Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Donna Lewis, Founder of LiveUP! Ministries, Visits Nashville Home

3This week, Nashville residents and staff had the opportunity to hear a dynamic message from Bible study author, Donna Lewis. Donna is the creator of “You-nique: Embracing God’s Design for You,” a small-group personality study. She has taught women’s Bible studies for over 20 years and is also the Founder of LiveUP! Ministries, a ministry designed to help people understand their unique characteristics and abilities. Nancy Alcorn, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, was introduced to Donna at last year’s Founder’s Dinner in Monroe, Louisiana, and she instantly saw what a powerful impact Donna’s knowledge and support would have on our residents.

Having experienced mountains and valleys in her marriage and the challenging job of parenting, Donna understands the value of having a healthy identity in Christ. She discussed with residents the importance of understanding their position as children of God. Donna also emphasized how our lives are hidden in Christ and shared how God is above us, before us, behind us, beside us and inside us every moment of our lives! Residents were encouraged to boldly walk in that knowledge and assurance.

This was a special time of empowerment and encouragement for the residents. Here is what a few of the girls had to say about their visit with Donna:

Niki said, “We are protected in God so I can look forward and not worry about my past. Donna reminded me that my position is in Christ and that He gives me the power to face anything.”

Meagan said, “What a powerful illustration of the Lord’s surrounding presence in my life!”

Nicole said, “It is really comforting to know that God is in control and is always working for my greater good.”

To learn more about Donna Lewis and LiveUP! Ministries, visit her website at www.liveupministries.com.