~ Poppy Samuels in our Costa Rica Office is RMI's University Director, RMIOU. Poppy is also another one of our amazing translators— helping with both Spanish and French. Poppy says that RMI is the best way to learn how to be close to the Lord, it was the most incredible experience she had. Falling in love with Him brought to her heart the desire to sow into Spanish and French Ministries since many of the women and men could be in the same situation that she was before, she wants to help people to find God and His promises. Poppy is Level 4 RPM "Registered Practicing Minister" and Professor at RMIOU as well as our RMIOU Ministry Commitments Instructor.
~ Isabella in Costa Rica is our RMI's Ministry Coordinator—and had her Restoration Baby at the end of March of 2022. Isabella began as a Spanish Translator when she experienced her Restored Marriage! She knows helps women to walk along the narrow road, sharing the truth and hope that she found that guided her to Him and to an Abundant Life.
Be sure to read her Restored Marriage Testimony, "He Changed his Heart in an Instant!" using the Translator >>
~ Atarah in South Africa is RMI's English Ministering Pastor, and the Evangelist and Marriage Minister Coordinator. Atarah has shared her Restored Marriage Testimony in churches and also on the radio in Cape Town. When she begins to share, God speaks through her and you can hear her anointing. Yet, ever since God led Atarah to RMI in search of "Hope At Last", she has also been filling in the gap between “standers” and was one of the first to truly experience a RESTORED marriage. Prior to Atarah, Erin truly believed that this one group of women coming to us from a Stander's Ministry and the obsession women acquired towards their wayward husbands, was beyond the scope of us providing them help. Atarah is MAR "Ministry Attending Resident" at RMIOU as well as our RMIOU Marriage Minister instructor.
Read Atarah’s RESTORED Marriage Testimony, “Better for Me Then, than Now”!
~ Michele Evy in Florida came to RMI when she was facing divorce. After reading the RYM book, A Wise Woman and Erin's Facing Divorce, she then began helping RMI's NarrowRoad publishing. Very soon her marriage was restored, yet, 14 years later, Michele (while helping Erin to update Facing Divorce), found herself facing divorce again. Soon Evy discovered how amazingly He planned to use it for good and discovered the real reason God allowed divorce to happen again and began her journey to Finding the Abundant. Returning to help new women prepare for ministry in RMIOU. and the new book she's working on He Healed Me. Michele is Level 4 RPM "Registered Practicing Minister" and instructor at RMIOU.
~ Erin is both the founder of Restore Ministries International— and RMI's Lead Ministering Pastor. She is the author of the majority of our books documenting her extensive Restoration Journey that covers over 3 decades. She says, “Blissful eternity does not need to begin when we die, it can begin today as you accept your Beloved’s proposal and become His bride. And take it from someone who has lived this way—once you become His bride—your life will never be the same!!” Erin's passion is to help and train our new ministers, developing RMIOU to take the place of women choosing a secular education and choosing the better path—using what He's brought women through—through ministering.
~ Adina in South Africa is our Afrikaans Ministering PastorRMI's. She is also our Ministry Coordinator Assistant. Adina found RMI when the divorce was already filed, she reached a point where she just gave up on her marriage, but God spoke to her, He showed it to her by placing a desire in her heart to believe for restoration. But with Him fighting, not her. Now she is helping women in SA that are suffering, to find the peace and assurance that she found in HIM. Adina is Level 3 MAR "Ministry Attending Resident" at RMIOU.
☊ Adina's Audio BIO in English
Adina's Bio in Afrikaans
FEED MY SHEEP
"...do you love ME?'
'Lord, you know all things; you know that I love You.'
Jesus replied, “Then feed My sheep." “Then feed my lambs!"
—John 21:17-19 NIV, TPT
Our Ministering Pastors have been called to feed the sheep and lambs for their language—women who He has led to RMI. Seeking Him, they determine what spiritual food to choose: what praise reports are used for our Encourager blogs, what next to translate based on the culture and what's happening in the countries where their sheep and lambs reside. Ministry Pastors also are responsible for the protection of their flock.
"And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-12
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood." Acts 20:28
“I am the Good Shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand [hireling], and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep." John 10:11-13
~ Bernie in Slovakia began with RMI as a proofreader and is NOW our Ministering Pastor for Slovak. After being transformed by the Lord, Bernie decided to give back the encouragement and truth that she received based on the verse of Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return. " Whenever she encouraged someone else she was encouraged too. She shares that the Lord changed her life through RMI, therefore she wants to be a bridge so other lives can also be changed. Bernie is Level 2 MTI "Ministry Team Intern" at RMIOU.
~ Kristine in the Netherlands is our Dutch Translator, after founding the Love of her life, she had the desire to work for His Kingdom, and she does an incredible job in sowing the seeds of hope and truth in her country and her language. She hopes that soon she will see the fruits of His work in the lives of many women. Kristine is Level 2 MTI "Ministry Team Intern" at RMIOU.
~ Liora in Texas is our English Proofreader, she found RMI when she was going through a divorce. Even though she felt that He was trying to work in her life, she sensed that something was still missing. Liora says she needed to go through the fire to come out refined and purified to learn to rely on Him only. After finding Hope At Last Liora is being transformed into His Bride, she now wants to help other women to live an Abundant Life by finding the love of their lives.
Liora is a Level 2 MTI "Ministry Team Intern" at RMIOU.
~ Ariele in Brazil is our Portuguese Proofreader, she says that it’s a gift from the Lord to be able to help other women to find peace and encouragement during the crisis. It is through difficult moments that we are led to find our Love.
Ariele is Level 2 MTI "Ministry Team Intern" at RMIOU.
~ Anastasia in Colombia is Spanish Minister! Anastasia came to RMI just like all of us, and today she also has a RESTORED Marriage. Now, she uses the talents that He gave her to encourage and help Spanish-speaking ladies around the world to find the Love that they need and never give up, and continue to walk on the narrow road.
Anastasia is a Level 3 MAR "Ministry Attending Resident" at RMIOU.
~ Jewel in Nicaragua is part of our Spanish Team. She felt called to join the Translation Team after reading RMI resources. What she learned here changed her whole life and the way she looks at the situation in her own community, she says that "marriages fall apart every day and for people it is normal. They say you aren't the first nor the last. Then they add this 'God has something better out there for you' now I know that is a lie." Jewel now wants to show others through God's Word that there is hope for all. Jewel is completing Level 2 MTI "Ministry Team Intern" at RMIOU.
~Perla in Ecuador is our Spanish Project Manager and an important part of the eFilm Studios . She met the Lord as her Beloved through her crisis, now HE is the best thing that has happened in her life. For her it is a gift that through RMI she can repay the wisdom found here and can share love and encouragement with so many women who need to know him as their Heavenly Husband.
~Frida in Portugal is part of our Portuguese Team. She grew up attending church, she already knew some principles but ignored them all. She was blind, deluded by anger, when her marriage collapsed and she didn't know what to do with the pain of rejection, it was when desperate, looking for help on the internet, she was guided to RMI where she found peace, and He restored her life and today she is His Beloved Bride!! Experiencing His wonderful grace.
~ Marta in Brazil is our Portuguese Project Manager. She grew up in a Christian home, but only knew the love of the Lord personally when she opened her heart to Him as she sought help amid the crisis in her marriage. She found solace and hope to move on, and discovered a wonderful relationship that changed her life forever.
~ Elisa in Brazil is part of our Portuguese Team. She found healing and release from her pain when she knew the Lord's desires for her life. She has discovered how valuable she is in His eyes and who He expects her to become, according to the beautiful principles of His word for all women who wish to become His bride.
Our Ministry Team
“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” Proverbs 11:22
“An excellent woman, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels” “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.” Proverbs 31:10, 25
Pictured above and below: Sara, Aimée and Tara in Vienna, Austria on the banks of the Danube River. It's said if you're "in love" the Danube is blue, not green. Does it look blue to you? \o/\o/\o/
Pictured above and below: Tara and Sara in Paris, France with a restored bride Adele and another bride overlooking the Seine River.
"After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count,
from every nation and tribe and people and language,
standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb."