Christian faith is ultimately about following Jesus even though you can’t see him right now with your physical eyes. Faith is about trusting God so deeply that it affects the way you live.
* Aleona Isakova WINNER 2020
Wonder why God chose us – we were people who had been so far away from the ways of high fashion in a poor Russian town of Tver.
We had neither business connections nor education sufficient for creating a collection of Haute Couture. The year was 1991. Was it possible to dream about high fashion in the country where weaving factories were closing due to the absence of raw materials and where even buying a button was a problem? But we firmly believed that God had called us to glorify His name through high fashion and did everything we could; expecting His miracle to happen.
One day God touched me in an amazing way. My husband (the pastor of a new congregation) and I went to Moscow for a conference. There, during a sermon, I saw an awesome vision of the entire Bible; starting from the Creation of the World to the Birth of Christ, His Crucifixion and Resurrection, shown in dresses of heavenly beauty and harmony. I was so overwhelmed by the vision that I was standing motionless. The vision of amazing beauty seemed to overlap with reality and became even more real.
The Holy Spirit testified to my heart of my mission to glorify the Lord through the art of haute couture (high fashion) and I trusted Him and the vision that was burning in my heart. ( read more) https://www.aleonart.com
* Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. Tim Tebow is currently signed to play professional baseball with the New York Mets and is a college football analyst for the SEC Network. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” series. He later released “Through My Eyes”, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011.
Tim will be releasing a new book this October, “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” (WaterBrook). Tebow also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. He is active in a variety of philanthropic activities through his Tim Tebow Foundation. (read more) https://www.timtebow.com
* Dr. Alveda King
Dr. Alveda C. King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King. Alveda is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting grandmother.During the more than half century of her life, Alveda has worked towards her purpose of glorifying God in the earth by accomplishing many goals. Currently, Alveda is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, serving as Director of African American Outreach for Gospel of Life, headed up by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. She also consults with the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship, founded by her mentor, Pastor Allen McNair of Believers' Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.She is a former college professor, holding the Masters of Arts degree in Business Management. Her undergraduate studies in journalism and sociology helped her to become a published author, the most popular works being her best selling books Sons Of Thunder: The King Family Legacy, and I Don't Want Your Man, I Want My Own. This inspirational collection of Christian testimonies is used at conferences and workshops around the world. Alveda's Doctorate of Laws was conferred by Saint Anslem College. ( read more) https://www.alvedaking.com
* Katherine Wolf (hopeheals.com)
On April 21, 2008, just 6 month and 5 days after, Katherine collapsed in her kitchen while baby James slept in the other room and during a 45 minute window while Jay “just happened” to be home before one of his final law school classes. Katherine had suffered a massive brain stem stroke out of the blue, from the rupturing of an AVM, a rare congenital defect she didn’t even know she had.
She was rushed to UCLA Medical Center (who knew the university had a hospital?!) the “Best Hospital in the West”, and one of the world’s best neurosurgeons, Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, “just happened” to be on call. It was the largest AVM he has ever seen, in the worst location. She was not expected to live, but despite the grim prognosis and the lawyer husband, he decided to take the case. (READ MORE) https://www.hopeheals.com
* Mike Pence (VP)
He's been called a zealot, an extremist, a fanatic and a closet theocrat. Vice President Mike Pence describes himself differently: "I'm a Christian, conservative and Republican—in that order."
To many believers, Pence is an exemplary model of a Christian in the White House, in a nation that grows more and more biblically illiterate every year. Yet Pence has traveled a rough road to evolve into the man of God he is today. That's what makes him so vocal about his faith.
Ed and Nancy Pence had six kids—four boys and two girls—with Mike being the third in succession. Raised in a second-generation Irish, Roman Catholic home, the Pence children attended church every Sunday and often several times during the week, once the boys were old enough to serve as altar boys. All of the kids attended parochial school, where they were instructed on how to follow a morally correct life. Those lessons were reinforced in their home, where Pence was taught, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded" (Luke 12:48b, NIV). (read more)
* Lynsi Snyder
“After my dad died, my world shattered. I longed for attention, something to fill the huge void.” At only 18, Lynsi found herself overwhelmed with emptiness in the wake of her father’s untimely death. Seemingly nothing, including a succession of men, helped ease her grief. Her future as the leader of In-N-Out was now much closer than she ever expected. Even accepting the reality of the huge responsibility that was coming couldn’t fill the void.
Desperate for comfort and afraid to be alone, she rushed into early marriages that from their beginnings weren’t right. She cheated. And in turn, she was used, disrespected and neglected, emotionally abused and manipulated, cheated on through a pregnancy and after.
Finally finding the true love of Christ during the struggle of her last marriage, she was made whole and new and able to conquer the fear of being alone. Armed with authentic faith and fulfillment, she was given the man beyond her dreams, a godly man – a husband, best friend and father to their children.
From grief and desperation to fulfillment and joy, this is Lynsi’s story. https://www.iamsecond.com/
* Uwe and Hannelore Romeike (homeschool their five children)
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children fled Germany in 2008 to seek asylum in the United States so they could home-school their children. Adolf Hitler had banned home schooling in 1938 and the law was never repealed. Rather, it appears the German government has ramped up its opposition to home schooling in the last decade.
The German Supreme Court has stated that the purpose of the home-school ban is to “counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies”.
(As evangelical Christians, the Romeike parents became aware that the German public school material undermined their own religious beliefs. In 2006, they withdrew their children from the system. But after two years of police visits, plus about $10,000 in fines, the Romeike family decided to seek asylum in the United States. The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) took up their case.
Germany because the state threatened to take their children away if they did not enroll in public school.