Arletia is the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher who died for the faith when he was gunned down in the streets for preaching the gospel in gang territory. 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 out of Beverly Hills, California and the field of media and entertainment (including the Playboy Television empire) into the Mohave desert to a city known as, “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. During a phone call with a prophet, he called her The Prophetic Scribe, a term that she had never heard before, 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 were blessed by the gift, which was the true purpose for the book. Young women were particularly drawn to the transparent poems of personal relationship with God.
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 studied under the leadership of Theresa Harvard-Johnson and received certification to teach The Scribal Anointing from the School of the Scribes. She served as West Coast Director of this organization from 2006-2010.
The vision hasn’t changed, but has evolved and been refined. God promised her a holy husband, 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. Together Arletia and Franklin Mayfield 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 ~