Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
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Hallelujah Praise GOD! I want to introduce a wonderful sister in Christ who has an amazing voice and an amazing heart.
Today we are interviewing a wonderful woman in Christ using her wonderful talents to Glorify our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST! Amen! She is part of the Worship team with the Latin Ministries at NEW HOPE CHURCH located in DURHAM, NC. (My Church!)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Here’s Her Story,
I started singing when I was 5 years old. Fell in love with it. It was the only thing I wanted to do. Through out elementary, middle and high school I sang my little heart out. One day when I was 15 I got invited to sing in a gospel choir. Boy oh boy did that open up my eyes. I was blown away by the power it had over people. All I wanted to do was sing gospel music. In high school I was offered a gig with a radio station to do some songs at some festivals and get paid, but something in my heart said I wasn’t ready and I turned them down. Not long there after I met someone and we ended up moving in together and having 2 beautiful boys. We started going to church and again I wanted to sing. But unfortunately I wasn’t allowed because I was not married. I couldn’t even become a member. I prayed for years that one day I might be able to sing in church because singing for money was no where near on my mind. Singing for the Lord was what I really wanted.
January 22, 2011 I moved to NC. A few weeks after I saw on t.v. a service at Newhope Church and I was absolutely blown away by the word and the music. That very weekend I visited the church and have not left since. I tried to try out for the worship band, and for some reason I kept missing the practices. Finally I gave up and said ” I guess I wasn’t meant to sing in church”. Little to my surprise in October of 2011 I met Pastor Johel and Sara Rodriguez, because my mom and step dad were going to be renewing their vows and they wanted me to sing at their ceremony. So I met Sara at her house along with the Pastor and I sand for them the song my mom wanted me to sing for her. And at that moment I heard 2 words, “YOU’RE HIRED!”. From that point on I was now part of the Latino Ministry at Newhope Church in Durham, doing what I had prayed for, for YEARS! I was finally happy.
God always answers our prayers, and for years I asked him to allow me to sing and thought he wasn’t listening to me. But, He was. He heard all my prayers and knew all my secrets and all my fears and He wanted me to be strong and able to worship Him in all honesty. I am free. I get to do what I love and praise God at the same time. And perhaps at the same time, help to save lives through my
gift and get them to accept Jesus Christ at their Lord and savior.
I am proof that NO PRAYER GOES UNANSWERED.
That’s so amazing Milly & very encouraging. ♥
What’s your favorite scripture?
I don’t have a favorite scripture, I am still trying to learn how to read the bible and understand it.
What is a scripture that you turn to when things are not going as planned?
I usually just pray and then open up the bible to where ever it opens up to.
Before performing what do you do to get ready? Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow?
I always, always, always have a hot tea with honey and pepermint. Then pray and go with the flow.
Have you written any songs? And if so how many?
I have written many songs but only ONE christian song.
Do you have any Pets?
No pets…Bad allergies.
I know you are a wonderful mother and a loving wife, what has been challenging and what do you Praise God for in these roles?
It’s been challenging, raising 2 boys alone, even though I’m married now, it’s very difficult being away from one another. But I thank GOD everyday for what I have, knowing there are others less fortunate.
What is the greatest impact that GOD has done or placed in your life other than music, your children, and your marriage?
He removed me from a life of partying and hanging out, and brought me to NC where He somehow placed me right where I needed to be and allowed me to continue to grow spiritually and help others at the same time.
What would you like to tell those on that difficult road who may be reading this article?
You’re never too damaged to be used by God… He wants all of you and every imperfection that comes along so that he can restore you and give you eternal life in His kingdom.
How do you believe you are making a difference?
I don’t know if I’m making a difference, but I do believe the gift God has given me helps others to worship.
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