to Joe encountering some of the fallout of the God-ordained
aging process, the Lord has instructed him to slow his pace down
somewhat. (Please read Psalm 90:9b-10) So, there are times
when the Lord impresses our hearts that we are to refer some
counselees to other counselors we know and confidently recommend,
who do this type of counseling. We are so grateful for these
precious laborers in God's fields! We're so grateful that they use
God's truths that are shared in our books and use the counseling
procedures and sample prayers in our second book. These counselors
are listed on our website's Counseling Ministries page. But
for those souls desiring to receive counseling from Joe, here are
our ministry's requirements:
(1) The person
must fill out a lengthy "Confidential Personal Inventory"
form (only to be received from our ministry) and return it to Joe.
Upon receiving it back, Joe reviews it to determine if the person
needs 2, 3 or 4 days, then calls the person to set up their
appointments which are typically for 2 days, from 10am to 5pm each
day, unless the person has been severely abused, like SRA victims.
The counseling procedures are the same...it just takes a little
(2) Before coming
for counseling, the person must read our first book "Liberating
the Bruised", but it would also be greatly beneficial for the
person to also read our second book, "More Tools for Liberating
the Bruised" before his/her sessions if there is time.
It would at least be good for the person to read the first 3
chapters and last 3 chapters. If
time doesn't permit, we then urge the person to read it ASAP after
counseling because, this partnering book holds many biblical
lessons about how to overcome negative behavior, various disorders,
addictions, and temptation. It also shares how the Christian can
walk in victory consistently in Godís will. If
you'd like to learn highlights of what the two books contain, please click on the
"Contents of Books" and read the table of contents
of both books.
While reading the
books, the person is encouraged to ask the Lord to help him/her work
on as many of the "known" sin issues before his/her first counseling
session. For in doing so, this allows more time to deal with the
"unknown" issues during his/her sessions. However, as you can
read in some of the testimonies, some people have been able to sit
down with the Lord and both of our books, work through their own
issues and be blessed with victory over the enemy and peace and joy
through our precious Lord Jesus!
Our Joe E.
Allbright Evangelistic Assoc., Inc. is a non-profit ministry, a
501 (c) 3, #74-1907672, so love-offerings are tax-deductible.
As the Lord impresses hearts to give love-offerings, they are what supports this ministry and makes it
available at no charge. All love-offerings are very gratefully
accepted and are not required for a person to receive counseling.