Category: Annamarie’s Stories of Faith

GO-YA Word of Hope and Goya Foods Recipe By Annamarie Strawhand

GO-YA Word of Hope and Goya Foods Recipe By Annamarie Strawhand

I have continued to pray and intercede for our beautiful country of America and praying and declaring over our wonderful President Donald J. Trump – praying for God’s hand to come upon the 2020 election as so many of you have been too.   It’s no secret to many of you who know me that I am a strong supporter to President Trump.  I have been hearing prophetically from the Holy Spirit regarding Donald Trump since before the 2016 election.   I have had many prophetic dreams about Donald Trump and the future of America and the Holy Spirit has confirmed to me many times He has anointed and chosen President Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States and to fulfill God’s plan and purposes for America and her people at this time for two terms.

About a month ago, I was watching a livestream press conference with our President at the White House and he was hosting Hispanic owned businesses in America, and one of the businesses was GOYA Foods.  The CEO of GOYA Foods is a man of great faith – Robert Unanue – and in his speech after the meeting Mr.Unanue  spoke about prayer and the blessings of God on this country and his support of President Trump.

“Today, it gives me great honor, and by the way, we’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and to grow.” – Robert Unanue – CEO Goya Foods – White House, July 10 2020 (Read full transcript of Goya Foods CEO Speech Here)

This great and inspirational business leader, Mr. Unanue of GOYA Foods received alot of backlash for his words in that speech – particularly from the mainstream media and those who are hateful towards our President. This is confirming to me that the Holy Spirit of God was speaking through Mr. Unanue.   I could feel faith in his words and they were from the heart – this was a man of God and a KINGDOM BUSINESSMAN.  I loved his patriotism and love for our country – and most of all to see a leader of a company be bold, and stand up for God and Country no matter what anyone thinks.   I decided like many Patriotic Americans of Faith to support GOYA Foods, and I went and purchased some cans of  GOYA chick peas and olive oil – and planned to make a recipe with it and share with all of you.

I came up with a recipe for  “Fried Chick Pea Patties” using the GOYA products in my trusty cast iron skillet.

The Holy Spirit spoke to me:  “What do My people call Me?  Is it not YAWEH and YA?  I am sending a message of HOPE to my people!  Do you not perceive it?  I am speaking an encouraging word to AMERICA here!   My people must start to cheer on my SPIRIT in America!  I am here and I am working through your President and through those who are standing for ME and MY Kingdom in this Nation!” – Says The Spirit of God

WOW!!! This is a time of great and mighty miracles – a time of great hope! We the people must keep cheering and encouraging the move of God in this Country! GO YA! GO YA! GO YA!

“GO YA! You got this! The Kingdom is YOURS! America is yours! The Glory is Yours! GO YA!!! whooo hoooo!”

I could feel the pleasure and the excitement of the Holy Spirit!  He wants His people cheering for Him!  Staying hopeful and excited for the Victory is the Lord’s!

I looked up the Hebrew root word YA and it’s short for:


Meaning the true name of Jesus Christ and meaning “HE SAVES”

My friends, keep cheering and staying focused and faithful for the VICTORY!


Stay vigilant, stay in the word of God, keep putting on your Armor of God daily (suit up) – blow the shofar (the victory trumpet) and keep building, and doing what you have been called to do for the Lord and the Kingdom and the Glory is here in America!


God Bless our President, Donald J Trump for hearing the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all things pertaining to God’s plan in America and for the people!  God Bless Mr. Unanue for being a Kingdom Business and leading and standing strong by his faith in Jesus Christ! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Interestingly, even though the media and those who are in deception by the enemy denounced and criticized Mr. Unanue’s remarks on faith in God and praising our wonderful President – it did not hurt him or GOYA Foods at all – instead the company’s sales increased exponentially!  GOYA products are flying off the shelves!  My friends this is a representation of what God is doing with us, His church, His ecclesia!  The more they try to denounce us as Christians, the more blessed, PROSPEROUS and influential we are becoming in the Nation and across many Nations and in the MARKETPLACE!  Now is the time to launch your businesses, products, books, movies and whatever God has called you to produce and build!   Yahshua is with us and ALL OF HEAVEN IS CHEERING US ON!  WE HAVE THE VICTORY!

Here is the recipe: When you make this, make sure you do the ‘GO -YA” Cheer!

GOYA  (GO-YA) Chickpea Patties


1 Full Can GOYA Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)15.5 oz

1/4 Cup GOYA Pure Olive Oil For Frying and 1 Tbsp for pattie mixture

I /2 Cup Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs or substitute (1/2 Cup Crushed Saltine Crackers)

I small yellow onion – finely chopped

2 -3  large cloves of garlic – finely chopped

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (or less to your liking)

1 Tsp kosher salt

1 Tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp Dry Basil

1 Tbsp Dry Parsley

1 Tbsp Dry Oregano

1 Large Purple onion – thinly sliced for base of plate

Bunch Fresh Basil Leaves for Garnish

1 16 oz container of sour cream

2 Tbsp  Goya Adobo Spice Blend (any flavor you like – lemon pepper would fit well )

Chickpea Mixture:

Drain and rinse the GOYA chick peas, pour in mixing bowl and smash with fork until finely mashed.  Add two eggs, breadcrumbs, dry basil, dry oregano,  dry parsley, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Mix in finely chopped yellow onion and finely chopped garlic. Add tbsp of GOYA Olive Oil .  Mix together with clean hands until well combined and mixture will stick together in a ball form.  (For best results, cover bowl and chill mixture in fridge for an hour)

Sour Cream Topping:

Mix together 1 container of sour cream with 2 tbsps of  Goya Adobo All Purpose Dry Spice Blend (you can use any blend you like)  Cover and Let it set for an hour and chill in fridge for best results.


Heat large skillet on medium (I use cast iron) w 1/4 cup of  GOYA Pure Olive Oil for frying add as needed.

Fry up purple onions first in skillet until soft and slightly browned, remove from skillet and drain on paper towel.

In hot skillet, form chickpea pattie mixture unto small round flat patties that fit in the palm of your hand.  Fry in Goya Olive Oil approx 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown crust forms.  Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.

To Serve:

Add fried purple onions to the base of your serving plate.  Add patties on top of fried onions.  Add a dollop of sour cream mixture on each pattie and serve with fresh green basil leaves for garnish.

Enjoy!  I think Yahshua would like this dish!


Annamarie Strawhand

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Angelic Assistance Is Standing By For You!

Angelic Assistance Is Standing By For You!

I have to share with you what God has been revealing to me during my 21 Day Fast!  It’s been amazing because I began to get vivid prophetic dreams and visions on the first week of the Fast and I have been trying to keep up to share with you all.

The first dream was about those of us who are in Christ Jesus asking for and utilizing Angelic Assistance.  This is what I wrote from the dream when I woke up.

January 14 at 10:44 AM

Prophetic Dream. Angels are waiting for instruction to carry out what you need. They are here, with their tools, utilities to move at our instruction! They are getting frustrated that we are not asking them to assist in Jesus name. If we don’t utilize them they will move on. Ask God to send Angels for specific tasks in Jesus name, thank them for coming and ask them to stay and wait for instruction. Also send them to your family members. Make sure you take your seat of authority in Christ and begin to command your angels specifically what you want them to do, in Jesus name.


It is so important that we write down our dreams, especially during times of Fasting and Prayer. God will speak and show us what He is doing in your life and plans to do in your life through your dreams. This is INSTRUCTION for you to carry out faithfully.

The bible says in Hebrews 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall inherit salvation?”

This means Angels of the Lord.  Jesus had angels come to minister to him after he had just come off His time of fasting and prayer in the wilderness, and again when He was in the Garden.

Heirs of salvation are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and we are now seated with Christ in heaven next to the Father in a seat of authority in Christ Jesus, as a King and a Priest.  What do Kings do? They send out messengers, command decrees, command armies to go out and battle, have their servants carry out what is needed to keep the Kingdom running smoothly.

We who are now are of the Kingdom of God should be operating as such, and with the benefits that come from what Jesus did for us – we have access to angelic assistance.

Now let’s be clear, we don’t pray to angels.  The bible says in Psalm 91 that the Lord sends them to keep us in ALL our ways.  I love that. He sends them if we ask for any and all things we need help with.  So we ask the Father in Jesus name to assign angels to us to help us carry out specific tasks, in Jesus name. Then by faith we believe they are here and we give them commands in Jesus name.

Let me give you a testimony.  Last Saturday I was shipping out our Pongo The Rescue Horse books to our free recipients, plus other ministry items to box and ship.  We had a lot to ship out, pack and get addressed.  I asked my daughter Landry and her boyfriend Cory to help and I would pay them for their time from my ministry.  They both needed the extra money and want to help the ministry. We had a blessed time packing up the items as I prayed over and anoited each book, I was praying and they were packing. Plus teaching them as I went.  I told them I would pay them cash out of the ministry this week. I was excited to sow a seed into each of them so they can help on more ministry projects.  So Monday comes and I had the money for them in my paypal account, just as I was to go out to the ATM to get the $55 cash (I was paying them $25 each) an automatic billing for my website hosting hit the account!  I was like Oh no I don’t have enough money now!  I was not sure when my account would be replenished with a donation or offering to be able to pay them.

So I remembered about the angelic help.  I knew the Lord had assigned angels to my ministry. I have actually seen four of them around me, especially when I am broadcasting.  (some of you have seen them fluttering around my shoulders on the broadcast)…. So I thought, well they are here to assist me with my ministry needs.  Jesus had a “purse” holder or treasurer of His ministry that took care of their cash needs on the road. So I sat down, took my seat of authority in Christ and said, Father, In Jesus name I ask you to assign me an angel that handles the cash needs, a purse carrier  – treasurer angel to my ministry.  I thanked and praised the Father and reminded Him of His word in the Bible about angelic help.  Then a few minutes later, by faith, I thanked the purse holder/ treasurer angel for coming and joining my other ministry angels.  I then commanded in the name of Jesus for the Purse Angel to go and get $55 I needed and bring it to me to pay for this ministry project.  I told him I needed it promptly, and if it was already in the purse, give it to me by the next morning.

The next morning I awake and I see an email that Youtube had made an automatic deposit in my bank account.  Usually I have to wait over 30 days each month for the offerings from our wonderful listeners on YouTube to be available.  I was so surprised and it was more than I needed!

I knew the angels had faithfully carried out their task and were able to “pull strings” and get the YouTube deposit to come early!  I praised and worshipped God for the breakthrough!  I thanked the angels for their faithfulness to God and thanked Jesus for making this all possible through the authority He has given us!

I ran down to the bank and withdrew what I needed.  I put the $25 each into envelopes for Landry and Cory and prayed over each one.  I prayed and declared that they would both grow in Jesus Christ and that God would use them mightily for the Kingdom and His Glory.  I also prayed as this was a seed that would grow for them to continue to help our ministry.

What a precious moment that was! My heart was so full.  I have been praying and praying that my daughter would join me in ministry and God is making a way and also to bless her and a sweet friend.  The more I sat with them and prayed and packed books that day, the more they wanted to bless and help more, their hearts were being moved for what we were doing – getting these books to kids and teens who have been bullied and abused.  My daughter Landry even said that she would love to do speaking to kids and teens to encourage them and get the book out there about God’s love for them.

My friends, our God wants the work to begin, and he does not want us held back if we feel we have no help or money to do it!  He wants us to believe His word, and ask for help from His Kingdom!  This is the Angelic realm – it is very real.  I cannot say that I got verbal confirmation from the angels, I did this by faith – but I see the fruit!  They showed up and carried out this command that was asked of them in the name of King Jesus by me, an heir of salvation – a King and Priest through Jesus Christ.  We have this authority and it’s time to use it for the calling of God on your life!

I am going to continue to take God at His word and keep engaging the angels assigned to me for tasks. We are in the Kingdom age, a time of great awakening.  A time of acceleration in the earth. God wants us to accomplish what He has assigned us to do.  We have our advocate the Holy Spirit – who guides and directs us, and gives us instruction.  But we also have the Angels to carry out the tasks!  Not only that – they are waiting to do it! Eagerly!

I am so grateful for this revelation.  I want to encourage you!  I hope that you will seek the deeper things of the Kingdom and know all the benefits of being a Child of God.  We have not because we ask not!  We have to ASK.  God will do it and He will send whatever you need to carry out His plan for your life!


I am looking forward to seeing you on my Live broadcast! Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube Channel and are set to receive notifications when I go live.

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All of Heaven is Cheering You On and I Am Too!!  Let’s finish this race strong! Our Victory is in Jesus Christ!! whooo hooo!

Annamarie Strawhand – Your Faith and Victory Coach



Today I was looking at a picture of my family from several years back and a Bible verse pinned on my vision board and it brought to mind to me a time when God did a SUDDEN and major MOVE in my life. When God moves in your life He will move SUDDENLY. Even if you feel like you are not ready – or don’t understand. It’s one of those situations where you really have to TRUST Him. When we moved to Virginia from North Carolina ten years ago – the opportunity to move for me and my little family came suddenly. They were giving us my Hubby’s granny’s house and wanted us to move in right away. It did not make any sense to me. How would I work and keep my status in motorsports from Virginia Beach when everything I was connected to professionally was in Charlotte NC?? But my faith was not as strong back then as it was now. My husband wanted me to agree whole heartily before we would move. It really was a blessing – a free house! (He was always good like that) I was so doubtful, but I agreed half – heartedly. We moved to Virginia and moved quickly. I did not “get it” in my brain or even in my spirit what God was doing then – but I had a bible verse a friend had given me – it was Jeremiah 29:11. It was a “trust Me” verse from God. I knew what it said but was I ready to believe it? After the move I did not adjust well and was miserable because it was not where I logically thought I should be. I felt sorry for myself. BUT GOD. Ten years later look what the Lord has done! He has brought us closer to Him – strengthened my marriage – and brought out my gifts for coaching and teaching. In 2015 we as a family fully committed ourselves to Jesus and were baptized, joined a wonderful church, launched me into full time ministry – did many miracles in my husband and daughter! I am now a published author and working on my second book. Brought horses back into my life and restored my health. Grew my faith and taught me to trust Him no matter what. Yep – He moved suddenly for a great breakthrough for my life and family – but it took me a while because I couldn’t see it. BUT HE SAW IT. Looking back – I realized it was a lesson and testimony to share with you all. God sees the end from the beginning – He really does have great plans for you – to prosper you, to give you hope and a future – and His expected end – which is WAY BETTER than anything you ask or think. Now – I LOVE God’s Suddenly’s – I say YES LORD Bring it!! whoooo hooooo!!!

All of heaven is cheering you on and I am cheering you on too!

Love, Annamarie

God Will Build It!

God Will Build It!

What do you need to build? I have been believing God to build us a barn on our land for our daughter’s rescue horse @PongoPicasso to come home to live with us after he finishes his training at the training place.  It will be so wonderful to do story time here at Pongo’s own home barn when his children’s book, “Pongo The Rescue Horse – A Story Of Faith, Healing and Friendship is published!

I know God will provide this barn! Because His word says in Deuteronomy 6:10-11, “When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.”


Visualize everything you want to build with God’s name on it! Because He has already has the blueprints – Jesus is the architect and your Master Builder. It will come! Not only will He build it, He will BLESS it and prosper it!

Deuteronomy 28:8
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. Thank you Jesus!


Today I encourage you to get drawing, sketching, posting, pinning and decreeing these scriptures over the buildings that you are believing the word and promises of God over. Go and stand on the place where you are faithfully expecting God to build it! Claim the land for the purposes of God and thank Jesus in advance for the building – start now – speak and decree as it is already here! It’s waiting for you to say YES LORD!! Let’s build it!! Whooo HOOO!! – Annamarie


Angels By The Creek – God will never leave you stuck

Angels By The Creek – God will never leave you stuck

When I was a little girl, there was a creek behind my house.  It was in a field of tall grass, nestled on the edge of an abandoned old apple orchard. Clumps wild blackberry bushes gave me little scratches all over my arms as I walked by grabbing a ripe berry here and there.  Most of the time we played back there with other neighborhood kids in the apple orchard making forts and exploring old barns.  But my favorite time was when I could go back to “my creek” alone and sit there singing songs to myself and laying on the soft flattened field grass looking up at the sky.  Once and awhile I would see a red winged black bird land on one of the tall reeds or cat-tails along the creek. I would add something in my song about that bird.  I used to just wonder about God and what my life would be like someday as I lay beside that creek.  I was about 10 years old – back then kids could just go play in fields and apple orchards and just worry about being home for dinner.

All the time I spent there by my creek talking and singing to myself I was talking to God.  I had been through some very sad times – losing my dad a few years before that.  I was trying to understand why sad things happened and I needed to be by myself, because I thought nobody understood how I was feeling – I was trying to understand it myself.   But I never really felt alone by the creek.  I felt the presence of God there.  

One day in the spring it was very wet and muddy back in the field,  I had on my old fleece lined winter boots made of cheap plastic leather with a chunky wedge heel – with my corduroy pants tucked in.  There had been a lot of rain and sleet and my creek was a bit wider and had overflowed into muddy pools up further in the field.  I wanted to explore more and walked along my creek.  Soon I came upon an area that looked like it was a clearing with no grass and just a shallow small pond.  I saw some flat ice chunks with lacy edges that I wanted to grab and stepped a few steps into the muddy edge of the small pond to grab the ice.  Suddenly my boots sunk deep into the mud. I tried to pull my feet up but it just pulled my boots in deeper. I kept sinking further into the mud – all the way up to my knees.  I started to get scared and I was too far away from my house to call for help.  I could not move.  I said out loud: “Who will come and help me I am stuck!” I kept trying to wiggle out of my boots, nothing was working.  

I started to feel panic and fear.  I could not move.  Suddenly – in an instant – something pulled me up and backwards out of my boots and set me flat on my back on the grassy ground.  Next thing I knew I was looking at my stocking feet and a few yards in front of me were my empty boots still stuck in the mud.  I had on an old red quilted winter coat and a hat with a puff ball on top, I remember laying back on the grass trying to figure out what just happened to me.  I felt the presence of an angel. I was just laying there feeling so peaceful and thankful for several minutes.

 I knew that the angel had just saved me.  Then the 10 year old kid mind kicked in.  What about my boots, what will my mom say when I walk back to the house in my socks? I knew the grass was very wet and cold too.   I went to stand up and try to figure out what I was going to tell my mom. I looked over at my boots again, and there was one of them out of the mud, lying on its side, close enough for me to grab.  I could not understand how that happened, I had just seen them in the mud! Even more strange was the boot was unzipped! I do not remember trying to unzip my boot in the mud. Still lying across the edge on the grass, I reached and grabbed the one loose boot.  I put it on my foot and decided the smart thing to do would be leave the other boot there.  My mind was still trying to figure out what just happened.

 I knew it was my guardian angel.  He had helped me and pulled me out of that mud and even got my boot out!  I walked back to the house and threw the one boot in the trash can and told my mom I lost the other boot in the mud.  I kept what happened to me with the angel saving me a secret for many years until right now as I tell this story.  A week or so later I returned to the spot of my lost boot and it was now under water, no longer to be seen.  I went down to my favorite spot along my creek, the weather was warmer and I sat next to a small waterfall where the creek dropped down only about two feet.  I layed down on the dried flat winter grass with new green spring grass peeking up between.  There were two willow bushes on the other side of the creek. As I layed there looking up at the sky, singing my made up songs with my old red quilted winter coat unbuttoned and spread like a little blanket under me I closed my eyes and thought about my angel.  I said,  “I am glad you are with me.”  I layed there and watched the red winged blackbirds land on the tall reeds and I wondered what God had for me in my life – I knew now it must be really big because He had His angel save me.  

He WAS hearing me talk to Him! That was the day that I knew God wanted to do something big in my life – and I knew in my spirit that He would never ever leave me stuck.  Now when I see a stream, or a red winged blackbird it brings me back to that time – when God was there for a 10 year old girl who was just trying to understand her own sadness.  Along that creek, God was my friend.  He is still my friend and He listens to me, His angels are all around me, I am never alone and He will pull me out of every muddy situation and set me up on dry ground, He is just waiting for me to call on Him.  While searching for answers of to why my earthly father was gone, I found my Heavenly Father. Thank you Father God, I love You,  You are my “creek”  of living water that keeps me close to you all the time. Thank you for taking such good care of me, hearing my calls for help and sending your angels to keep me safe  – Love, Your Daughter Annamarie