In June 2010 I was invited by Sis. Donna Humphries to attend HeavenGates Ministries 1st Annual Women’s Conference held December 3, 2010, in Pittsburgh, PA; and of course I didn’t know what to expect. It was during the time when the ministry gave gifts that I was given a book; it wasn’t that Sister Donna gave me a book but the fact that the Lord spoke through her about forgiveness. I remember she said, “this is for a person that always says why should I be the one to apologize when I haven’t done anything wrong” and she called my name; that broke me down and I started crying like a baby because who else would know that but God. From that moment on my life was changing I just didn’t know it. I took the book home, unwrapped it; it was called “The Bait of Satan: Overcoming the Deadly Trap of Offense.” I opened it to page two and was crying like a baby; it was talking about the lies and tricks that Satan uses to keep you in bondage. All those years of unforgiveness in my heart was holding me back from really giving myself to God. HeavenGates Ministries’ conferences since then have only inspired me and helped me build my faith because I always seem to get directed by God to go to the right workshops. At the 12/14/13 conference I was led to the workshop entitled, Lip Sync and I learned that fear is keeping me back from really enjoying God’s grace in my life. Taking one day at a time and asking God to help me, I believe that he has already done the work and it will manifest itself in my life with time. I thank God for Sister Donna and what she is doing in the lives of women and God’s Church as a whole. To God be The Glory forever more. Amen!
I am a single mother of two beautiful children. When my daughter was 7 years old and my son was a year old, I left my best friend of 11 years, who had become my husband, because of his addiction to crack cocaine. Some days he left us with no money for groceries and he put our lives in danger most of the time. His addiction eventually rendered us homeless.
When I left him, I really had no place to go. I was depressed and wanted to give up on life. Reverend Donna Humphries opened up the doors to Heavengates Ministries, and her home, to me and my children. I gave my life to the Lord in 1993, but not until I moved into HeavenGates did I learn the true meaning of living a saved life.
I am working and live in a beautiful community. I graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associate of Science Degree and received my certificate as a Surgical Technologist. Having passed my Certification Exam, I am now a Certified Surgical Technologist. The scripture that I now live by is Phillippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I praise God for HeavenGates Ministries.
At a time in my life when I could not see an end to my woes, and it seemed that the gates of Hell had prevailed against me, HeavenGates was a refuge for me and my two daughters. It was a spiritual haven, a place that taught me the principles of God; I learned who God is. I watched the president of HeavenGates grow into the woman of God that she is today. HeavenGates has made a difference in my life as well as the lives of my children. It has helped to groom me into the woman of God that I am today. Hallelujah Jesus! I am ever grateful to be a part of such a ministry as HeavenGates. To God be the glory for everyone. May God and His favor continue to smile upon this ministry. I am blessed!