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!
Sandra, her husband Antonio and their family are life-long residents of Florida. She has earned her Certificate of Christian Leadership from Bible Training Centre for Pastors in 2013. She is a newly published Author, has led in Women’s Ministry as a Master Teacher, held roles in multiple church ministries and frequently volunteers for local charities.
Currently, she is seeking her Associates of Divinity from Christian Leadership College and intends on completing her studies with a Masters of Divinity as the Lord guides. She is an ordained Pastor and will move forward under the apostolic covering of her home church, The City of Restoration in Valrico, FL and its Lead Pastors, Dr. ONeil Salmon and Pastor Georgia Salmon. She is a member of Christian Ministry Partnership, held under the same and takes frequent advantage of the empowering resources provided by the association.
She has a heart that is focused on inspiring, empowering and encouraging women of all ages, denominations and backgrounds to redefine who they are in Christ and to walk BOLDLY in that truth!
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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!