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Yolanda Ministering to Women            Yolanda at Women's Conference

   

In 1989, when Ken and Yolanda moved to the town of Pierdras Negras, a local pastor asked Yolanda to do a women's bible study. Yolanda's first response was "NO!". But through the pastor's persistence, Yolanda was finally convinced.

The first studies were plagued by demonic interference, however, by the Lord's will and through Ken's encouragement, Yolanda continued. The scripture from James 1:2-3 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." held true and things began to change. From this point on Yolanda's heart was heavily burdened by the tremendous need for the women of this Mexican culture. Out of this heart felt burden was born a blessing of seminars created to help the women to understand what priceless treasures they truly are to the Lord.

Early within the evolution of these seminars, Yolanda felt a great need to bring a message to the women of Mexico that they would cherish in their hearts and not forget. Early in Yolanda's walk, she was introduced to a very creative and inspiring way of bringing the Gospel to women by Hettie Lou Brooks Ministries Seminars. Yolanda took what she had learned within the Brooks Seminars, and began to build seminars based on this experience. The seminars use a method of drama and personal interaction where the person becomes involved with the scene taking place which utilizes multiple learning styles, making the message come alive and helping the lesson to become very intimate to the person's life.

Presently the seminars are moved from church to church, making this a difficult and burdensome task. Now that the training center is complete, the seminars are held on location. Props will no longer have to be put up and torn down to be moved, and women from everywhere are able to attend and have accommodations on site at the training center.

Children have always held a special place in Yolanda's heart, and have been a major part of Yolanda's ministry. The next step for the children's ministry will be Kid's Camps at the Training Center. In Mexico, Children's camps are unheard of at this time. What an incredible way to reach God's little loved ones by bringing them to a place where they can learn about Him in a safe and fun environment, created especially for them. Sponsors, Counselors, and Teachers are all needed to help with this phase of the ministry.

 

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