It’s All About Grace
Executive Director, Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center
Debbie Provencher serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, a ministry in North Jersey that provides compassionate help and hope to women, men and teens facing unexpected pregnancies and related challenges. She came to Lighthouse in 2006 with a background in public relations, and a heart for serving young adults in pregnancy-related crisis. It has been her privilege to partner with local churches, schools, and generous individuals to grow the center to three locations with medical services, and form creative collaborations that support under-resourced parents. Debbie and her husband, Fred, who serves as senior pastor of Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff, have four adult children. Ten years in youth ministry, and 20 years of parenting and providing premarital counseling, motivated them to create a student curriculum called Sex Matters. Offered free of charge to schools and youth groups, Sex Matters equips young adults to think proactively about life-altering choices and to build healthy, lasting relationships. Debbie and Fred both enjoy spending time with their adult kids, walking their dogs, and reading.
Debbie Provencher, Executive Director
Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center
Office: 2025 Hamburg Tpke-Suite L, Wayne NJ 07470
809 Main St, Hackensack & 75 Ellison St, Paterson
Mailing: PO Box 227, Hawthorne NJ 07507
http://www.FriendsofLighthousePRC.org / 973-238-9047 x10
Believing every life matters, Lighthouse PRC provides free, confidential services to lovingly guide & support women, men & teens facing unplanned pregnancies & related concerns toward life-enhancing choices.
Grow In The Lord
7.28.20 Allen & Elisabeth have been blessed to serve the Lord while based out of both Canada and the U.S.. Together, they team up to share pertinent teachings from God’s Word that are relevant to all believers today. While they share their Bible teachings through social media, they have gained a truly global audience. They have been able to expand even in areas that have been traditionally closed off to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their primary focus is on verse by verse Bible teachings, discipleship, evangelism and music ministry. They encourage people to heal from their wounds and to be open to be used by God to grow spiritually so that they can build up others. Feel free to follow them at Wield the Sword Ministry on youtube and Facebook.
A Changed life
Odogwu Deborah Angel is a blogger who writes about Christ-centered living and Love relationships. A member of and evangelical team who carries out outreach programs in villages. Her majotr life goal is catering to the needs of others and in service she finds her greatest fulfillment. She has an interest in reading, playing the piano and volunteering.
Seeking God, Finding Purpose
7.21.20 My name is Mario Liriano,I’m a husband, a father, a son, a brother and a Servant of Jesus Christ. I was born in Bonao, Dominican Republic on November 22, 1963. I’m the middle of three children to my parents Maria & Jose. Xiomara, my sister is the oldest and my brother Johnny is the youngest. Looking for a better financial future, my Dad travelled to New York, USA in the mid-1960s. In 1971, my dad was able to get all the necessary legal documentation for us (the rest of the family) to get our green cards and joined him in Brooklyn, NY. After living the first 6-1/2 years of my life in Bonao and in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, I found myself in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. I grew up Catholic, was Baptized as a baby and did my First Communion while living in Brooklyn. I never really bothered to study the Bible continually, or to pray consistently or to spend time alone with God. I lived a life to satisfy the society around me. I Cared way too much about what people thought about me and not nearly enough of what God thought about me.
God’s Extraordinary Grace
In 2002 I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation caused from a congenital heart problem. I have been treated with numerous medications all of which failed. During the 12 years I have been shocked about 30 times. The object of being shocked is to stop your heart and let it re-start on it’s own. My heart is stubborn and does not like to be shocked and I have to convert on my own with the help of my Heavenly Father. On Friday, January 10th of this year, I woke up at the usual time but I didn’t feel well. I was light headed and dizzy all day and very tired. When I got home from work the first thing my husband, Bob, asked me was “any a-fib?” I told him no because I knew that I would have felt my heart beat differently if it was indeed a-fib………To know more about Betty go to her website http://www.heartandhomeministries.com
Discover God’s Will For Your Life
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|Clarence Haynes is a husband and father originally from NYC but who now lives in a small New England town with his wife and two kids. He is a speaker, teacher, author and co-founder of The Bible Study Club. He got saved at 6 years old and has been walking with the Lord since then. He has spent more than 30 years serving the body of Christ in various capacities and has just released his first book The Pursuit of Purpose.|
The Words of God Come To Life
In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. In 2006, she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story.
God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. She believes that when women discover how much God loves them they will trust Him for their lives and become living epistles to His love through Christ.
Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists, where they served as area and state leaders for many years. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences.
They area the parents of three adult children and grandparents to five beautiful grandchildren, ages 9 – 22.
Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you always”.
COVID19 Survivor Story: A Journey Through Covid 19 With Jesus
Manal was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with COVID 19. Listen to the story of faith, obidience, prayer and trusting God through the storm. Manal had visions and miracles happen, she walks us through her experience and how God is faithful and true as people all over the world were praying for her and she believed. This is Manal’s story…. #ManalFaragalla #Jesus #COVID19 #prayer
When God Speaks We Listen
Harry is a native of Charlotte, N.C where he graduated from Tech High School in 1954. Shortly thereafter he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving in several stateside duty stations and on Okinawa.
He drove vacation tours across the US, Canada, and Mexico and took several groups on ocean cruises. Harry and his wife Joan moved their young family of four girls and one boy to Columbia in 1972 where Harry became involved in a sales career that lasted more than forty years. He traveled the Southeast serving the textile industry with specialty chemicals and equipment, became a small business owner serving the Columbia area, and retired as store manager of a regional furniture chain.
As an active member of North Trenholm Baptist Church, Harry in 1997, started a Nursing Home/Assisted Living ministry at National Health Care; bringing a weekly worship service to the residents who were unable to attend their home church. This ministry has now evolved into serving six facilities in Northeast Columbia. In 2015 Harry was named National Health Care Volunteer of the year. He is a published author, God Speaks We Listen, 2014.
Getting Healthy God’s Way
I am currently the nurse director of our rural oncology infusion center. I have been an RN since 1994, a God chosen career, after our youngest son was diagnosed with leukemia.
Professionally, I have worked in multiple areas, mainly ICU, ER, and supervising the floor, until my current position. I had started to get my master’s and become a APRN, when midstream I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Personally, I have done small mission trips in our church to Mexico and India. For a time, I went to youth weekend lockins with all my teens and served many years at these. I loved serving God along side of my children.
I am definitely a woman of faith and hope. It influences everything about my life. I see everything as a mission, and so it is not surprising that oncology and caring for people bring me great joy. I love serving others. Even the very career I landed on at age 31 was God lead, and a story in itself.
I am most of all, Gods daughter. But also, I am a wife of 40 years and mother (my next greatest mission) of 5 children, gramma to 14, nurse of 26 years. I have faced cancer as a mother of a child with leukemia, with hundreds of testimonies within that experience. I am also a breast cancer survivor of nearly 11 years, and here again because of God’s grace. And last year, we faced the loss of our son in law to esophageal cancer, at the age of 27.
I have believed in God since childhood, I really am blessed to not know life without Him. I made the decision to always be His at the age of 14. But it was later in my life and marriage where I had to learn the real meaning of grace and mercy in my life. I didn’t just face our son’s leukemia, while trying to raise 5 small children with an abundance of faith. God had to grow me. From there, I faced deep depression and wrestled with being in a painful world. Nearly 20 years later, as I faced my own cancer, I was a different person. And I knew that there was no where I could or would go without God. At one point, I was told my cancer had returned and that I was terminal. But that was not the end of the story for me. God had a different plan.Even as we lost our precious son in law to an awful diagnosis, I knew God was there and would not let it be for nothing.
How God Uses Our Gifts
My name is Sandra Lea, a name given to me by my Daddy who did the same for the other three sisters in my family.
Born in DeQueen, AR on April 23, I was the first child of my parents. I was born in the only hospital in town at 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon. My Grandpa just happened to be in the hospital at the same time I was born. Grandpa was the first to see me even before my Mother. The nurses must have loved him (I think he flirted with them) so they brought me to his room before taking me to Mother. Every time she told me that story many years later, she would get mad because she was suppose to be the first one to see me. After a few days we left the hospital in an ambulance that was part of a parade. Everyone celebrated my arrival!! ☺
My parents had known each other since they were three years old, graduated from high school together and married after WW II when Daddy returned from serving in the Navy. They struggled to make ends meet after World War II. Daddy had to work construction in another town in order provide for his young family. Later, Daddy would go to school and learn additional skills that would lead to higher salaries and a different lifestyle for us. **to see more of Sandra’s story http://sandrahardage.com/meet-sandra-hardage/
“How to Heal Your Marriage”
I was born and raised in a Christian home in rural central Illinois. After graduating college at the University of Illinois, I married my best friend who had been introduced to me on a blind date my freshman year at college. We moved to New York where we resided in the same house for 52 years and raised three sons. Our third son was born with Down Syndrome and is a blessing in our lives and the lives of all who know him. Our two older boys are married each with one son who are our delight!
To those who knew us, our marriage looked like the perfect relationship on the outside but we knew that it was not what a marriage should be. After our 35th anniversary we were separated. God was very present with us throughout this great challenge. After 31/2 years God restored our relationship, we renewed our marriage vows, and soon after that God gave us the opportunity to facilitate Great Marriages God’s Way Sunday school class at our church. Today, even thong we have moved, that class remains vibrant, ministering to couples and singles building marriages God’s Way!
We continue to serve the Lord today in our new church in Florida where God gave us the opportunity to establish a marriage/relationship class. Our passion is to help relationships become Godly relationships and to help people love themselves, God, and others on a deeper mature level.
During our married life I was able to be a stay at home mom. Besides raising and nurturing three boys, I enjoyed participating in all sports, especially golf, and doing crafts, especially decorative painting. Shortly after my husband and I separated I built a harp, just for fun… I thought. God had different plans. He opened many doors for me to take lessons, study harp therapy, and soon become a Hospital Certified Master Harp Therapist. I worked for 8 years at The Valley Hospital and 4 other hospitals in NJ playing for patients at the bedside.
After retiring to Florida I remain active in our church and stay busy with crafts, visiting friends, participating in BSF, riding my bike and pursuing my passion for golf. In all my activities my goal is to share the love of Christ.
May 26, 2020
Making An Impact Where You Are
Serve God. Love People. Impact Community.
Marva Hanks lives by the statement above to the best of her capabilities. This is her heart beat, passion, and what she considers as her proudest accomplishments of life.
Marva learned about Christ at an early age. She is thankful for the grace of God and is happy to boldly to serve Him where He leads her. He constantly reminds her of how present He is in every area of her life.
Marva, along with her husband, Merton Hanks, loves people to full capacity. They are quick to share their past experiences to help people learn from their own life lessons.
Marva uses her platform to impact the community that is around her. She has worked with different organizations to give back to her community. Some of the current organizations Marva is involved in are C. Vivian Stringer Standing Tall Foundation, Bridgeway Preparatory Academy, and DRA Lending. Her portion of her proceeds will go towards these organizations to further their mission.
Leading Women To Christ
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Mary’s walk with the Lord began almost 20 years ago after a friend’s persistent invitation to a home bible study. She faithfully seeks to serve the Kingdom of God by blessing others with compassion, love and encouragement. She sees the heart of a woman and nurtures their lives with the love of Christ.
She enjoys going to the beach, Christian concerts; especially Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave and Mercy Me; loves to sing; enjoys Pilates and crafts.
How God Answers Your Prayers
But God, is one of my most favorite statements I love to read in the Bible. It always indicates that God is going to do something absolutely spectacular, and I love spectacular move of God.
I count it all joy that the creator of you, me and the universe has called me into a redemptive, loving, and eternal relationship with Him.
In His sovereign love He has allowed me walk within several roles, and my most favorite is that of mother, grandmother, and teacher/mentor.
Each new season, He requires, yet allows me to know Him in a deeper more profound way, and as I experience each new level, I realize that all I really want people to see in me, is the love, compassion and goodness of God, and His Holy Spirit. As I walk with others in their search for a more meaningful relationship with God, may we both/all experience the words of the Apostle Matthew.
Matthew 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God Bless You Always,
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