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The Story Behind Crowns of Glory Intl. Ministry

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Founding Executive Director, Editor-in-Chic at Queens of Virtue, PBC
Crowns of Glory INTL Ministries is a nonprofit media/publishing ministry, presented by Queens of Virtue enterprise; Our goal is to instill and influence growth in young women – by facilitating enrichment and self-sufficiency in their everyday lives. The vision is to educate, encourage and empower future leaders, as our services inspire them to be free of oppression, and rise up to take the throne as queens - the King of Kings purpose them to be.

We host empowered events, such as Beauty for Ashes, which creates a safe haven for women to heal through storytelling, set to the therapeutic power of sisterhood - as we are stronger in numbers. Like the Phoenix, a woman's resilience empowers her endurance…as she continues to rise through the ashes. Fire cleanses, purges and paves the way for new life! God is a consuming fire. We gather at retreats and curated empowerment events, around the world; to make a positive impact in the lives we touch.
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I distinctly remember a time when I was completely void of Jesus Christ! I knew nothing of the man who perfectly became sin, to save the lives of all who would believe in Him! He was persecuted and then crucified – suffering unimaginable pain, because He loved God’s beloved mankind.

Born in Trinidad, West Indies, I came to America when I was only 3 years old. I love to read, write, spend time traveling, all while taking photos with my Canon DSLR ; being creative. But what I didn’t expect, was to fall in love with a triune magnificence that would not only change my life, but save it!

When I became a born-again Christian, it was at a time in my life where I was being tormented by my treacherous and deceptive past. I was raised Catholic, however I didn’t feel a spiritual connection. I began to journey down many forbidden paths (unclear to me at the time), including Kabbalah, Wicca, Goddess-worship (my favorite, as I was obsessed with the Goddess ideal); even commanded a few angels (unaware that satan had angels as well)! I believed in the sun, moon and stars (astrology). I found a connection to Egyptian and Greek mythology; as I was drawn (lured) to magic. But, prior to my journey (I started my quest in my early twenties), I endured sexual, physical, emotional, mental, financial (and recently, spiritual) abuse. Yes, I am a survivor of rape/molestation (I was nine when my virginity was stolen) and domestic violence (my best friend was my abuser, by the way). It left me struggling to make sense of what I was being told “would be okay” (we spent 9 months in a domestic violence shelter), while raising two teenage girls and a newborn son. Fleeing domestic violence led us to the state of Delaware, where we were complete strangers. Coming from New York City (raised in Brooklyn my whole life), you cannot imagine the culture shock. We spent 6 months of peace in our new apartment (I saved all my money and paid off 6 months of rent) before the enemy found us and destroyed our happiness. My children and I ended up in a homeless shelter for what felt like eternity (9 months to be exact).  But my point (yes, there is one) is that through it all, it wasn’t until I gave my life to Christ, that I began to understand my purpose.

 

Crowns of Glory INTL Ministries, a nonprofit organization, is under the umbrella of my purpose. I realized the beauty in my broken-ness! Today, I desire to raise up and stir up the nest of God’s divinely anointed Women of God. I am looking to birth the modern-day Esthers (my favorite queen), Deborahs (my favorite prophetic warrior) – the next generation of leaders, empowered and led by the favor of God, to change our nations. Prostitution, sex trafficking, racism – a few examples of strategies used to steal, kill and destroy our girls, women, families and communities; through oppression, the biggest bully (whom we are going to name Goliath). But the truth of who are, in the eyes of the King of King, equips us with an arsenal to slay that beast. You see, God give us dominion power over the earth, air and sea.

God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  – Genesis 1:26.

The power of death and life, lies in our tongues – Proverbs 18:21. This speaks such magnitude – and inspired me to use my voice to shine light on what happens in the darkness of oppression. We are not limited, as we are all made in His image; we are limitless!

Mentorship, coaching, travel, media – just a few services we offer our beloved princesses and queens of virtue. In fact, the ministry is a subsidiary of Queens of Virtue – a public benefit corporation which uses for-profit, asset-based model – to empower, educate and entertain our girls and women. We are rooted in Christianity, and what it means to be a Proverb 31 (Virtuous) woman, by fulfilling our duty as a Titus 2 woman and teacher.

The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to the one who endures to the end – Ecclesiastes 9:11.

We are strongly rooted in social justice – to dismantle oppression, racism, discrimination, sex trafficking, prostitution, etc….and to uplift economic development, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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