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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

~Girls Lives Changed Forever~

Esther's Court is a time of mentoring for girls ranging anywhere from college age and up. You will experience the love of God in a way that will transform your heart and your self-image so you as a girl can live the life our King has designed for you!

Esther's Court is set in a non-threatening and intimate atmosphere where we will share the word of God, have personal ministry and allow the presence of God and the anointing to flow. I will be sharing my personal experiences, journey of my life and my relationship with Jesus Christ!

This past Monday, we had such a beautiful, intimate time together. The Lord gave me a Word that he was going to break the control of Shame off of these woman's lives. That Shame has kept them imprisoned in fear and hiding who they really are! I was so overwhelmed by all the emails, texts and tweets I received that I decided to pick a few out and post them to testify what God is doing!

I didn't post their names to respect their privacy until they personally desire to share their experience.

"I was completely in awe when I saw these strong women, of all ages, colors, and backgrounds cry out and hold their heads down with shame. We have NO idea what others are going through but we judge them anyways. It was the MOST powerful thing I have ever seen, the trust the women had to have to give up SOME or ALL of their pain."
"It truly was a touch of His divine love and Grace! Thank you Jesus!"
"Thanks sooo much pastor barbie for allowing God to use you to reach his daughters! I had no idea that my issues i dealt with were that big and really taking control of my life and becoming a huge hindrance. I feel soo much better and i just wanted to say thank you. I bought new pajamas too
♥ luv ya!! "

"I had to stop on my way home and park my car to write this :)

I realized tonight that toughness is holding me back. I imagined myself wearing a life size crab shell, only exposing a part of myself and carrying that heavy shell around everywhere I go, dressing up the part of me that I ALLOW people to see. Tonight I felt that shell being broken piece by piece. All of me was exposed. It was uncomfortable yet I felt Gods love pouring down on me. When you read that story I found myself looking around to see if anyone was looking at me because I felt like that woman was me. Though God has delivered me from the unimaginable and I had been able to share my victory with other women."
"Loved every minute of it. Thank you!"
"I have got more accomplished today than in months!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have truly been set free! I feel amazing! I feel loved! I feel really happy! I just wanted to share this with you... I am blessed to have you in my life! :) Thanks for being around!"
"I have been set free!! It was amazing!"
"It really was an incredible time Pastor Barb. God set me free in such an amazing way... from something I've carried around since I was 13! I've been struggling with things in my past for a long time honestly and I've had breakthrough's before but God really did something very powerful last night... I think my heart was just ready. :) and like you said, I don' t even think I really knew what was really wrong until God revealed the issue of shame. I feel like now all I can see is my bright, open future and the past is done with and over. You have such a beautiful way of ministering and it is such a huge blessing to have you as one of my pastor's! Love you!"
"Pastor Barb!!! Thank you for tonight. It was amazing. I am free indeed. There will be no more shame."

"Strength and honor are her clothing;
She laughs at her days to come.
Proverbs 31:25

Blessed beyond measure,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Innvocation at Martin Luther King Event 2010

Kristal Armstrong, Barb Pruitt & Eniketi Voss

What a joy and privilege to be asked to pray at the Scottsdale, Arizona's Annual Martin Luther King event 2010. There were almost 1,000 people there; media and many city officials. I knew I only had just a window of time for people to feel the love of God and I wanted to do more than just say a prayer, but share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I prayed that when I mentioned the name of Jesus they would feel the Love of God in such a special way; even if it was quick.

I have to admit, I was very nervous since I am more experience in the "christian" arena, but I truly embraced this as a chance to grow and stretch myself.

I took courage in my presentation, knowing that everyone knew the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther Kings life was his personal relationship with Jesus Christ and his legacy of preachers in his family.

As I started my presentation you could hear some rattling of drinks and movement; but I promise you when I mentioned the name of Jesus Christ a beautiful quiet fell across the entire room, so still, it made me quite uncomfortable knowing I had their complete attention. There is so much power in the name of Jesus!!

Please enjoy my presentation and prayer:

Good Evening,
It is such an honor to be here tonight and be a part of such an incredible event to celebrate the Life, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man with many titles: a son; a father,a visionary; he was a patriarch, fearless, driven, brilliant, articulate, and on and on.

Each one of us could add our own adjective to describe his character and what he meant to us. I would like to take a moment to spotlight
his love for His God, his savior Jesus Christ. I believe this was the greatest driving force behind his character, his sacrifices, his vision and his God given Mission. He had a love for the people that could only be expressed by understanding the Love of God through his Christian faith.

Spoken from our hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing"

Lets honor his very own w
ords this evening and dedicate this event in prayer to His Lord and His Savior, Jesus Christ. Let's Pray.

Father God,
We thank you for life and
the ability to love and appreciate important patriarchs of our time. We thank you for calling him to this earth with an assignment of such importance. We are grateful that his life was not only devoted to civil rights, but in fact was devoted to you, Jesus Christ. Today we are able to enjoy relationships that generations before us were never able to treasure because of your work through Martin Luther King Jr. We appreciate this special night in honor of a special man. We thank you for every person that helped make tonight the success that it is going to, bless them and bless this food we are about to eat. In Jesus Name, Amen

My favorite part was at the end when the entire room said "AMEN"! So precious to me!

Joe Baca, Eugene Robinson and Don Logan

Don Logan was the first man to start bringing the message of Diversity to the City of Scottsdale and because of his bold commitment to his belief in Diversity, there was an attempt to take his life. He received a package in the mail and when he opened it, it exploded in his hands. That was 5 years ago and they just caught the two men that tried to take his life. He was such a nice man and was an honor to meet him.
(click here to read the story on Don Logan)

Eugen Robinson writes for the Washington Post and a regular guest on CNN. He was the Guest Speaker for the Living the Dream event.

I was so impressed with the heart of Scottsdale and their passion for Diversity and "Living the Dream" in their city! Way to Go!

Special Thanks to Eniketi Voss for the Invitation!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Meet my Kiddos!

I have been sponsoring children with Food for the Hungry for almost 8 years and it has been such a joy to be a part of giving love, education, medication and so much more to children. You are able to correspond with your children, send them little gifts and at the Holiday's you can purchase goats, cows, pigs and chickens for the family to start a livelihood in their country. It is so rewarding. Food for the Hungry will even make a way for you to go on a trip and meet your sponsor child and family. What a joy and I am working on making these trips!

Please enjoy meeting my kiddos, I love them each so dearly!

First meet Martin Huanca Vargas. He lives with his mother only. He has three brothers and two sisters. They live in the community of Ravelo, located in the arid Bolivian Altiplano. Most of the residents have houses made of adobe with straw roofs with at dirt floor.
Martin has been a part of my life since he was in first grade and as you will see; he has gotten so big and so happy since I first started sponsoring him. He has shared in his letters that because of my support he is able to go to a christian school and receive medical care. He really loves Jesus and talks about going to church and Sunday school class. He loves to volunteer in his community. His mom just had another baby boy and Martin wants me to pray for his baby brother.
2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Meet Hazel Sarahi Aviles Rojas, she lives with her parents and has one brother and one sister. She is five years old and lives in Bayardo Arce, Nicaragua. The homes are constructed from scrap wood, cardboard and plastic with an outdoor latrine.
She is full of life and spunk. My first letter from her had a beautifully drawn picture and she has invited me to come visit her already. Of course, I will have to pray and make that part of my future to go see her.
She is in pre-school right now. I just fell in love with her immediately! She loves making beds and doing Math!
Pre-School/Kindergarten Picture

Meet Rikonia Leruk, she is 5 years and lives in Kenya, Africa. I just love her so much and her pretty green necklace! She has two brothers and three sisters and she loves Washing Dishes and counting. Her community is Lakartinya and they have no local source for water, the women in this community make a 9 mile journey to get water for the family. Many times they have to leave the children behind or strap a baby on their back for the journey. Her family are nomads who keep goats, sheep and shoats and grow a few crops for survival. I am looking forward to learning more about Rikonia. I just started sponsoring her.
Pre-School/Kindergarten Picture

Through your prayers and support a child will know that someone cares and will have the hope of a brighter future. If you are interested in learning more on sponsoring a child, you can click on the Food For The Hungry logo or and it will take you directly to their website!

Below is a picture of my little Scooter butt that I adopted a few months ago. The picture in her pink coat is when I first got her. She was really tiny, had no hair and scooted on her belly everywhere because she had so much fear (that's how she got her name) She is 5 years old and had babies 2 months before I got her. She is going to go get fixed in 2 months..sorry scooter, no more babies for you! She has gained 2 lb since I've had her and a TON of hair!

I just had to share her with you too!!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Singles Webinar: Saturday, February 13th!!!

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Successfully Single Webinar Conference with my friend Dwann Holmes Olsen and hosted by Tara Travis!

This Saturday,February 13th, 2010 at 10am EST. You will be Inspired and Empowered as we share with you how to be Saved, Single, and Successful in Life!

Be sure to mark your calendars and SAVE the TIME!!

REGISTER FOR FREE!! Click on the Successful Singles Advertisement and it will take you straight to registration!

Can't wait to share with you!!