Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read this blog. I am not quite sure what God has in mind for this ministry, but what I do know is that I am surrendering all to be used as His vessel, for His purposes.
The foundation for this ministry was birthed out of pain that I experienced myself as a woman. I was the little girl who did not have her daddy. I was the young girl that had a baby at nineteen years old. I was the woman who found herself involved in harmful relationships trying to fill the void where my dad's absence lingered. I am the woman, even in her mid-forties, still dealing with this rejection at multiple levels, in every phase of my life because I am still missing my dad.
But on the other end of the spectrum, God has bestowed FAVOR on my life. He opened up doors which enabled me to purchase my first home as a single parent. His hand was and still is on my son's life trying to raise him without a father, and even as an adult, keeping him in prayer and pleading the blood of Jesus on his life. God has made a way to where I am experiencing longevity working at the same company for 25 years. He has shown me what true love is in the form of my husband, Charles, who I am blessed to have married nine years ago.
Through it all, I have kept the FAITH. The road has not always been easy but I always knew that God has destined me for a greater purpose: this ministry. I have a voice. I have a story. I have a testimony and it needs to be heard. My prayer is that someone will find Jesus through my story, my voice, my testimony, my blog. I want every woman who encounters this ministry to be delivered, set free and restored back to the Kingdom of God, or come to know Him for the very first time, as being the best decision she ever made.
Now, He is pushing me to FOCUS on what is important. He is speaking to me through different people to push me towards His purpose. My husband always encourages me to stay in the Word and to stay prayed up as much as possible. My mother told me that she was glad I was going through what I was going through because one day, through this ministry, I may meet another "Yolanda" and I need to be prepared to minister to her. My good friend Lori shared with me that my purpose is bigger than my job. Another good friend, Theresa, shared with me that when trials come, stay focused on Jesus and to keep smiling and be happy to the point where my enemies will wonder about this joy that I have! God is consistently surrounding me with angels!
Just as I have experienced FAITH, FAVOR and FOCUS, which is the motto for this ministry, my prayer is that women will not continue to be held in bondage from their past. In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion" movie, Madea makes a statement: "It's not what they call you. It's what you answer to." Don't give in to how people see you now. The best is yet to come! God wants to do a new thing in your life. My prayer is that your life be transformed through this ministry. Take note of the foundational scripture of this ministry and apply this to your heart: 1 Peter 5:10 (NASB): "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you."
Forever Hoping for you,