I was honored to be asked to write my story for our church, but I must say a bit aprehensive. Because overall a bit of my story is sad -true- but if that is all that is seen 95% of the joy has been missed. By the young age of 22 I had given birth to two children, one who was born with an abnormality called Hydroencephalitis and needed a high level of support and the other who had passed away at birth. My daughters needs and my sons’s death brought me to my knees, I floundered for awhile in and out of permanant housing until I finally ended up in NC. I struggled with the question “where is God when my children and I needed him most?’ That was until I ended up at this church, and the healing process began. I remember hearing a song lyric “it may be unfulfilled, it may be unrestored, but anything that’s shattered thats laid before the Lord will not be unredeemed”. It was that promise that changed my prayers. I told Jesus “here is the hurt and disillusion, now you redeem it”. And he did, in ways I couldnt even begin to explain. It was then that I began my ministry, my own special way of filtering my blessings to those who need them the most.
My ministries purpose is to work with people who are experiencing homelessness on a spiritual level while providing for their physical needs such as food, clothing and friendship. I have a passion to serve and bless the local communities around us. I work to effect and engage with the differing communities that they are located in, while we also pull together to engage with our city’s social issues and with those who perhaps may need extra support, such as the disabled and the people who are experiencing homelessness.