Hannah Stelzl: Hannah is Carolina born and raised – but not southern. Home is planted on the border of North and South Carolina where she lives with her parents and six younger siblings. Four years ago, life found Hannah at a cross-roads: a choice between living for something, or dying for nothing. In desperation, her parents sent her to a young-ladies retreat, hoping that God would get through to her, and that she would embrace not only their values, but God Himself. It was on that trip that Hannah found God, and received Him as her own personal Savior. Since that time, she has busied herself in ministry to those who, much like she was, are struggling to find a reason to live. God has called Hannah to ministry among the young women of Russia and currently, she is waiting on the Lord for open doors while building a strong foundation for future life on the mission field. The lessons Hannah shares here with you are simply mirror images of what God is teaching her in her own life. Her greatest desire is that, as you read the thoughts shared here, you will come to a place where you can trust the Abba Father who loves you, and gave Himself for you.
Tiffany Martens: Home for Tiffany is Moscow Russia where she has chosen to give her life to share the gospel. Her love for music and sharing God’s love combine into a dynamic message wherever she goes. During the week, Tiffany teaches at a local International school where God has opened incredible doors of opportunity to share the truth with students and faculty. For the past 6 or 7 years, Tiffany has been studying the Russian language for the purpose of taking women’s ministry, church ministry, and youth ministry to the place God has put on her heart. During these years of waiting, she busied herself both at home, and in other ministries, counseling, mentoring, and directing single young ladies, and helping their parents understand and reach out to them. In August of 2012, God brought an end to the waiting season and the vision to “Go and teach all nations” became a reality in Tiffany’s life through a series of miraculous interventions by God. As you read her insights on our blog, we know you will be encouraged by her sensitivity to the lessons God is teaching her in her own life, and her transparency in sharing them with others. We are grateful to have her wisdom and insight as we seek to encourage you!
Christen Anderson: Residing in northern Wyoming (aka. Cowboy Country), Christen has a rare and amazing passion for life and for sharing the truth. It was only a little over a year ago that God miraculously delivered Christen from the incredible bondage she was trapped in through the same conference that Hannah attended. Though she had already been sent once before, her dad sent her back again with some faint hope that God would get a hold of her heart, and transform her. It was that trip where Christen was entrusted to Tiffany who became her counselor and mentor for the ten days she was there. Following that trip, Christen began to make changes in her life, and two weeks later, Tiffany and Hannah began to counsel her together, long distance. Having walked the difficult path to freedom for the past 2 years, Christen has grown tremendously in her spiritual life, and with that growth has come a desire to help those who are where she was a year ago! Now Christen seeks to reach out to girls she has met in various places, directing their focus to the truth of God’s Word, and extending to them the Love of God, no matter who they are, or where they stand in their life. The things that Christen shares are born out of an intense desire to know God more deeply, to see Jesus for who He is, and to shed His light to those who are bound in the prison house. It is her prayer that God will set a fire in your heart, and a thirst in your soul for the living Water, and the ways of the Lord.
Joanna Hill: Joanna (usually known as “Jo”) makes her home in Alabama where she is an interior designer, music teacher, and musician for local events. She is the youngest of three girls and has a joyful, fun personality that brightens life. Tennis, antique shopping, church activities, and creativity (among other things) are her hobbies and she loves little kids like you wouldn’t believe! It is Joanna’s desire to see others raise the standard in their lives to obtain only God’s very best for them, and as she allows God to do this very work in her, she wants to share it with others. You will be encouraged by her willingness to make hard choices and encourage others to be willing to do whatever it takes to walk the purpose-filled, passionate Christian life that all believers are called to! She is not afraid to boldly speak and write the truth, and her message is backed by personal testimony and application. It is her prayer that she might be blessed to be a blessing as she shares with you from what the Lord has shown her.
Bethany Stelzl: Bethany lives in North Carolina (along with Hannah, her oldest sister) and five additional siblings. She is 15 years old and hungry for God. In 2008, Bethany saw God’s work in her older sister’s life and realized that the choices she was currently making would only lead to painful consequences. As she began to make the necessary changes, she was encouraged by Oswald Chamber’s book “My Utmost for His Highest” which was given to her by Tiffany. As she began to read truth and apply it to her life, she saw God grow her in amazing ways. Though she is still young, Bethany has boldly embraced Paul’s admonition to Timothy – “Let no man despise thy youth!” – and has reached out to girls in her community, encouraging them to be above average, bright lights in a dark world. It is Bethany’s prayer that all who see her would see Christ in her, the hope of glory, and be led to the cross by which they are saved! You will be encouraged to see the application of God’s truth and the living of the abundant life being shared by one so young.