In the early summer of 2012, I experienced one of the most challenging but spiritually renewing times of my life. I look back on it even now, and am in awe of how God showed forth His love for me. I’ve always known God to be a provider, but during this time of my life, He became MORE than just my provider. He was literally my mind regulator. He became my peace, my joy, my strength and my promise keeper.
In making a long story short, in 2012, I found myself having to give up my home and not knowing where I was going to live. I didn’t know how I was going to explain all that was going on to my daughter, nor what I was going to do. When I tell you that it was only by God’s grace that I could get up every morning, get my daughter to school and get to work, I am not exaggerating. During this time, God enabled me to still serve, still smile, and keep my mind in perfect peace. He kept assuring me that He was preparing a SAFE PLACE for me and my daughter. He even let me see colors of the home He was preparing for me. He let me see rooms.
In November of 2012, I received a call from Sis. Joyce (then Bonnor), informing me that I had been approved to enter the Treasure Wythe Inn! I am not sure who was more excited, me or her! Everything had been taken care of, and I mean everything. The only thing I had to do was get to the house and move our possessions in, which had been arranged for as well. Arrangements had even been made to have my daughter brought to the house from school!
When I entered the home, I immediately felt safe and at peace. I remember just walking through the home in tears, thanking God with each step (literally). I couldn’t believe it. Not only was the home beautiful, but was exactly what God had allowed me to see, down to the colors!
Me and my daughter were blessed to stay for a little more than one year. During this time, my daughter was blessed to have a mentor who loved on her, and loved on her some more. I was blessed to have a team of women who prayed with and for me, who showed me the love of Christ, and supported me through the transitions that were needed, to work through the traumas of what I’d experienced, and to heal both spiritually and relationally.
I experienced living out God’s Word and His Promises during my tenure at The Treasure Wythe Inn. During my stay, I experienced God restoring things that I’d lost in my valley experience. While there, I wanted for nothing, and I mean nothing! My daughter wanted for nothing. When
This brief testimony, to me, doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of what both me and my daughter were able to experience as residents of The Treasure Wythe Inn. We were blessed beyond measure to be afforded such an opportunity that truly transformed our lives spiritually and naturally. I am so eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father, as well as Bishop and Co-Pastor, for making it possible for me and my daughter to experience being a treasure, in a place where God, through them, could minister to every area of our lives.