~Tara in Missouri, Erin Thiele’s daughter, has never been married and has chosen to keep herself morally pure by not dating until the Lord reveals His choice for a husband. In the meantime Tara is reading and rereading A Wise Woman and helping to write, with her mom, Erin, A Wise Woman Single available for younger women like herself— all while experiencing the Lord as her Betrothed.

In addition, Tara also chose to forgo attending college or university after being homeschooled, amidst ridicule and mocking. Her HH rewarded her by educating Tara Himself— taking her around the world!! Having such life experiences that many could never have in a lifetime. Tara has met and has become close with many brides, RMI ministry leaders, translators, and dozens of people along the way who she's shared her testimony with. A testimony to young women today who may choose HIS ways over the world's ways —remaining morally pure and instead live His Abundant Life! #Tara



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I’m Erin Thiele's daughter Tara— the fifth child of my mom's seven children. I’m just one of her three "restoration babies" after her marriage was restored.

This coming March I will be turning 28 and have chosen not to date (even when I am asked and pursued) in order to wait for the right man that the LORD has chosen.

The waiting is well worth it and I already have the FIRST love of my life, the LORD.

Being single has given me precious time to learn how to be a wise woman and one day a wife and mother. If you or your daughter(s) have not had the opportunity to read the A Wise Woman, I’d encourage you to do it. It’s an extremely valuable book founded solely on scripture.

Schooled from Home

Many women have been beyond grateful they continued to keep their children homegrown, not giving in to the pressure or temptation to send them to school. And thank God because—later each experienced a loss they never knew was in their future.

A woman our family had known because some of us worked with her in another area of our church —who was extremely sweet and had a wonderful family. They had two small sons, and also a daughter Hannah, who was their redheaded special child. Her mom had begun to homeschool but sadly was getting pressure from everyone, and we mean everyone, to get more help for Hannah. Often saying that since her mom wasn’t professionally trained to help with her special needs.

My mom was the only one who told her the opposite. What my mom told her is that God ordained her, as her mother, to train her daughter, but most importantly that there was NO ONE who loved and understood her more than she did. Her mom was who’d invested everything so far (along with her husband and family) and it was why Hannah was so endearing, and smart despite her limitations. So my mom pleaded with her to not even consider putting her in school or in any programs. Never to send her away to learn what the experts said she’d benefit from. Thankfully this mom’s husband also agreed and so she continued to keep Hannah homegrown.

It may have been just 2-3 years later that we heard the shocking and heartbreaking news that Hannah had passed away in her sleep. There was no explanation for how or why—but this family suffered the greatest loss imaginable. What we all knew, without her mom having to say it, was THANK GOD this mother spent every single minute with her daughter!! That little girl didn’t need to have anyone “professionally trained” to help her do any more than what she already had taught. Instead, because she was HomeGrown, Hannah’s special tenderness and love were experienced by everyone she met and she was used in many ways during her short life. God had created her to do just that, along with bringing something so special to this family, until He called her home.

The next story is also heartbreaking. A pastor’s wife who’d gone through the class lost her children when her husband cheated, ran off with someone and then won custody of them. Though her former husband promised to continue to homeschool, within weeks the mother heard they were in school. She later told us she regrets having not spent more time with them, not knowing that she would soon lose her children. Sadly, losing custody is becoming more and more common throughout the U.S.

Though, as my mom would tell me, you should believe neither of these things could ever happen to you, it IS going to happen to some of your family or friends or someone close to you. So by you finding the EASY and LIGHT path of making sure your children are HomeGrown, and encouraging other mothers to know that they, as mothers, make the best teachers for their children—in everything— you can make a huge investment into your children’s future.

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.”

This is what we hope to pass along to each and every mother. Wisdom from my mom who allowed me to be HomeGrown (never going to school ever) and encouragement she’s given to me and I’ve heard her give to my siblings.

What my mom would say is: Don’t set your goals so lofty and difficult that either you or your children crumble under the pressure, but also SG “seek God” for the wisdom then choose His path that’s both EASY and LIGHT of burdens.

It’s the best gift to be a part of this ministry and the most rewarding part is witnessing and reading the testimonies from women around the world. Testimonies of the change they’ve experienced through the Lord!

I’m especially excited about this year because He is already opening up opportunities to travel! Some years ago the Lord began to show me, and my mom, that I was going to spend some time abroad! At the time it was a Habakkuk 2:3 "appointed time" promise, so I was eagerly awaiting His good will and timing for it all to come about!

In April of 2012, I was suddenly blessed with my dream trip to live in Japan with my cousin, experiencing the culture through my uncle’s (my mother’s brother) family.

Now my heart and hope are to begin traveling for Encouraging Women, the first trip was meeting two ministers in Brazil September 2016 and later that December a Nicaragua Ministry Retreat.

2016 Announcement Statement: We're so excited to announce that our Spanish Ministry is heading to Nicaragua! We'll be sending Lota, our Spanish Restored Marriage Minister who has been used by God to work closely with RMI’s Spanish Español ministry since her marriage was restored over a decade ago “Restored after Going Through the Fire!

Equally exciting is that Erin Thiele’s daughter, Tara, will be joining the group to share about the A Wise Woman Single.

Finally, to make up the 3 Cord will be, Quesia who will share more about her restored marriage “I thought I Should be Respected

These two trips were just the beginning, just a glimpse into what Tara's HH had planned for her! In 2017 Tara traveled to Japan for 6 months and then South Africa in between.

To date, He has taken Tara basically around the world meeting many women! Such a testimony to young women who will choose HIS ways over the world's ways of devoting themselves to gaining the world's knowledge—to forgo college or university, amidst ridicule and mocking—HE personally educated Tara by taking her around the world!!   

Posted on our Encourager blog, Tara began a LALTour "Living the Abundant Life Tour" in April 2018 by flying to Turkey where she met Sara and the two began traveling. Their first country was Athens, Greece!! (Acts 17:16) then they flew up to Dublin, Ireland and then traveled north by train to Belfast, Ireland. Belfast is where Erin’s grandfather was born and immigrated from.

After Ireland, they crossed the Irish Sea by ferry and made a short stop in Glasgow before heading to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Then Sara and Tara took the train down to London, England where they meet at least 3 brides who’ve contacted us! 

Their first stop on the European continent was PARIS—where they hadn’t even planned to go! Yet He lovingly orchestrated a meeting with two brides in Paris, France Adele whose RMT “Was I Sincere in the Apologies I Made to Him?” They were so excited to finally meet her! Then meeting another bride (and former minister) they visited Brussels Belgium, where Dallas' brother-in-law, along with his family, is serving Convoy. Traveling through Germany and then Vienna Austria where they were so excited to meet and spend time with Aimée in Slovakia!!

Our brides went onto Venice, Italy —stopped in Florence and Pisa before heading to ROME. For the next six weeks, they rested physically but worked in Sicily.

Again Tara had no idea traveling would continue! Traveling back to Rome, each flew to different countries—Tara to Manila in the Philippines where she met Cherie— while Sara flew to Brazil.

She traveled to Japan, Singapore, Australia, back to London England and Paris France meeting even more brides!! Lastly, the Lord allowed Tara to meet Sara in Istanbul Turkey upon Sara's arrival from Brazil!

If there is ONE principle we repeat and follow it’s He LEADS ME…

Psalm 23: 1-3—
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He LEADS ME beside quiet waters. He restores my soul.”

READ more about #Tara in her Encourager Praise Reports


“Understanding and Wisdom”

I'm so excited!! Right now, I'm going through the entire Bible using the Alexander Scourby App and I can't tell you how great it feels!! It's 70+ hours of audio, but you can get through it in 2 1/2 months by reading 30 minutes at night and 30 minutes in the morning!! Just imagine how many times I could go through it in a year if I really wanted to! This is the most powerful way to get through the Bible with the listen and read at the same time while the verses are highlighted. My family used the Alexander Scourby for years, but it was never offered like it is now —on your cell phone!! It's the absolute best feeling to be able to "feed" myself and when I've been reading it —I can't help but talk about it. "But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates DAY and NIGHT." (Psalms 1:2)

I use to feel intimidated about the Bible, but now I don't have to be! Also, I love that it's read in the King James Version, but if you're not used to this, you can ask the Lord like I do to give you understanding and wisdom with what's being said! “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6)

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