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By Judith Hernandez
Who would believe a single minute could make a huge impact on my life?
My daughter was six years old when she started school, and every morning we had our special moment. Before Daisy stepped out of the car, a sweet voice came from the radio. It was either Lysa TerKeurst or Renee Swope speaking to us, as if it were our magical moment. I'd park the car. Daisy and I would listen attentively until the end of the program.
That one minute filled me with eternity, a place called heaven, in my car, for only one minute. Then we'd kiss goodbye as my little girl skipped off to school and I drove away, on my way to work.
That's how Lysa and Renee found me every morning, thinking about the perfect God that loves imperfect women, like me.
I had immigrated to the United States from Colombia in South America just two years before I heard the program for first time. It was not easy for me to understand the program, yet I was drawn to it. I struggled to relate to the American culture. Even in church, it was almost impossible to think that the good God of the well-dressed and always-perfectly combed women was the same God for me.
A little bit at a time, God taught me that He is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. And not only that, but that he is the same God for white, yellow, black and dark brown. He’s also the same God for Asian, African American, Mexican, North Americans and for Colombians too. He is the same God for men, women, elderly and children. That’s why He is God.
If he is the same God, they surely have the same English programs in Spanish, I thought. And then I called. I wanted to know if they had the radio program in Spanish. I wanted to hear it in my native language, but fortunately they did not.
Yes, I say fortunately because that opened a door of opportunities for me. It gave me the opportunity to register as a Proverbs 31 Ministries volunteer, to be trained at the She Speaks conference, to translate the devotions and learn from the Proverbs 31 team of women who generously accepted me. Fortunately they did not have the one minute radio program and I was able to become the Latin voice for Lysa and Renee's radio show, speaking to my friends in Spanish.
Today my daughter is 18, and I have been serving God through Proverbs 31 Ministries for six years. Now, not only can my daughter and I listen to the program in Spanish, but women in six different countries and 16 different radio stations around the word hear our program in Spanish.
Would you like to be part of our Latina ministry? Could you please help me pray that in the same way Lysa and Renee touched my heart and God changed my life, other women might be touched and transformed when they listen to our Spanish program, Un Minuto de Animo?
Judith is a Christian speaker, writer, mother and wife from Colombia, South America and has lived in the United States since 1998. She has an open heart to do God’s will, and she has dedicated her life to serve Jesus Christ. Daisy, Judith's daughter, is now in college, and Judith resides in Fayetteville, NC with her husband Pastor Ever Hernandez.