I was only nine years old when I asked Jesus into my heart at a Christian Camp. My life was fairly good because my Mom loved me so much and always prayed over me. Later in life I married and had two children, but the marriage only lasted six years. I was left to raise two children alone. I did not have much money; so, I received help from the State.
I was only nine years old when I asked Jesus into my heart at a Christian Camp.
Many years passed. My children grew up and left home, but by now I had a drinking problem. I did remarry in 1980 to a wonderful man, but my drinking did not stop. I was invited to a Church in 1984, where I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. When I went to the alter I was transformed. I was delivered from drinking and smoking. A few months later, I was also healed of a severe female problem.
I tell people how I went from welfare and food stamps to managing two condos.
I attended Church regularly, started to tithe, and then went to Bible School. I now have a Christian husband, a nice home, and two rental units. I tell people how I went from welfare and food stamps to managing two condos. I have been healed many times by Jesus and am always amazed at the faithfulness of God. I am now 70 years old and continue to love and serve the Lord. I tell others of his saving grace, his healing power, deliverance from bondage, and his provision.
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We built the first church with great difficulty. We went back to the States and the board asked us to become mission staff with the Outreach Foundation. That was 25 years ago, just about, and we’ve gotten more involved with Kenya as days and years went on.
I am a chef by profession. I’m happy because I do what I love. Now I work at Villadise Tours and Safaris, where I meet so many different people coming from far. Being helpful is just a blessing to other people.
Then God started tugging on my heart. There was a church sermon series that was about taking your God-given dream off the shelf. I was like, “I don’t know what my dream is. God, if you have a dream for me you’re going to have to tell me what it is.”
We attended church but maintained a passive religious life. Our family had been going to church and proclaiming, “Jesus is our Savior and Lord,” with our mouths only. It seemed that my heart was gradually drifting away from God.
So, I just put my faith in Jesus. I trust him and it is my prayer that my children and the entire community will know Jesus because of my faith. Our salvation should not be only our own. We should encourage other people.
I’m no longer worried because I have come to learn that God’s timing is the best. You cannot hurry God. These days, all I do is wait, no matter what, I just wait. I know my time will come and that time is God’s time. So, I keep on waiting for God to do for me wonders.