Arletia Mayfield was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began writing letters to God at the age of 7 out of frustration and a feeling of helplessness. This is how her personal relationship with Christ began.
Arletia is the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher who died for the faith. She grew up in the church, but like many “preacher kids (pk’s)”, she strayed as she got older, misusing her gifts for the world and not God. But, her church roots ran deep.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” PROVERBS 22:6
In 1997, The Lord called Arletia from Los Angeles to the Mohave desert to a place called, “Sin City.” It seemed like a lateral move. From one sinful place to another until the Lord revealed His plan to make her a minister. That made her laugh. There was so much the Lord would have to change about her to make her a minister. Nevertheless, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada out of obedience to God. This is where God gave her a new name. He called her The Prophetic Scribe and then began to show her in His word, and through revelations and divine appointments what it meant.
THE BIRTH OF A MINISTRY
The book, For the Love of God, was the turning point toward Arletia’s destiny and divine purpose in God. When God asked Arletia to compile her letters, poems and journal entries and assemble them into a book, she did. Then, she gave the book away to people in need of encouragement. Some people made donations, but many more many were blessed, and this was the purpose for the book.
THE PROPHETIC SCRIBE WRITERS FORUM
In the process of listening and obeying God, Arletia received instruction from God to “unlock” the stories hidden deep in the heart of His people (Revelation 12:11).
So, she began conducting workshops called The Prophetic Scribe Writer’s Forum where Christian writers gathered to discuss how to bring about healing and deliverance through the power of the Testimony of Christ as He works in and through the lives of believers.
God will not begin a good work and not complete it. One of the Writers Forum participants was motivated to start a publishing company and volunteered to publish the little handmade book, For the Love of God.
Members of the Writer’s Forum scheduled a road trip for the photo shoot in the Pacific Palisades beach area of the Pacific Coast Highway. The photo on the front cover of the book is an untouched photo of Arletia’s hand writing in the sand with a beam of light (the finger of God) writing in front of hers. It was the ultimate confirmation that she was God’s prophetic scribe selected by God to write what “thus saith the Lord”. When she saw the photo, she knew immediately that it was the cover for the book.
The Writers Forum began as a class, but quickly moved to the media when the Pastor purchased a radio station. One of the Writers Forum members even sponsored the show that led to friendship with a nationally recognized musician. This alliance led to the production of a CD of poetry and scripture to smooth jazz music by Larry White (Unsolicited Material album), who graciously offered permission to use His entire album for the purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
GROWING IN MINISTRY
After that, God made a divine appointment for Arletia to grow in her prophetic writing gift. She was introduced to Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International where she served as West Coast Director, under the leadership of Apostle Theresa Harvard Johnson for nearly five years.
The vision hasn’t changed, but has evolved and been refined. This happened when she separated herself from everyone except God, so she could hear Him clearly. God had promised her a holy husband through prophetic revelations expressed through her poetry, and she was ready to receive him. She had been prepared by the master to be the perfect help mate for this particular man. He was spirit-filled and owned a Global Christian Television Network called trueGOD.tv. They got married on her 50th birthday (the year of Jubilee). Together they promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world through media, and God is expanding their territory.
“A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.” PROVERBS 18:16
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