The prodigal daughter comes home
By Kyle Lovern
Broken – That would be the word that would best describe Jamie Webb, formerly of Chattaroy.
On the outside to everyone looking in, Jamie looked as if she had it all. She lived in a nice home, wore good quality clothes and was popular and always laughing. But, Jamie Webb was broken on the inside. Her home life, along with her family – all terribly broken.
Jamie went to Chattaroy Grade School and then on to Williamson Junior High and High School. She graduated in 1986. She served as Majorette her Sophomore and Junior Years and was one of the Williamson High School’s Field Commanders her Senior year. Jamie’s appearance may have looked all together, but she was far from it. Jamie began a journey of alcoholism and drugs that was hidden from most. It began with partying and getting drunk to forget and yet the drinking grew. The drugs began in moderation and then it also grew. Inappropriate relationships with men became the norm in Jamie’s life.
And at the age of 21, the hardest day of Jamie’s life would occur. Through all of the inappropriate relationships, Jamie found herself pregnant. Jamie made the worst decision of her life when she chose to have an abortion. “I remember the day so vividly. I still can see that room. I remember the pain. I remember the horrendous sound of hearing my child drop into the bottom of a bag. I will never forget it!” “There were times after the abortion that I thought I would lose my mind!”
The drinking and drug abuse grew till Jamie had arrived to the tolerance of drinking six bottles of wine a day, drinking hard liquor and doing drugs on a very now, frequent basis at the age of 23 years of age. There was nothing real about her; Jamie lived in a state of being high and very, very broken.
Then, after many requests from Jamie’s mother, Carol Webb, Jamie found herself in Church at the Chattaroy Missionary Baptist Church in Chattaroy. “I remember gripping those pews as the altar music played that day. I then looked up and witnessed a girl that I had partied with walking down the aisle to give her life to God. I thought to myself, if she can do this so can I! I then began to walk down the aisle and my life was changed forever!”
Jamie became very involved with her Church at Chattaroy and found herself using all of her free time that she once used for her destruction, now using it to serve God. Jamie began serving and teaching in the Children’s Ministry and then in the Youth Department at Chattaroy. Jamie had gotten so involved in Ministry, after one year of serving, she realized one night while getting ready to go and serve at the Church … She had forgot to drink! The Lord Jesus had delivered Jamie from alcohol and drugs and she had not even noticed!
Then in 1994, The Lord began to stir Jamie that she would be moving. She then took a job for the Mt. Olive Correctional Complex in Fayette County and she began ministering in a local Church there. Jamie served there as the Praise and Worship Minister and the Youth Minister for eight years. Jamie had totally given her life to Jesus Christ, every part of her.
Then in 1997, Jamie began to notice that she was having trouble swallowing food and water. Jamie became very sick and was diagnosed with Achalasia, a very rare and incurable disease and after many surgeries; Jamie was told that she was dying. Things became very difficult, eating, drinking and at times breathing was extremely hard. After giving her life to The Lord years before back at Chattaroy Baptist Church, Jamie began believing God for her mate. And with what the doctors had told her, it looked like that was a dream that would not happen.
Jamie’s dad, Jimmy Webb had an appointment with a doctor at Duke University and while at that first appointment, the doctor discovered the diagnosis that Jamie had been given. Immediately he turned to Jamie and told her that he was a Pastor’s son and that God had given him a procedure that had saved 40 people’s lives! But it was a very risky surgery, which caused Jamie to have great fear of going through the surgery. During that time, Jamie had been asking God that if she was to be married that He would send her mate to her Church. Then in August 1999, a man came to Jamie’s Church. His name was Dewayne Carte and God made him the other Youth Minister! God had brought Jamie her mate! After much prayer, Jamie had the surgery and God used it to heal Jamie. Dewayne and Jamie had their first kiss and were married on 18 December 1999.
In 2003 The Lord began to show Dewayne and Jamie that the call on their lives was broadening to go into all the World and evangelize the lost and assist The Church, The Bride of Christ to enter into a healthy, loving and strong relationship with The Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. And to assist The Bride to prepare Herself for the Rapture of The Church. They stepped out in faith and began the Non Profit Ministry called, Jamie Carte Ministries, (JCM).
Jamie and her husband Dewayne are both Ordained Ministers. Jamie and Jamie Carte Ministries reaches out to others through Television Broadcasts, Free DVD and CD Teachings, distribution of Free Bibles Worldwide, Internet Ministry with Daily Devotions sent via e-mail and social networking all over the World, evangelistic meetings, publications and outreaches for those in need. Jamie has just written and published her first book, The Bride & The Blood Covenant Ceremony. It took over ten years for this book to be birthed. It will take the reader on a deep and incredible journey. This book is truly a part of Jamie!
And as we all love a happy ending, Jamie Webb Carte from Mingo County, has now been serving The Lord Jesus Christ for over 21 years. The once broken and prodigal daughter is no longer broken and is now spending her life helping others put the pieces back together in their lives!
Jimmy Webb, Jamie’s dad still resides in Chattaroy, WV and is born again and serves his Church at Regional Church of God in Delbarton, WV. Jamie’s mother, Carol Webb moved from Chattaroy, WV to Heaven on 12 November 2012. All of Jamie’s family is serving The Lord Jesus.
Jamie Webb Carte will be doing a Book Signing at the Southside Mall in South Williamson, Ky. on Dec. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Jamie will be Ministering and Preaching at The Regional Church of God in Delbarton on Dec.15 in the 11 a.m. service and signing books after the morning service.
Jamie and Jamie Carte Ministries can be reached by going to the webpage, www.jamiecarte.org.
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