I believe that the word of the Lord is instruction for His people. In the book of Proverbs, it says, “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity (KJV, 1:2-3). I believe the Word is telling us that He gives us instructions, the same as when parents give instructions to their children. They are teaching them that there is a better way just as taught.
On Wednesday, October 31, 2001, I remember going to church a activity with an attitude. As I listened to the lesson, I noticed I was feeling different. Until that point, I never realized what the Lord had actually done for me. As I sat in the youth group watching the teens listen to the message, I began to feel something that I never felt before. I knew I did not want to go to hell so I asked a friend of mine to lead me to Christ. I wanted to go to Heaven and spend the rest of my life with my Heavenly Father!
After October 31, I was more involved the word and in church. I helped out in the nursery, in Sunday school as well as in Vacation Bible School. When it was time for church camp, I was ready to see what God had in store for me as well as the children. From that time on, I came closer to the Lord and tried to push myself to serve Him. When I was little, I learned sign language in order to communicate with a family member who was hard of hearing. I also used it to interpret in church for those who were deaf. Since then, I have been using this God given talent to communicate with others.
My understandings of my ministry consist of music, children and education. As far as I can remember, I have always had an interest in music. I played in the high school marching band and played for a short time in the church. Also, I have taught in Sunday school, worked in the nursery, and worked with children in many other ways. My dream was to attend college and go into education. The more I attended classes; the more God revealed to me to prepare for something with music and children, this I felt was an excellent way to serve the Lord!
My husband and I became members of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church in March of 2016 with our five children Two (8), Mimi (6), Matty (4), Dana (3) and Livia (1). I love serving in the Children’s department with the many volunteers. I love to help out in any way I can in the music by either playing the piano or singing. I have my BA in Music Education from Ohio Christian University, my MA in Christian Counseling from Luther Rice University and finishing up my MA in Music Education from Liberty. My free time I love to hang out with other women fellow-shipping with them as well as helping them with organization skills my a small business that I do.