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I am thankful for ministry
Mom just saying,
I’ve always loved writing, even when I was a kid. I have so many dreams when it comes to writing, just saying started in 2016 when we went through really tuff times. It helped me a lot, you know to get rid of my own emotions and thoughts. Through this I found that each time I wrote about something emotional and difficult, God was always the one pulling me through and so Just Saying became a platform where I could speak freely about God and all the mirecles in my life, no matter how difficult a situation, God is always there.
Through this I started getting followers, people that I don’t even know and found that even though it’s just a “blog”, my words became an encouragement to people at different times of their lives. I love this and it brings me great joy. I love being open to the plans that God has for me. I took the first step, not knowing where it was going but He took me and continues to take me to far more than what I could ever have imagined.
Nearly three years ago, January 2015 I started something that would bowl me over in just three short years. Every Sunday I gathered a couple of kids (5) at my house and gave them a Sunday school lesson. It quickly grew from five to eight and then before I knew it, it was the end of the year and we had our first concert with twelve kids. I wasn’t sure what God had planned, I mean this was just supposed to be for fun with only a few kids.
In 2016 I decided to continue and in this year I moved from my own living room to an empty house. We ended that year with a total of twenty four kids and I even got an assistent that year, it was growing. God had a plan, and I was obedient.
Yesterday, we celebrated 2017, it was our concert and our prize giving. It was amazing to see all the kids dance. God has blessed this special group with thirty two kids this year, and my jaw is on the ground. I am in awe. How He has chosen me to teach His children about Him. I love it. We don’t have a lot of “originals” left, five or six, the other kids started going to church or moved away, but this journey will continue in 2018 and I can’t wait to see what God has planned for us!
I got word from God last year that He wants to gather the woman in Welkom. Once God places something on my heart, well then I’m pretty much sold. I got two amazing woman of God and told them what God had planned. They were immediately all for it, and we started planning our first woman’s conference. It was stunning. It was yesterday, one year ago, and although after that day I said never again, we had another Fearless conference in August 2017.
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s so out my own comfort zone to speak in front of adults, I love the kids but adults, well it’s a different ball game. Hosting and speaking at a conference is no joke, but God has pulled me through twice now. I am emotionally and spiritually exhausted for weeks after the conference, it’s hard to explain. It’s like a content exhaustion.
I don’t know what God’s plans are for 2018, when I think Fearless I kind of want to run, but if it is His will then it will be done again.
The love and passion for God,
I am so far from perfect, I’m a mom with four kids, running around like a chicken without a head, yes screaming, shouting and fighting, always trying to swim in the deep end, but God has taken my hand and it’s through His power and mercy that I am still standing. He carries me every single day, He forgives me every single day, He loves me every single day.
What’s my greatest fear? I don’t ever want to miss out on ANYTHING God has planned for me. I have one life, one chance and I know He has awesome plans for me, I want to live a life looking back one day and say with a content heart, I never said no to God and I lived life to the full accoring to His plans for me.