Meet Our Director

 Charlene W. Kirst, the Director of Women Under His Wings, is a transplanted Virginian. She was born and reared in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Pastor Royal C. Wesley, Sr. (deceased) and Irene Ivory Turner Wesley(also deceased). Charlene came to Wisconsin with her preacher husband, John, and daughters Elizabeth and Christina in 1991. Settling in Sparta, John and Charlene co-pastored First Pentecostal Baptist Church from 1991 until 2002. Charlene and her family moved to Town of Bangor in 2003, and they are presently ministering through Grass Roots Revival Ministries. Charlene is a women’s pastor, preacher, and leader of Women Under His Wings. Also a music minister, Charlene is in love with anything that is under the sole dominion of Jesus Christ.

Charlene is an avid learner, and has an A.A.S. degree from Thomas Nelson Community  College in Hampton, Virginia. She acquired a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Servant Leadership from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI in 2006. She has studied at Wakefield Seminary in Wakefield, Virginia, and is at  present seeking her Doctorate in Servant Leadership.

“Study to show thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”   2 Timothy 2:15

 Her passions are The WORD, prayer, counseling, music, teaching, the prophetic, helps, and womens ministry.

Hobbies include art, blogging, writing, songwriting, photography, sewing, and truck gardening.

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What Is Women Under His Wings?

Psalm 17:8

“Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings…”

Women Under His Wings  is a ministry of helps, prayer, sisterhood and community interaction.  Educational opportunities are emphasized for women in the group through weekly lessons designed to strengthen and encourage growth of all participants. 

Blessed by GOD, Women Under His Wings is faithfully meeting  in community with one another. We are dedicated servants of The Living GOD and all that is HIS.  We walk in love for His children.

Mission of  Women Under His Wings

 Our mission is to help women to grow in their understanding of who they are in Christ Jesus, and to be strengthened to do His will. This is accomplished through working together and learning together as we explore the fundamental truths of the Word of GOD and apply these truths in a practical way. Practicing servant leadership and followership will be a part of our growth time together as we strive to produce good fruit mete for repentence. Women Under His Wings is committed to serving those in need in the Coulee Region and  people living in the surrounding communities.

Over the course of time, Women Under His Wings has reached out to people all over the world. The LORD Jesus has given us The Great Commission in which He says: “All authority in Heaven and Earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the Name of The Father and of the Son, and of The Holy Spirit.; and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I Am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:17-20  NIV

We will continue to apply His Word, His Truths, and His Evidence as we minister to all whom He sends.

                                   Serenity Prayer   Reinholdt Niebuht

GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make things all right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.   AMEN

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April 14th, 2012 To Be A Butterfly by An Anonymous Christian



I said to the LORD, “LORD, let me be a butterfly so fine and free.

Let my heart take wings, And without a care,

Let me spread enjoyment everywhere!” 

“My child, said the Lord,

It’s up to you,

Are you willing to trust me, Like the butterflies do?”

“Yes, Lord, I trust you!” was my glib reply-

“How much could it cost to be a butterfly?”


“Fine, said the Lord, let’s get on with it then,

First you must die–

That’s how we’ll begin!” 

My heart skipped a beat, And my stomach grew tight,

As I said to the Lord, “Did I hear you right?”

 “My child, ” said the Lord, Surely you know–

The worm has to die, So beauty can grow.’ 

“It’s not easy,that’s true, But my way is best,

And I”ll be beside you All through your test.’


Then the Lord took his finger And touched my heart,

And began to probe Each secret part. 

Unforgiveness, Anger, Selfishness, too, All had to go

 if I would be new! 

“i’m sorry,” I cried, “Please help me to die.

I do so want to be Your butterfly.” 

“I love you, Jesus, ” Was all I could say,

“Come into my heart, Make it yours today!.” 

Whatever it takes Lord, I’m ready now,

Your servant is waiting, Just show me how!”


“My child, ” said the Lord, You’ve already begun,

And we’ll continue the work, Till the job is done.” 

“Little by Little, Each day you’ll die,

But you’ll live again As my butterfly!’ 




This beautiful poem speaks of transformation and change–but of a good variety. As we think back on the time of our conversion we realize that, yes, it is similar to the journey of the butterfly. We die to our old selves and become new in Christ. What a marvelous mystery is ours to enjoy throughout eternity.


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Knock, Knock, Is Anybody There? Part 3 Sharon Jaynes

April 5, 2012
Knock. Knock. Is Anybody There?
Part 3
Sharon Jaynes

This lesson is taken from Sharon Jaynes’ devotional book “Becoming Spiritually Beautiful” . There are many wonderful lessons that I have been sharing with you from time to time. This is a lesson about forgiveness–a key to answered prayer. Enjoy!!

Today’s Truth
But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it maybe well with you,’ (Jeremiah 7:23 NASB).

Friend to Friend
Yesterday I wrote about my little neighbor who had a tendency to walk into our house whenever he wanted to. After teaching him to knock first, if no one answered, he’d walk in anyway. It was a fun story. If you missed it, you can read it on my blog at www.sharonjaynes.com.

So what do we do when we knock on God’s door and we don’t hear an answer right away? We looked at various options, but one thing is for certain, silence from God cannot be interpreted as a “yes.” “Well, God didn’t tell me ‘no,’ so I went on ahead.” That’s not going to work. It could be that God is waiting for us to obey what He already HAS told us, before He gives further direction.

Let me share a story about a time when God was silent in my life. After my sophomore year in college, I decided to take a break and work for a year or so. After the first year, I felt an urge to go back to college, but my prayer for direction was met with silence. So I continued in my job.

When the next spring came around, my desire to return to school resurfaced. The confusion about what to do and where to go resurfaced as well.

I went to visit a man who had been a spiritual mentor to me during my teenage years. I told him about my confusion about college. Mr. Thorp decided that we should read some Scripture about prayer before we prayed for God’s direction.

First he turned to Matthew 6:8-15.

“For your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: `Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Then he turned to Matthew 18:19.

“‘Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.’ Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

Each time Mr. Thorp turned to a passage about God answering prayer, there was one about forgiveness either before or after it.

“Sharon,” he said, “I sense that God is telling you that you have unforgiveness toward your father. Is that true?”

I wanted to say, “Wait a minute. I came here to ask for prayer about my future, not about my past.” But God was showing me that unforgiveness in my past was blocking His work in my future.

I had a very tumultuous childhood. My father had become a Christian when I was twenty, but I had yet to forgive him for all the pain he had caused. I knew God had instructed me to forgive, but I had not obeyed.

So that night, I forgave my father for everything he had ever done. Really. When I did, God set me free, and my life moved to a new and deeper level with Him. (That is what God really wants from us most of all.)

Interestingly, the next day, the cloud of confusion lifted. I knew exactly what to do. I applied to college, was accepted a few months later, resigned from my job, and began classes in the fall. I met my husband four weeks later, and soon became his wife.

I am not saying that obedience in one area will make you’ll strike it rich, find the man of your dreams, or live happily ever after. However, I do believe that sometimes God’s silence is due to the fact that He is waiting for us to obey what we do know before He gives us more direction. .

So go ahead and knock! Ask! Pray! But make sure that you are doing what you do know that GOD has told you to do first.

Let’s Pray
Dear Lord, I pray that You will show me any areas of my life where I have not obeyed or am not obeying You. I’ll admit, there are some are as You don’t even need to tell me about. I know I haven’t obeyed. There are things in my life that You’ve told me to let go of and I’ve held onto them. There are people that You have told me to reach out to whom I’ve ignored. There are steps of faith that You’ve called me to take and I’ve hung back. Show me, Lord. And give me the courage to live in obedience to what I DO KNOW, before asking for direction in areas that I DON”T.
In Jesus’ Name,

Now It’s Your Turn
Some of you are mad at me right now. I don’t blame you. This is a hard lesson. Philip didn’t like it and honestly, sometimes I don’t like it either. But I love you too much to tickle your ears with fluff rather than give you meat to chew.

So here we go: Is there any area of your life where you know that you are living in disobedience to God. Are you willing to make a change? If so, log onto my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sharonjaynesor my blog at www.sharonjaynes.comand write “yes” in the comment box.

More for the Girlfriends
Today’s devotion was taken from Sharon’s book, “Becoming Spiritually Beautiful”.To learn more about the keys to living fully and free found in this book, visit www.sharonjaynes.com. While you’re there, check out all the free resources!

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