In 2008, I attended a women’s conference where a young lady had been cutting herself to feel and to remind herself that somebody loved. She felt unloved, and forgotten… and she tried to commit suicide but failed. Through this experience Jesus became real to her. She heard Him tell her that, “she was not forgotten.” When I heard those words, something happened to my heart. I felt an overwhelming sense of purpose and calling. Jesus spoke to me and told me that I needed to be His voice to tell people that they are not forgotten. I asked Jesus why he chose me to be his voice and he reminded me of my past….
Growing up, I was the 7th of 8 children. My father was ill most of my childhood and I don’t remember much about him. I grew up in a poor family and most of the time forgotten. They did the best that they could under the circumstances, but I still felt lost.
After my father passed away when I was10 years old, we moved to America. My mother’s family was in America, living the American dream, so my aunt invited us to live with her. My siblings were scattered among relatives while my mother worked as a live-in maid. Eventually God blessed us to live together as family again.
Most of my early childhood, I grew up forgotten. At the age of 12, I started to attend a local church and that’s where I met people that would shape and mold me as a young girl. They would tell me how much Jesus loved me and how he had died for my sins. After attending sometime, I decided to accept Jesus and got baptized. I’ve had specific people speak life, destiny, and purpose into my life. I started to believe that I was special and had a calling on my life… so the journey began.
I knew what it was like to be forgotten, overwhelmed by life, and simply lost…
Then I was introduced to Jesus, and those who believed in Him took the time to speak into a little girl’s life, me. I was never the same again. I found purpose, a calling, and found a reason to live a life with no regrets. I believe that is why Jesus has asked me to be his voice, because I can relate; therefore I would be passionate about sharing that with people; they are “not forgotten.”