Mary in Arizona *****
The reason I am interested in being a minister is that I wanted an opportunity to be of service and give back to other women what I learned from my own experiences, along with the strength and hope I've found. I was five years old when my parents divorced. I was seven when I was sexually abused by a family member. I was eleven when my dad was sentenced to an eight year prison term. I was a preteen when I playfully experimented with a demonic board game. I was 13 when I became sexually active. I was 14 when I was pregnant and became a mom one month before my 15th birthday. I was 16 years old when I moved out and became, by worldly standards, independent. Shortly thereafter, I started drinking which progressed to smoking marijuana and later crystal meth. By 17, I had had two back-to-back abortions and became pregnant, again, this time giving birth to my daughter. By 18 years old, I was mom to a three & half year old and a newborn.
To be a model and an example that these principles do work, that we can trust Jesus and become His Bride and have a relationship with Him like never before -- that His plan is to prosper us and NOT HARM US. I can't keep any of this peace if I don't keep giving it away to other women who are hurting.
Teresa in Florida *****
This ministry means the world to me. It has taught me so much more of the true meaning of scripture and of God's word than I have learned from any church I've been involved in all put together.
Tonia in Texas *****
Coming from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints the lessons and teachings of RMIOU has helped me to learn more about being a godly woman with a gentle and quiet spirit. I am an educator at heart, I love teaching so RMIOU was a perfect fit. During this season of my life, God has removed a lot of people, but He has Placed People in my life that are experiencing difficulties in their lives, and by the Grace of God, I have been able to encourage others and give them hope. Praise God.
Vicki in North Carolina *****
I cannot describe what RMI has meant to me other than saying Essential. Once I found the site, I began to change. I am no where near who I want to be, but the changes that finding your site began are great. I believe that the Lord will restore my marriage in His own time, but I am OK if that never happens. I still have bad days where I am hurt by things that my husbands says or does, but I know that the one thing I can never live without again is my relationship with the Lord. I want to both continue my studies and be in a better position to help other women. I would like to be able to give back some of the hope, love and encouragement that has helped me. I let go of and no longer attend my church; I am being spiritually fed here in order to rescue and serve my community once trained.
Jeanette in Colorado *****
RMI/Encouraging Woman has changed my life and is still changing me day to day. I am so grateful for this. Before I could not see my sins, could only see my husband's. I was so contentious and rebellious. Now I see all of this and can't believe how horrible I was. The Lord is now my husband and what ever His will, I accept and embrace it. I want to help others not make the same mistakes I have, maybe even before they enter in crisis (this is something that has been in my heart for a while now).
THERE ARE MANY MORE REVIEWS THAT COME IN DAILY, BUT IT'S NOT THE REASON TO SIGN UP. IS GOD IS CALLING YOU? LISTEN AND ANSWER HIM.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
“Then the LORD answered me and said, ‘Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that he one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, WAIT for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.’”
Jillian in Ohio *****
The reason I want to be a minister is because I empathize with women in crisis and want to show them love.
Tiffany in Canada *****
RMIOU has been like family and friends I have yet to meet face-to-face. Yet I feel so happy because of all the information available and that I have been pointed in the right direction; back to God and His truths. My hope is to rescue and serve my community once trained as a minister.
Yasmine in Colorado *****
Why do I love being part of RMIOU? Because there is no doctrine that tickles my ears giving me warm fuzzies. Here I am fed sound doctrine grounded in the Word. The bible says His truth reveals the nature of a man's heart. That is what I need. Before coming here I'd been given un-biblical advice by every Christian and pastor. And even scarier doctrine found in most churches is masquerading as the word of God. The irony is that IN church I felt so alone. I would reach out to churches, pastors, elders, their wives, when I lived in many different states. To say that I was received like a cockroach found in the pudding was an understatement. I hesitated applying to your courses at first, I was very apprehensive, because I believed I was too wicked. But I was welcomed with open arms and have since changed, finding peace.
Heila in South Africa *****
I am so grateful God called me to spread the good news and what He is doing in my life.. to everyone who is willing to listen. I would like other woman to know that although they came to this site seeking restoration, seeking Him must be first and foremost on their list. I want every woman to experience the love of Jesus and the Holy Spirit that is flowing through me. The more I write about Him, the more I want to say. He is just so wonderful and it is my heart's desire for every person on earth to experience this complete love and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding. To be honest, I am so enjoying the time that I get to spend with Him due to this crisis that happened. If I am called to fast I do not have to explain it. I can enter my prayer closet at any time and I can talk to God out loud all the time. God is all I want at this point of time in my life. I cannot get enough of Him and although I do not know what He has planned for my life, I do not worry about it because as long as I have Him, nothing else matters. He has the abundant life planned for me and I feel I am already living that life with the time I get to spend with Him and the time I have to renew my mind. It is absolutely wonderful to be able to run to Him with everything and just relax and know that my life are in the best hands ever!!!!! To know that He loves me more than I can ever fathom and more than any person will ever love me is just so... I do not have words. The feeling I have inside of me cannot be expressed in words. In all my life I have never experienced so much love than I do now. It is also so freeing to know that God has control over everything that happens in my life. The good and the bad. The bad is there for a reason and will be revealed to me in His time. So I can thank Him for all that has happened in my life up until now because all of it caused me to get to a point where He is first in my life. How can I then still have regrets when I know that He has my best interest at heart. I love Him so so much.
“Enlarge the place of your tent; stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations and will resettle the desolate cities.'"
“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, yes, wait on the Lord.”