by A Shober
Kerry-Ann works in partnership with our Nav ministry in the Tidewater Metro area of Virginia through her church. She works with the Urban Discovery ministry by helping people get their GED, helping girls with their self esteem, helping single moms become better mothers and value their children and, most of all, helping people learn about God and knowing Him better.
She was saved through this ministry and God moved her to stay and help the poor and broken of inner city Norfolk, Virginia and all the dangers that exist there.
Kerry-Ann realized that a war rages all around us. Most of the time we can't see it – but on one day it broke out in force in the physical world.
Kerry-Ann, her son and a friend were sitting in their car, when an all out war broke out around them. Two rival neighborhoods were fighting fiercely and bullets started to fly - with Kerry-Ann's car right in the middle. Miraculously, no one in the car was injured. God had protected them when by all accounts they should have been dead.
After being angry and upset about it, this incident led all of them to ponder God's hand. It led them to pray for those involved in the shooting and gave them an even greater desire to continue in their work with the downtrodden who are trapped in this war zone.
It didn't daunt Kerry-Ann because she knows that God is on her side and He wants her there for these people He loves. This event brought into sharp focus the need for Jesus in the city; The need to bring a life-giving hope and a love that surpasses all understanding - to give those young men and women a chance at a life without violence, without hatred. That hope, that peace can only come through Jesus. And she knows that she has to stay to bring that to them.
She said, "We were all reminded that this spiritual war is real, that people need the Lord and that we have to continue sharing our faith. We also cannot let fear hinder our walk and the Gospel."
Ultimately, it is God who works and protects in all situations - and Kerry-Ann gives Him all the glory for all He has done to further His kingdom and work through her for the people of this city.
To read more about the Tidewater Metro Area - visit http://tidewater.navigators.org/