I am very privileged to have grown up in a Christian home with loving but strict parents, a grandfather that was a minister and an entire family that was very involved in the church. However, this privilege could not protect me from sexual trauma. As a child I was sexually abused by a relative. This relative was very close to my parents and supposedly a Christian. Therefore, when things began to happen with this relative, I had no clue how to handle it and felt no one would believe me due to his standing in the church. For years I tried to avoid him and keep this ugly secret. I was married at the age of 18, and a couple of years later I finally told my parents about the occurrences. I later learned that several of my female cousins had experienced the same thing with the same relative. Oh, how I wish I had spoken up sooner, to spare my younger cousins that trauma and pain.
To this day I struggle to get past this event in my life. I have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. The oldest is a Registered Nurse, married with a little girl - my first grandchild. My youngest daughter is a finishing college and headed to law school ready to take on the world. My youngest daughter has also been a victim of sexual trauma through rape. My daughter and I have given all this to God, but as you know, the past and the enemy tries to rear his ugly head with unpleasant memories. It is only through the power of Christ that works in and through us that we are Conquerors. It is through my personal sexual trauma as well my daughters’ suffering that I have become so deeply passionate for helping hurting women and distraught families.
I have known about Concepts of Truth from a young age. I grew up in the church with Dail and Millie as our Junior Bible Quiz leaders and later our Children’s Church Leaders where my oldest daughter came to know Christ.
I am a stay at home mom, former mortgage banker, who needed structured involvement to keep me busy as I embarked on adjusting to the dreaded “Empty Nest.” One day as I was praying about God’s plan for me, I ask Him to please reveal his plan. Within moments of that prayer, out of nowhere, Millie called me and said, “I heard you may be looking for a job, would you be interested in helping us at Concepts of Truth?” Immediately I knew God had a hand in this. I have a real heart for people who are hurting, and I know what the power of prayer can do in one’s life. Therefore, I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Prayer Partner Coordinator for this amazing ministry.