I have had a burden to motivate believing women to become strong witnesses for the Lord, to find their voice and share the gospel and biblical truth in every day life for more than 20 years. We have the capacity to change the world by our influence and our gifts and I believe God expects us to use them.
A little about my background:
I am a former Bible Study Fellowship International Teaching Leader for the Antelope Valley class, and have served as a Group Leader in Southern California; in the Victorville area and the San Fernando Valley.
As a former Community Columnist and Editorial Assistant for the Los Angeles Daily News I wrote a weekly column highlighting community members whose achievements deserved recognition, and worked closely with the Editors on the City Desk. I also worked in the paper’s Library, filing stories for the archives and at times gave childrens’groups tours of the Newsroom and Facility.
My beginning in Women’s Ministries; started at “Every Woman’s Grace” at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, CA., where I taught an elective; “Image in the Mirror, Who am I Before Him.” During my membership there I was also involved in the Juvenile Hall Ministry. In addition, I spent time in a visitation ministry with young female inmates at the County Jail, fellowshipping and participating in craft activities. I also served as a Sunday School teacher in those years at several different age levels.
In Antelope Valley, CA. I was one of the coordinating members of Citizens for Excellence in Education, (A ministry geared toward the respect of Christian beliefs in the public school system).
I have also served my community as a volunteer Docent for the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, and as a Volunteer Public Relations Coordinator for Cal State University, Northridge, CA.
I am a trained and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, for which I also volunteered 400 hours at an alcohol rehabilitation center. I coordinated with the supervising Marriage and Family Counselor to develop a program geared to bringing the families of the residents into the facility to help heal relationships.
I found Yeshua in my early 20’s through much heart-ache and a life full of turmoil. I was stubborn, obstinate, prideful and ready to give up on my marriage for the 100th time it seemed. After unpleasant words and frustration which seemed to me to be relentless, I packed a bag and stood at the door of my parent’s home, hoping for some relief and a solution to my sad story. Life was all about me back then and everyone else needed my help or they were just plain wrong. My attitudes and actions had worn the threads of our marriage to a frazzle.
As I lay in the quiet of their spare room on a hot August afternoon, I was drawn to a pocket testament my husband had received while in the Marine Corp. I had taken the small book during my frantic packing, throwing it in my bag as would a soldier with an extra round of bullets … just in case I needed it. I wasn’t new to the story of the Messiah or what He had done for me, since I was sent to a Catholic school as a child. At this stage in life my religion wasn’t working for me as I had hoped. When I read the New Testament — the parts about marriage in Ephesians and what Yeshua had done on my behalf by dying for my sinful ways — that old “story” I had heard a million times took on a whole new meaning that afternoon. I knew the problem was no longer those I had been accusing — it was me, my heart, my sin. I felt so exposed and at the same time so comforted; God had given me a way out of my self -inflicted misery if only I would agree I needed His blood to cleanse my heart.
I accepted by faith what was written in that little book … that Yeshua/Jesus had died for me. That was the best, most glorious day of my life. I immediately felt set free. We have been married 44 years and God has taken what was bitter and miserable and turned it into something sweet and priceless.
While attending a local Messianic congregation, I was challenged to research my heritage and found that I have Jewish roots. My mother, grandmother and both great grandmothers were Jewish, from Polish and Ukrainian decent. I have been walking with the Lord since 1974.
Pink Apron Regiment was inspired through much seeking of God’s will for my burden. My prayer in Hebrew: “Hineni,” it means, “Lord Send Me.”
“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!”” ~Isaiah 6:8
I pray something on this site will lead you to an everlasting relationship with the One true and living God.
Deut. 6:4 “Here oh Israel the Lord our God He is One God.”