The Birth Of Aspiring Ministries
In the summer of 1996, I lost my sister, Ramona, to Lupus. I went to God with a desire to talk to him face to face. I had so many unanswered questions in my mind. I reminded the Lord that my oldest sister, Dannice, had just died in December 1994 and we hadn't fully gotten over her death and now we were mourning another sister. God told me, "All things work together for my good" (Romans 8:28). I said to the Lord, "God, I love you and and I know you; I'm just going to trust you!". That same year, we went with the church to North Carolina and in my hotel room, God spoke to me the word, "exhortation". It means to encourage, to exhort and to warn. I said, "God what do you mean? What are you saying to me?" He told me, "It is time for you to work in my vineyard." I remember it like it was yesterday. I told God, "I'm not one of the chosen ones and I don't believe I will go far." God took me to his word and said that promotion came from him (Psalms 75:6). He let me know in Hebrews 13:5b, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" and in Hebrews 13:6, "So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me". From the summer of 1996 until the summer of 2000, I suffered much persecution. I still don't understand it all, but I'm convinced it was for my good. In my suffering, Aspiring Ministries was birthed in my spirit. We started a radio broadcast in September 2000 on KXEN 1010 AM. We believe that God is now leading us into an outreach ministry for battered women. God showed me a place of rest for hurting women and their children. I know how it feels to be abused and not know how to get out or not have anywhere to go. My heart is sensitive to hurting women and children. I'm believing God for a Safe Haven for these ladies and their children where they can feel love, peace, and, most of all, safe from hurt and harm.