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 Ministry 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
~ Yvonne in South Africa is our Afrikaans’ Ministry Pastor and RMI's Ministry Director who eventually felt the aftermath of being raised in a non-Christian home with divorced parents in her own marriage. Her insatiable appetite for God’s Word serves as encouragement and inspiration to us all.
~ Poppy in Costa Rica is our French Ministry Pastor and also RMI's Director of Operations.
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 our French Pastor
~ Tiara in Poland is our Polish Translator and the Polish Ministry Pastor. We're in awe as we witness Tiara's fruits and growth that the courses and resources brought to her own life, she had the desire to share it with others so they could also get closer to the Lord, finding hope and direction. The resources were not in her mother language, she felt that God put it on her heart to start it herself. She believes that it would be a great blessing to many women and is excited to see how God would use it to spread the Truth, transform other lives and marriages.
Polish Ministry Pastor
~ Sara, RMI's Translations Director, who was living in Turkey when she began her Restoration Journey, began by helping to translate our resources into Turkish—even though her first language is Portuguese! Though this is extraordinary, her journey and the changes He has made in her is even more so. Just looking at her face, which is clearly glowing, speaks volumes and confirms one of our most favorite verses “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.” Psalm 34:5
~ Atarah in South Africa is one of our Ministers in Africa who is filling in the gap between “standers” and truly experiencing a RESTORED marriage and is also heading up our RJ "Restoration Journey" ministry. Embracing her HH, Atarah remarried her husband, and then took an extended Sabbatical but since her return to help Yvonne and encourage us all, she has been promoted due to her ongoing love for her HH!
Read Atarah’s RESTORED Marriage Testimony, “Better for Me Then, than Now”
~ Erin is both the founder of Restore Ministries International— and author of several books documenting her extensive Restoration Journey that covers close to 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 mission in life has been to:
- Encourage women to become His bride and be drenched in His love to heal emotionally, physically and “be set free” (John 8:36) from all addictions.
- Encourage women to become His bride and experience “all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4) during the wait for restoration.
- Encourage women to become His bride who choose to live a life remaining “single or else be reconciled” (1 Corinthians 7:11) “devoted to the Lord and holy in body and in spirit” (1 Corinthians 7:34).
- Encourage women to become His bride and “take His yoke and learn from Him” (Matthew 11:29-30) when they feel it’s too difficult to follow the principles and claim His promises.
Titus 2:4-5 “That they [older women] may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
Proverbs 11:22 “As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.”
Proverbs 31:10, 25 “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.”
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."