The purpose of Joy and Hope Restored ministry is to reach those who have been living with hurt, rejection, and pain without realizing the impact it has had on their lives. So many of us are leading a life that is far below the abundant life that Jesus promised for us to have. We expect much less than we should, because we have allowed life's circumstances to change our view God's goodness.
This ministry was created to empower those to live out their God-given purpose. How? By walking you through emotional and spiritual healing and helping you to change your view of yourself and the plans God has for you. The devil's fundamental strategy since Adam and Eve is to attack the character of God (Gen.3:1-5). A distorted view of God cripples our spiritual life and makes it impossible to live in victory.
It’s time we take back what Jesus has purchased for us. We will provide individuals with the tools needed to walk in victory in all areas of their lives. Learning how to stand and believe that God’s promises are for you, begins the process of living in true freedom.
My vision for this ministry grows out of my personal life experiences. I endured a lot of trauma and loss in my life that contributed toward a distorted view of who God was. I lost my mom to suicide and my sister to cancer during my youth, which in turn led me into drugs and a life filled with depression, anger, and suicide attempts. I believed this was the life God had consigned me to and that I would always live in pain and be different from everyone else. A toxic and abusive relationship in my 20’s crippled me even more into believing lies of who God was and who He created me to be. I was angry at God because I felt like He was making an example of me, and I didn't understand why He chose this life for me.
My path to freedom began while attending Rhema Bible College. It was there that I first started to understand the love of God. My life changed dramatically. I came to believe that God's restoration power wasn't just for people in the Bible, but it was for me too. Through many years of healing by the renewing of my mind, I learned the true character of God. My eyes were opened also to how the devil operates and how he had decieved me. I chose to fight and take back the abundant life that Jesus died for me to have. God set me free from suicidal depression, drug addiction, and an abusive relationship that I was captive to. He also healed the emotional pain and grief that I experienced from the death of my sister and mother. God does heal the broken hearted, and I am an example of His tender kindness and care.
Now I’m compelled to help others live in true freedom and stand empowered by the truth of who God created them to be. I want to help them on their journey to healing and restoration through God's power and word.
I am currently based in So Cal and regularly attending Mariners Church where my ministry began.
We believe that the entire Bible is God’s Word.
We believe that the God of the Bible is the only true God, and that He exists in three Persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is both the eternal Son of God and true man in one Person forever.
We believe that Jesus came on a mission from heaven in order to save us from our sins . He accomplished our salvation by living a perfect life, dying in our place, and rising again from the dead.
We believe that Jesus is the only way to know God and be saved.
We believe that we must place our trust in Jesus alone to be saved and have eternal life.