Product Represents a Changed Life! That slogan for Heavenly Treasures applies
to me in so many ways and I am so thankful you have allowed me to serve God
through my career gifting to help the poor! God broke my heart to serve the poor.
At first I thought it meant just to help people in developing countries. As
Heavenly Treasures reaches its 14th anniversary, my eyes are being
opened to a whole area of ministry of sharing my testimony.
the past 6 months I have been praying about what God wants me to do. I met with
my spiritual director, Kathy Noling, and devoted myself to seeking God’s
direction. This is one of the ways God
spoke to me through HIS word:
"If you don't go all the way with me,
through thick and thin, you don't deserve me. If your first concern is to look
after yourself, you'll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself
and look to me, you'll find both yourself and me. We are intimately linked in
this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent
you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a
messenger of God is as good as being God's messenger. Accepting someone's help
is as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I've called you into,
but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best to start small. Give a cool cup of
water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or
receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won't lose out on a thing."
(Matthew 10:38, 40 MSG)
was scared about sharing my “love story” but I’ve been encouraged by my
spiritual director in developing my personal timeline. As I started to go back
in my life through all the various experiences, I felt a lot of pain and
memories I really did not want to revisit. Meeting God each day in the morning
and continuing through the process I have received healing in various ways. The
intense pain and struggles I have experienced have been replaced with peace and
reconciliation so that I am able to share about my changed life. God knows the reasons HE wants me to do this.
I said “YES” to God in my heart, I had invitations to share my story. Two
women’s retreats, APU Global Vision Week chapel speaker and the Identity
conference being held at Saddleback Church! Wow!
you “Pray with a Mission” for my time as I continue to develop the talks and
know what God wants me to share with each group?
God changes our lives we are called to share those experiences so others who
struggle and need healing by our heavenly Father can be freed from the pain
that is in each person’s life. Only a true relationship with Jesus Christ can
Lives is not only in developing countries but right here, around us every day! Thank
you for supporting Heavenly Treasures as we continue to develop economic
avenues for the poor; but most of all, for spiritual development for all those
we partner with in ministry and livelihood projects!
Changing lives together,