With Humble Thanks
First and foremost, Jesus, You have known me my whole life, though for 24 years I didn’t know you. I shudder to think at all you watched me do and the poor choices I made; some over and over again. Yet when I called Your Name, you were already standing at the door of my heart ready, willing and more than able to forgive me and come into my life as Lord and Savior.
The transforming power of Your love and forgiveness is evident in my life every single day! There are more who know me now, than knew me then. Those who know me now can’t imagine me ever being so lost and those who knew me then have probably forgotten; but I have not.
Thank You Jesus for saving me from a life that was going nowhere and making no difference in this world, to a woman who will live the rest of her days proclaiming the greatness of her God!
I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He. – Deuteronomy 32:3-4
Miss Shirley, thank you for seeing in me what I was blind to see and wouldn’t dare to believe. If not for your obedience to God, which had to require a huge leap of faith, I would not have this ministry.
I am forever grateful for you teaching me the Word of God, for correction and admonishing me when necessary and for loving me the way you do. You are the greatest mentor a young girl and now a grown woman could hope for. I love you!
To my Pastors that have shepherded me into who I am today and who send me out under their protection and covering. Your wisdom, knowledge and guidance are priceless and no other training could have prepared me better for this ministry.
Pastor GL Johnson, I miss you so much my heart hurts! I can only imagine what it was like when you entered God’s presence and was surrounded by His glory. I will never forget you; I can still hear your voice and picture your face lighting up whenever you would see me. Your contagious love for Jesus and your legacy live on in me…