Hello and welcome to my favorite part on this Website! Here you'll find out a little more about me as I keep you up-to-date on my progress, my speaking engagements and any new projects I might be tackling. It's my way of staying in touch with you, so do stop by regularly. I'll be frequently updating this area with my reflections, happenings, personal photos and other additions. Enjoy your visit!!
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September 18, 2016
Sharing the Love
THANK YOU to all who gave towards our Navajo Mission! Many people on the reservation face struggles of every kind. With YOUR help, Team Bernadette was able to share the love of Christ by purchasing and distributing enough food to feed families in 2 small Navajo communities for a month.
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." —Matthew 25:40
TODAY "Team Bernadette" embarks on their FIRST mission trip with me! We're headed to Church Rock, New Mexico to serve on the Navajo Reservation! We just can't wait to meet our new Navajo friends! Take our hands, Lord and our feet, touch our hearts, Lord and speak through us. If you can use anything, Lord, you can use us!
In just 8 DAYS, we'll be headed to Church Rock, New Mexico to serve on the Navajo Reservation. The needs of Native Americans across our nation are great. Suicide, drugs, alcohol, unemployment, and depression occur at rates 4 times higher than the rest of the U.S.
PLEASE PRAY for us as we endeavor to work alongside Pastor Rob McIntosh and Creator's Fellowship to serve their surrounding community. Our mission is to provide much needed encouragement to Navajo believers, share the love of God through my story and acts of service (distributing shoes and food to families in need).and help draw more Navajos into the body of Christ. PRAY that God will do more than we ask or think!
The adventure continues... TODAY, "Team Bernadette" went to JAIL!! What an awesome opportunity we had to minister to female inmates at the Homestead Correctional Institution. I shared my story and afterwards the Team counseled and prayed with inmates for their concerns and 5 women gave their lives to Jesus! GREAT day!
"Remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." (Hebrews 13:3)
There's no greater thrill in this world than watching God transform a human life. But to see Him change over 2,000 lives during our time here has been a MIND BLOWING experience! I am truly humbled that I got to be a part of what God is doing here in Bolivia. THANK YOU, Lord... "You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas." (Psalm 65:5) PRAY for those who now have the task of follow-up and discipleship.
In just TWO WEEKS, Jeff and I will be headed back to BOLIVIA to work alongside CRU (formally known as Campus Crusade for Christ). Our primary focus will be personal evangelism and outreach through my testimony.
Here’s how you can be praying for us:
•Pray for safety and good health for Jeff and myself while we are traveling.
•Pray that the Lord would strengthen my voice, as she I shares my testimony in schools, universities, churches, and shelters.
•Pray for the children and workers at the Bolivian orphanages to which we will deliver toys and share the love of Christ.
•Pray that the Holy Spirit would work mightily through our outreach efforts so that many people will come to know Jesus and experience eternal life.
You can join #TeamBernadette by partnering with us financially through Global Faith! Visit our giving page at Support Jeff & Bernadette to make your donation!
GRATEFUL for these amazing ladies--the FIRST Team Bernadette (we miss you, Annabelle)!
Team Bernadette Mentorship Program is a deeply experiential, hands on, learning environment where 12 women are invited to walk alongside Bernadette in a personal way as she serves in ministry both stateside and abroad. Bernadette's mentorship objective is to equip, empower, and encourage women to become God's instrument of evangelism and restoration in her community and ultimately discover and realize her leadership and ministry potential.
Characteristics of a Team Member:
• Has a personal relationship with Jesus and able to share the Gospel with others.
• Active member of a local church and serves in ministry.
• Mature in her relationship with Christ and actively pursues Spiritual growth.
• Willing to serve in any capacity, even if it’s outside her comfort zone.
• Able to work in a team setting, yet able to take the lead when called upon.
Team Bernadette is at it again! Had an awesome afternoon sharing the love of Jesus with at-risk teens at The Broward Girls Academy through fitness, food, and fun! We gave each girl new sneakers and socks and had great one-on-one time! Praise God for saving one young lady!
Brand-new sneakers for at risk teenage girls Team Bernadette work with at the Broward Girls Academy! Can't wait to see their faces when they get these! THANK YOU to all who donate to this ministry... Together we are changing lives!
GREAT DAY! Today Team Bernadette created a "Spa Day" for a group of troubled teenage girls within the Department of Juvenile Justice at Broward Girls Academy who are emotionally broken and in desperate need of love and hope. PRAYING that they felt God's love through us and that they'll realize no matter what they’ve been through, there is a God who loves them, who created them, and who has a plan for their lives.