Our Founder - Pastor Sandra Astacio
Understanding who I am in Christ has enabled me to overcome the lies of the enemy, secure my peace within myself and receive the love God has for me. My perspective comes from a long time of hurts and mistakes that were result of not having a personal relationship in Christ and placing Him ~ our glorious King ~ center stage in all I do!My prayer is that something the Lord reveals to me will help you come to a decision to surrender to God all of who you are, redefining yourself by His standards alone! This Ministry was founded in 2010 after an earnest seeking for God's will in not only my life, but also His will in the lives of those He brings to this Ministry. May the Holy Spirit minister to your soul, Sisters!"All the glory to God, forever and ever, Amen!
Pastor Sandra, her husband Antonio and their family are life-long residents of Florida. After earning her Christian Leader's Certificate from the globally recognized Bible Training Centre for Pastor in 2013, she dedicated herself to elevated study of God's Word, joining arms with powerful local ministries and supporting several leadership roles from Master Teacher, New Member Ambassador, Women's Ministry Director, Church Administrator, Intercessor Team and more!
She became an ordained Pastor in 2016 under the Apostolic covering of Dr. ONeil Salmon and The City of Restoration, Valrico FL. She has experience in church planting and has a passion for volunteer work within her community. During the summer of 2020, she developed a Community Volunteer Program called W.E. SERVE! which focused on Women being Empowered to serve their community with integrity, while exercising their spiritual gifts and demonstrating the heart of Christ!
As of 2018, she became a published Author of 'In Pursuit of Becoming - One Woman's Journey to Herself' which she tells of powerful testimonies intertwined with biblical teaching, prophetic prayers, and inspiring poetry. She recently joined a highly successful group of best-selling Authors in a Christian fiction anthology, entitled 'The Jots & Tittles of Scribes and Storytellers, Volume II', due to release November 2020. She plans on expanding her writing career with a continuation of her submitted work in this powerful compilation within the next year.
She has a heart that is focused on inspiring, empowering and encouraging
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Personal Mission Statement
I will strive to establish balance between intimate personal spiritual growth and careful encouragement for other women to nurture their spiritual growth and to stay true to the sacred family dynamic as ordained by God.
I will encourage women everywhere to build a home so anointed by the grace of God that they will become a formidable enemy of Satan, effectively tearing down strongholds and abolishing lies that have been so pervasive throughout family generations.
I will seek first to understand before being understood, permitting God’s grace to flow through my words and actions. There will be a deep appreciation for God’s favor and a reciprocal display of my gratitude towards His faithfulness by diligent stewardship and sharing of His provision when prompted by the Holy Spirit.
I commit to be of a sound and peaceful heart, establishing a ministry of love, acceptance, honesty, trust, humor and an unbridled passion for the love of Christ in all I do! I will remind women that we are all God’s children and as in His image, we need to hold each other accountable in maintaining this despite hardships, trials and testing.
As a faithful Daughter of a Most High God, I commit to being a foundation support beam to God's growing family tree, committing to strength-training within His Word. As I share my faith with sometimes a dark and hurting world, I will stay true to our God as a willing vessel and instrument of change, allowing Him to speak through me. His Great Commission is my call and I trust His equipping as I travel through this amazing life He has given me.
Lastly, I strongly and openly commit to bold evangelical ministry fueled by fervency and trust in God’s lighting of my every step!