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Marcel
Marcel traded his rugby jersey #11 for choir robe #11! Click on the SoundCloud button below to hear Marcel's testimony.

Maya

$11,309.  That is how much I made in 2009.  I came to Orlando in 2007 as a scientist.  I promised my mother, who had recently retired, that if I got a job opportunity I would leave the great city of New York and come to retirement village Florida.  No sooner than the words came out of my mouth, the email notification buzzed.  So, I gave away most of everything I had, packed up the Toyota Camry that my mom gave me and moved to a bedroom in her home.

Me, Dr. Maya P. Byfield, went home to live with her mom at 29.  Well, after a year working in neuroscience, I wasn’t happy.  So, I decided as the country was going through the worst economic time since the great depression to quit my secure job.  You can do stuff like that when you are under 30 and living at home… Lol! I tried moving back north. 

The running joke is my goodbye party lasted longer than my move.  I was back in a couple months, but with no job.  When I got back I ditched an interview at the local community college.  Teaching wasn’t for me, I thought. Well, the Dean called me personally and asked if I’m sure. 

So, I decided to adjunct a couple of classes as I looked for another job.  That was 2009.  I was living in a room.  PhD. Below the poverty line.  Was this the great thing God had for me? Hope?  I was lost. Well, not really.  I had God. I had Patmos. 

We started a Joshua and Caleb movement.  And while I didn’t have much.  I gave to Him and watched Him work.  And let’s just say I am no where near the poverty line anymore. God has poured through windows and doors.

He will do the same again.  Romans 5:3-5 says “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

That’s what they call us, the Holy Ghost Headquarters.  Not because we praise, but because we have stories of faith, perseverance, and hope.

Elder & Sister Evans
Celebrating 52 years of marriage this year I asked Elder and Sister Evans what their secret is to their long union then they both replied, “not just one boss.”

Shared Responsibility.

Patmos Family,
We lost Sister Evans last night. Please keep Elder Evans in prayer. Elder & Sister Evans have served their community together for over 50 years. Their relationship was a true example God’s Love. God bless their family.

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