From a childhood of abuse came loneliness, fears, and torments in my life. Then, after going through a nervous breakdown, an abusive marriage, and a desire to no longer live, one day, miraculously, it all began to change.
Listening to my testimony, you, too, will come to realize that not only did God protect me, but God himself is now using my yesterdays for his glory. God saved me to be here for each one of you. The spark of life that seemed to no longer be within me was still present and burns brighter than ever today. Never did I imagine after raising a family that God would so powerfully come into my life. It all began in 1993, when he led me to Yugoslavia on a pilgrimage, and then in 2003 to Bible college along with my husband.
After we graduated we were ordained as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God had already let us know that we were to be founders of Message of the Cross Ministries, which today gives me more joy than I had ever hoped for in this life. Just as my earlier life began as a mighty disaster, this new life in and through Jesus Christ has just the opposite effect and meaning! Traveling is one of my desires, and I patiently wait to see yet more of God's creation and beauty for all of us. Without Jesus Christ I am weak; with him I am strong. He is my all.
©2016 Joan Bellrichard (P)2016 Joan Bellrichard