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 heads up our Translation Team 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.
~ Adele in Paris had done everything she could to save her marriage, and she was sure she was the one who should lead to spiritual matters. But soon after coming to RMIEW, she discovered that her focus was on the wrong things. Once she learned to turn her focus on the Lord, her HH, and His Word, she was able to enjoy Peace in all circumstances and her marriage was RESTORED.
~ Jewel in Honduras 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.
~ Anissa in Slovakia came to RMI with the strongest desire to help women in her country. After some time of claiming Him to send workers to sow into Slovakian soil, the Lord sent her to the harvest for such a time as this, now she is able to help rebuild the Slovakian ministry and one of her desires is to have the books available to women and men.
~ Fidelma in Liloan is our Tagalog (Filipino) Proofreader, she wants to encourage hurting women that every tear is counted and rewarded by the Lord. She wants to help people who go through the pain of destroyed marriage to experience what she had experienced in her heart from everything she learned in RMI. Follow #Fidelma
~ Ariele in Brazil is our Portuguese Proofreader, she says that it’s a gift from the Lord being able to help other women to find peace and encouragement during the crisis. It is through difficult moments that we are lead to find our Love. Follow #Ariele
~ Adina in South Africa, is our Translator and Proofreader for the Afrikaans, she 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. Follow #Adina
~ Isabella in Costa Rica is our Spanish Translator, and also experienced a Restored Marriage! She knows helps women to walk in the narrow road, sharing the truth and hope that she found that guided her to Him and to an Abundant Life. Follow #Isabella
~ Tiara in Poland is our Polish Translator, seeing the 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.
~ 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.
~ Anastasia in Colombia is our Narrator and is also part of our Spanish Team! Anastasia came to RMI just as all of us, and today she also has a RESTORED Marriage. Now, she uses the talents that He gave her, to encourage and help the Spanish-speaking ladies around the world to find the Love that they need and to never give up and continue to walk on the narrow road. Follow #Anastasia
~ Petra in France is our new French Proofreader, RMI resources have enabled her to discover the Lord, to have an intimate relationship with Him, to open her Bible, and actually long for His word. Love was what guided Petra here. She says: "Love is also about sharing and giving what you get, so this is a way of reaching out to other women and help them by HIS grace."
~ Annabella in Belgium is one of our French Translators. RMI helped her to understand that she was not the only woman who has taken the wrong road in her marriage. She prayed and asked God to show her what she did wrong. She says that RMI was the answer to her prayer. One of the reasons that brought her here, was the desire to share the Good News with many other french-speaking women since she noticed that the French Website wasn't complete. She also was an answer to our prayers!!
~ Bernie in Slovakia is our Proofreader for Slovak. After been 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.
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."