June 5, 1927-January 29, 2007
On June 5, 1927, a beautiful spirit entered this world by the name of Mildred Lee. Born in the Ozarks of Arkansas, she grew up in an age when the entire family helped with the family livelihood. She was the 5th of 7 children born to William Beaden & Fannie Mae (Nickless) Eslick. From the beginning, she was always the protector. Her brother described her as the “Mother Hen.” Family was always first and foremost.
When she was 16, her family moved to California. She was always a hard worker. During WWII, she helped build airplanes as a “Rosie the Riveter. It was at this time she met a good looking marine by the name of David Edmund Garner. They were united in marriage on June 11, 1944 in San Diego.
Mildred Eslick Garner grew up in an age when the entire family helped with the family livelihood. She didn’t receive the formal education she desired, yet her love for books was apparent even at a very young age. She determined to educate herself and fulfill her dream to write.
Mildred received her savior into her heart and life on November 14, 1954. From that day forward, her life took on new meaning. Her mission was to spread the word of the Lord and with every fiber of her being, she did just that. She was an ordained minister and one of the founders of General Assembly of the Firstborn in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. She always loved poetry and had written and published a book “Windows of the Soul.” She was a member of numerous poetry societies and won many awards.
In late 1953, she entered the hospital at Tulare, California with a lung problem. In early 1954 the doctors told her she had to live in the TB sanitarium the rest of her life. Her concern for her four little girls caused her heart to reach toward the Lord for help. Her prayer was answered when her husband gained her release from the hospital and the family moved near his folks in Mesa, Arizona. Mildred was still very sick and weak. A precious Baptist lady encouraged her to attend church with her. On November 14th of that year she received her Savior into her heart and life.
Those were the days of the big tent healing revivals. Many ministers came with their tent services to the Phoenix area. Mildred kept asking the Lord to take care of her children after she was gone. One day the Lord spoke a word into her mind; He asked her how He could take care of her children if He couldn’t take care of her. This gave her much to think about. And in the spring of 1955 she received her complete healing. In October of that same year, she was filled with the Holy Spirit.
From that day forward, Mildred’s life took on new meaning. Her spirit soared toward the Heavens and her heart lifted in praise for her God. The following year the Lord blessed them with twin boys, now she had her little ministers.
Mildred had so much to say, but she felt people would not accept a woman minister so she turned to writing and let her pen fill the pages with all the wonders of her Creator. She anxiously waited for her two ministers to grow up and preach the word of the Lord. She soon found the call of Yahweh (God) is without repentance and she finally gave sway to the burning message that was bursting to be released-Yahweh is alive and he loves you!
Those two little ministers are now big grown-up ministers, and sure enough they are proclaiming the wonders of Yahweh’s saving grace and delivering power. And what about Mildred? The messages and the poems on this Website will give you a hint about where her days were spent.
On January 29, 2007 Mildred Garner was taken to be with the Father.
Mildred Lee Eslick Garner’s life cannot possibly be put into a few simple words, but you only had to be around her for a little while for her to have a huge impact on yours. She once said her goal was to follow this passage from Proverbs 31.
Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband does safely trust in her,
So that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
And she shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom;
And in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looks well to the ways of her household,
And eats not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.
Many daughters have done virtuously,
But you excelled them all.
We all miss her greatly.