My name is Charity Sanchez and I have a pastor mission calling. I was born in 1980 in Minnesota, USA. My parents moved to Texas when I was 4 years old. I am now a mother to 3 wonderful boys and a wife to a loving, God-fearing, wonderful man.
The day before my 6th birthday my father abandoned our family, so he could live an alternative lifestyle. I was raised by my mother in a single parent home. We grew up very poor so by the time I was 13 I was working full time to help my mom. There were times we would dumpster dive just to be able to have dinner that night. My mother became involved with my stepfather who began to molest me and did so for more than 10 years. I became angry with my mother and God. I was angry that this could happen to me.
When I turned 14, I started dabbling in alcohol, drugs, sex and everything else I could do to rebel. I knew there was a pastor mission calling on my life, but I chose to run away and live in the world. I would go back and forth and when I was in trouble I would run back to God. But as soon as the dust cleared, I was back out running the streets as if He never existed. I ran this hamster wheel until 2007 when God brought me to the end of myself. During the next 2 years, Christ showed me who He is. He began a healing and His love for me became very real. He was faithful and the sacrifice He made for me penetrated the wall I had around my heart. I let Him in, so He could love me. I began to understand His grace and mercy and who I am in Him.
Since then I have tried to walk out my calling in ministry. I am currently involved in our “Celebrate Recovery Ministry” at my home church in Michigan. Recently, after much prayer, I made the decision to enroll in Christian Leaders Institute to receive my Bachelor’s Degree. My pastor mission calling is to become a pastor and a traveling missionary. God has placed a hunger for a closer relationship with Him and a passion to see unbelievers saved. I pray His name is glorified through my walk and that my testimony is a comfort and encouragement to others.
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