Mail Donations to: P.O. Box 151, Hampton GA 30228
Purpose of Funding: To help pay for mission living expenses, training, transportation, supplies and community activities.
Why Get Involved: My passion and desires are to serve, act as advocate, and care for the lost, hurting, and less fortunate. Your support would be of great assistance.
LORD I'M READY NOW...For many years (over 20) I have felt the calling on my life to lead others in worship through singing. In addition, I’ve had this passion for serving others through mission projects. However, over the last few years, it seems as if I've been standing still. This has weighed heavily on my heart. Somehow I have allowed obstacles AND excuses to detract me and almost immobilize me from moving ahead.
Every time I started in that direction, something would happen (birth, death, move, jobs, single parenting, etc.) to stop or delay me. Maybe God allowed these pit stops along the way, but yet I sensed I was not walking in the Calling God has placed on my life (to encourage & draw others to Him thru worship, singing, ministering and serving). As I began to pray about this, I became more aware that God desires more out of me.
A few months ago, as I was going through my usual motions of checking my emails, I ran across an ad that read join us on a music and mission journey. Excitement immediately begin to build because these were areas dear to my heart. After exploring quite a bit and praying even more, I was directed to a school within the YWAM (Youth With a Mission) organization called Music & Mission Discipleship Training School. I believe God provided an answer to my prayers.
I have been granted an opportunity to pursue my life’s passion and calling—Music & Missions. So, in September 2015, I will be leaving to attend this training school for 6 months. The focus will be on worship leading, music, different aspects of coordinating a service, discipleship, and serving in various communities and literally working in the mission field. Wherever God leads, I am willing to go.
When tragedy comes, I am reminded of how short LIFE can be and of God’s Faithfulness, and how He continues to renew mercies everyday towards us. In 2011, I lost my youngest sister to cancer. I immediately begin to beat myself up because of all the things I could have done with her that I didn’t. I was saddened to think I didn’t do enough for her while she was ill. I vowed to move ahead (and literally move) in an effort to allow God to use me for His Glory. So I “loaded up the truck and I moved to Beverly”, no really to Orlando—Hills, maybe, Movie stars, maybe, Swimming Pools, definitely! But still, somehow, I felt as if I was not making an impact for Him.
Then, last year (May 2014), I was hit with another devastating blow: my best friend of 35 years suddenly passed away. We had just finished a 2 month tour of Africa and France, ministering, singing and planning. We discussed these awesome plans of living life to the fullest, not knowing she would be called Home soon. I was taking notes from her. A few years back she had given away everything she owned (except a suitcase of clothing) and moved out of the Country to live a life of service. Then she died. Most of you don’t know what toll this took on me because I have a way of presenting a strong front. I guess with the unconscious desire to fill the voids, I took on more things (my daughter and her 2 children came to live with me). I agreed to help her by caring for her children while she attended school full-time. Again, putting my life on hold. This has been a struggle
Well, here I am again and more determined to do whatever it takes to see what God has in store for me. No more excuses!!! LORD I'M READY NOW!!!
SO, COME ALONG WITH ME ON THIS JOURNEY OF SERVICE. Your support and prayers are humbly desired.