Ministry Spiritual Dream
My name is Elliott S. Parks and I have a ministry spiritual dream. I currently live in Fort Collins, Colorado, where I co-manage a Self Storage facility with my beautiful wife Kisha Parks. I am also the owner and PIC (Pilot In Command) of Fly’n High Colorado an Aerial Photography Company. I take pictures and videos with my drones.
When I think of my “early life”, Proverbs 22:6 come to mind:”Train up a child in the way he should go. And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I’m the second oldest child of four. My mother planted the faith seed in me at a very young age. I remember as a kid living in Hawaii going to Sunday School, hearing church sermons and singing “I’m in the Lord’s Army” on the church bus. My Grandma would always talk about God’s Love, God’s Grace, God’s Mercy and God’s purpose for my life. When I was 8 years old, I gave my heart to Jesus.
In my teenage years, my faith was tested through worldly tragedies. My father became an abusive alcoholic, which led my parents to get a divorce. My dad left and my mom fell into a dark place of depression and turned to drugs and alcohol. She eventually abandoned me when I was 14 years old. This led to a life of trials and tribulations, several failed relationships, and a failed marriage. It wasn’t until 2001 when God sent me an “angel”. She taught me a new way of a life and I was renewed in Christ. At first, it was difficult for me to let go of my worldly ways, but God was persistent and changed me from the inside out.
I’ve always said, “I’ve been on my own since I was 14 years old.” But looking back on all those years, God was always there and calling. He always placed spiritual people in my life to remind me of that, some who even prevented my death.
In 2007, I was blessed to return home to Hawaii. My family immediately noticed the changes and asked, “What happened to you?” I replied, “God happened!” My Grandma was so relieved to see all her prayers for me were answered. It was thanks to her prayers that I was covered by God’s grace, I was restored. My family got to meet my “angel” and we got married on the beach I grew up on. My Kisha, she has really made a difference in my life. She’s the reason I’m typing this. Ever since my renewed walk with the Lord, I have felt the pull on my heart to minister. So we did some research and she emailed the Christian Leaders Institute link. I’m not perfect or have ever claimed to be. I’m no better than anyone else and my sin is no different. I fall but get back up. I start my morning with “The Lord’s Prayer” and end my night with it. I notice all my blessings and take the time to look up and say: “Thank you, Father!”
The introductory video in the getting started class at Christian Leaders Institute asked: “Why are You here?” My answer is my ministry spiritual dream: “We live in a world that is fallen into darkness. More and more GOD is being removed from the equation. I am here to equip myself with the knowledge and tools to be a ‘Lamp of GOD’ in these dark days. May His Light shine through me! Amen!”
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