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I write this with a heart full of excitement, trust, and full disclosure. I have never thought I would work in the ministry like my Papa. I can’t believe my life has weaved its’ way and now here we are. I feel like I am following in his foot steps and I feel like I’ve had this calling my whole life and I’m starting to really understand it. It’s crazy. There’s a lot that led up to this moment and we will definitely get to those stories, they are whoppers. But I want to be in the here and now before I start to drift into derealization.

I received an e-mail through P31 the other day asking me to submit a written assignment to them. I’ve already started to be mentored behind the scenes to become a study group leader and it seems that I’ve been blessed in the opportunity to try. So, I want to share what I wrote, because what is a writer if they don’t back their work? This piggy-backs off of the verse, Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”

“We’ve all had a time in our lives where we wonder if God’s word holds truth. My hardships are hard but my blessings are many. How could his words not reign true? The truth will always outweigh the fear and God is our shield, sweet sisters. Let us hold our shields up high and proclaim, “Lord Almighty is my refuge and I will protect myself in your truths!” What are some things you are holding your shield out in protection today and how can God’s words of wisdom hold truth in your hearts?” -Jason

It was exactly 1:16 a.m. on 2/26/20 that Jason came to me with these beautiful words and it made me feel like, this is it. I heard back from the recruiter today and I’ve got a meeting with her on Monday morning to take the next steps and let my mentoring continue through a lovable lady, Victoria. She has been a true blessing and made me realize, I want to do this. I want to impact people with the truth. I want to be a warrior of the Lord and I want to do whatever I can to help redirect women and men a like, back to the word. God is the final judgement call. So who am I to judge, right? Let’s be honest here, no body is above or beneath any one.

I guess I’m not here to preach (ba dum tiss) but I am very fond of expressing my opinions. I’m excited to see what the next step my life will take and who I’ll let come along on my journey. We have to stay safe. -Bets

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