Its’s Friday! Yeah!
Im really excited about this weekend. We are headed over to Charlotte, NC for ministry and I will be speaking to a women’s group on Sunday night.
I havn’t shared in detail yet what God has provided for me to be apart of, and still I am waiting to for a tad more information to upload here, but I will give a little:)
I have been on a tremendous journey of discovering my own personal hope for my future and it started back in 2007. I found myself in a place of despair and it was the toughest thing I have ever faced. I couldn’t pray my way out of it, I couldn’t talk about it, it was a very dark place and I felt like I was wrestling like Jacob did with God. I understand so perfectly now why Jacob limped out of that painful place. He had a new walk, and he would walk in a different way.
I turned that situation upside down and began interceding for other women who were hopeless. I figured if I was gonna be down in the mud, when I came out I was taking some with me.
A short year after, we got an invitation to New Life for Youth Outreach led by pastors Victor and Carmen Torres. I had no idea where we were, or the type of ministry this church had. Pastor Victor was one of the first people saved under Dave Wilkerson’s ministry, right along with Nikki Cruz. I found this out later. We came in, didn’t have time to speak to anyone, and held a worship service. After worship, Trent and I began praying for people. The Lord prompted me to pray for the ladies of the church. I remember like it was yesterday, how many were standing in the alter and the radiant look on their faces. God used me to speak over their lives prophetically. I remember saying God was going to transform them in such a way that the glow on their faces would remove any trace of their past. God was making them beautiful and they would have no more shame. It was very emotional and I knew something was happening but i didn’t know what. It was like God parted the heavens and His dazzling light appeared.
We went out to dinner that night with those precious pastors. Pastor Carmen, with tears in her eyes, asked me if I knew who I was speaking to when I spoke to those ladies. I said no ma’am. She then told me they all belonged to The Mercy Home the church established. Women they brought in from all sorts of pain, abuse, abandonment, you name it! This church cares for them, shelters them, feeds them, provides morning devotions, and transforms their lives. They invited me to the home the next morning to pray with the girls again and Im telling you, I got messed up there.
I wept. I sobbed. These women were so beautiful to me.
Fast forward to now.
We have made frequent visits over the past few years and two months ago, I got better aqainted with Rosalinda Rivera, the pastors daughter. She formally runs the Mercy House. There is so much to this story, but for now I will just say we connected in spirit and I have a wonderful opportunity to take this ministry with me when I go out. I am going to do my best to raise awareness and support for these homes. I am getting jewelry to present for donations and all the proceeds will go to help with their expenses. They have three homes and this is a heavy burden on the church, but God always provides!
This story will continue. I am waiting on Rosalinda to introduce herself here on my blog.
Please say a prayer for us all. God is doing huge things and as soon as I connected with Rosalinda, on the drive home I received a speaking engagement themed “Extraordinary Women”. Can you just say “GOD”!!
When you start taking care of the things on God’s heart, it will give you so much purpose!