Written By: Wendy Taylor
I am so excited about what God is doing in my life! Is it because I am uniquely gifted, talented, educated or beautiful?
None of the above.
I believe it is because I have accepted the fact that God loves me, has a great plan for my life, and I KNOW I can trust Him!
As a teen age girl, even though raised in a Christian home, I lost my way and became a very troubled teenager. I quit school at the age of 16 yrs. and was sent 1500 miles away from home to a Bible School to hopefully straighten my life out. After surrendering to the Lord while I was contemplating suicide, I finally asked for forgiveness and my life began to take on meaning from that point on. After 2 years of Bible School and furthering my education, I graduated with an RPN. I found a handsome young Christian man that I married after 1 year of dating.
Little did I know what God had for us!
While we were still adjusting to marriage at the age of 23 years of age, we accepted a call to come and move into a group home and become group home parents to 6 very emotionally disturbed boys. For the next 25 years we took parenting classes from trained professionals who taught us how to work with these very difficult children. We ended up taking in over 100 teen age boys over the next 25 years and also adopted 2 babies as I was unable to have children.
God taught me the value of praying as I had to trust Him for protection at times and for wisdom in a very trying life. I would beg Him to move some of these teens, but He always changed my heart first! I learned to love them!
I have been travelling and speaking now for about 20 years, teaching women how to put their personal testimonies together and sharing my personal story. I have had the opportunity to be on 100 Huntley Street and host a TV show out of Detroit.
I became a Pastor’s wife as well.
I began a Women’s conference because I could see that women and teen age girls of all denominations were frustrated, stressed, and searching for their calling in life. Today “Women of Influence” has been in existence for 10 years and has about 250 teens and women attending bi yearly. Our next conference will be held on Oct. 3rd-2015. Many women are finding Christ as their personal Savior through this Conference. As they hear powerful , honest testimonies they are so encouraged that they realize they can get though anything with the Lord. A teen conference with dynamic speakers is being organized for June 18/2016 called “An Afternoon in the Son.”
A verse that means a lot to me is Acts 20:24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify of the grace of God.
Trust Him dear friend-trust Him. Life will not always be easy and smooth but if you keep your eyes on Him, He will do abundantly more in your life, than you could ask or think.
We would love to have you join us in attending our next Conference and signing up for our on line Bible Study called “Living With Courage. “which begins Aug 17th. Follow the link to register for the conference or Bible Study. www.thewomneofinfluence.net.
Wendy Taylor began Women of Influence in 2008. She is founder of the Prayer Connection, a Registered Charity which she began in 1996 and the wife of Pastor Glenn Taylor of Rose City Community church. She is a writer, speaker, conference organizer and counselor.
Wendy is a mother to many who have lost their mom. She has been a foster mom to 165 teenage children. She is the mother of 2 adopted children and the grandmother to 2 boys, ages 6 and 4 and a 4-month-old baby girl. She has been adopted by many families to be Nana to their children as well.