Because of you...a personal note.
This note is from my heart.
Because of your encouragement, your financial and prayer support, God ushered me to accomplish the following in 2019:
I shared God’s redemptive power in several interviews on radio and television programs. And what gratitude I have for comments like this one: “I happened to be flipping around on the television and saw your interview. You are beautiful and amazing to God's glory only and always. I was so blessed. Everything you said was pure, deep, and rich. You have allowed the Lord to crush you, and to use you for His glory. His beauty is seen in you. I needed the encouragement your life story taught. I tend not to listen too closely to women who have all the answers but haven’t been through anything. You've been through the deep waters and it has washed over my soul. Gail
2019 was also the year that many of my stories inspired readers of Crosswalk.com. Here are a few of the titles:
• Five Behaviors That Say Dump Her Now
• Five things you do that can spiral into divorce.
• Seven steps to being secure in who you are.
• Have Christians lost the courage to believe?
• Five ways to Stop Feeling Insecure as a Mom
• Seven Ways to Conquer Loneliness (a story that received 10k hits when it first posted)
(These and many more can be found here: crosswalk.com.)
In July, I visited Cuenca, Ecuador where I brought a message of God's unconditional love to disabled teens, their parents, and volunteers.
“I love God too,” a young girl with Down syndrome said struggling to utter each word, “because He loves me, too.”
From Cuenca I traveled to Quito to speak at a conference with 1,300 women. Here, I had the privilege to deliver a message of the power to redeem and restore found through Jesus.
That night, God touched the heart of 180 folks who chose to accept Christ and live with the assurance of life eternal. Among them was a woman who hugged me tight and said, I’m not sure why I came because I profess to be an atheist. But now I’m leaving changed, and I am now a Christ follower.
While still in Ecuador, I was interviewed on HCJB radio where I shared my story of victory in Christ. Listeners sent in questions from various countries around the world including Australia and Spain. One of them wrote: My life has already changed just by listening to the joy Janet has because of God.
Back home, I had the honor of serving God by addressing Christian events to lift folks from valleys of adversity to the light of hope in Christ. Indirectly, my presentations at corporate events also highlight God’s never-ending love.
Toward the end of 2019, I traveled to Tennessee to present a keynote presentation before producers, directors, actors, musicians and agents at the International Conference for Visual Media. As I stepped off the stage, an agent shared his intention to identify a screenplay writer with the hope of putting my story into a movie. If God allows this, imagine how many more we can reach with the Gospel!
My blog posts and newsletters still reach many of you. And I praise the Lord big time when you write me and tell me God has touched your heart through my writing.
One more bit of exciting news occurred when JC Empowerment went under the umbrella of Greeneway Church in Orlando, Florida.