Arise Daughter officially turns one year old today and I just couldn't let this milestone birthday pass by without a few 'shout outs!'
First and foremost, to our Heavenly Father for ever so gently sending Holy spirit to nudge me out of my comfort zone, seek healing for my abortion and then constantly helping me with this ministry. The vision You provide sustains me beyond my wildest dreams!
Next, I'd like to say a hearty "Thank you" to Healing Grace and Debbie Hamby and her team for taking my call and setting me on my freedom journey. You were my safety net and the genesis for Arise Daughter.
My Sisters at Divinely Driven Ministry have stood beside me from the very beginning to help mentor my entrance into the ministry of helping women and I will always be grateful for their friendship, prayers, financial support, you name it! I love them to life!
To every relative and friend who heard my story and did not condemn me, I say, thank you. To those who did and may still do, I send you nothing but peace and God's blessings.
To Lisa Rowe and Support After Abortion for nurturing the small seed planted and for helping me to grow by making "Big Asks," I can't say enough "Thank you's."
For Roxanne and the gift of her logo art and unconditional love, for Alex and her tough mentoring and enthusiasm for what Arise Daughter can be, for Freda, Christina, Arlene, Erika and Kay and all the gifts, love and support you bring to the AD team, there just aren't enough words to express my gratitude.
To each and every guest speaker, mentor and friend who graced us with your Zoom presence either at a 'Refresh' meeting, an Arise Artists gathering or on our YouTube channel and left indelible marks on our hearts (John H., Terri B., Danielle T., Carolyn K., Jeannie P., Angela F., Wendy G., The Bass family, Jasmine D., Sandra G. ), we salute you!
To John Hoover and the entire cast of the groundbreaking play, "Viable", thank you for letting me "fan-girl" at your live performances, participate in the development of "Act Two: the Healing Experience" and for bringing me into the family. #TeamViable. Always!
To Carolyn Klair and Terri Baxter for making ministry altering decisions to invite AD to our first conferences-in a pandemic year mind you-, we love you.
So, as you can tell I cannot express it all on the written screen. I will let this picture book do the talking.
May God bless, hold, and keep each of you in the coming year as we continue to partner to help women and men Heal, Train and Serve the Kingdom of God!
Much Love, Sylvia