Each month Pastor Riley writes a letter to encourage you, challenge you, and strengthen your faith.

Current Partner Letter


Dear Partners,
I want to say thank you for partnering with CTYS Ministries. Our ministry staff declares Isaiah 45:1-3 over your life every day. As we journey into a new year, I want to encourage you to be courageous and bold in what you are expecting God to manifest in your life.

There is an expectancy that God has given me, and it allows me to look at every situation that you and I face and declare 1 John 4:4; ''Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because “greater” is He that is in you, than he that is in the world''.

Friends and partners, because "Christ Jesus" has redeemed us from every curse of the law according to Galatians 3:13; we should live in a state of “expectancy” looking for miracles to follow us that “believe”.


As you go about your daily life, expect the blessing's of God to follow you. Continue to stand in faith, by declaring His promises. Isaiah 55:11 reminds us; ''so shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: It shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it''.   

Beloved, I want to encourage you to believe God for great things to happen in your life, starting today! “Believe it, Declare it and Expect it”. God is waiting with expectancy for you to believe and declare His word, so that it can be fulfilled in your life. Look at Psalm 27:13“And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for the Lord God is a God of judgment: Blessed are they that wait for him”.

I know waiting can put you on an emotional roller coaster ride, that sometimes causes you struggle while you wait. You are not alone in waiting in expectation! David said in Psalm 27:13-14; "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord". 

The disciples had been told to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the promise (read Acts 1:1-8). In Acts 2:2 the first four words of verse 2 are powerful! And suddenly there came... Beloved, there is a suddenly in your future, so live in expectancy with a thankful heart, because He who has begun a good work in you, will make sure you receive all that He has prepared for you. 

My wife, Marcia and I are believing for your success!

Bless You,

Pastor Howard and Marcia Riley