Above & Beyond Ministries

       "Above & Beyond the Natural Order of Things"

Minister Betty Joe Smith Brunson 

We love and cherish every minute of your journey 

 
 
A True Servant of God 

As a little girl I watched my mother hide behind the veil in order to allow God's light to illuminate from the inside of her. She was the servant that visited the sick, she was the servant that preached and teached the word of God, she was the servant that allowed God to use her as a vessel & a prayer warrior, she was the servant who strived to please the Lord and not man, she was that humble servant who inspired so many lives.... she was my Mother and most importantly a woman of God. 

There was no option or choice when God called her to duty, which reminded me of the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8). I can imagine hearing the voice of God asking my mother that same question, 'Who shall I send?' and my Mother saying, 'Here I am, Lord, just send me, and I'll go!' And that is precisely what she did without turning back. Whatever God commissioned her to do, she never hesitated in the choice to be and remain obedient to His command. I watched first hand as my mother made history, and I listened by watching her works more so than her words. I saw the Light of God in Mommie and I witnessed the power of God at work which motivated & encouraged me to find out what being a true servant for the Lord was all about. I thank God for the woman He molded and I can't express how extremely proud I am to call this woman of God, Mommie, who will always be my spiritual partner and my encouragement to not give up but to hold fast in my obedience to the Lord and to keep on trusting in Jesus!


SO I SAY TO YOU MOMMIE, THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING ME TO JESUS AND FOR SHOWING ME THE BLUEPRINT THAT FORMED MY  STRONG SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION FOR ME  BUILD IN CHRIST.  I MISS YOU AND I WILL CARRY THE STRENGTH AND PASSION TO SERVE CHRIST UNTIL GOD CALLS ME HOME. SO, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, I WILL CONTINUE BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING MY WISDOM AS WELL AS THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS YOU HAVE DONE. REST EASY IN HIS ARMS FOR YOUR WORK IS COMPLETE AND KNOW THAT YOUR LIFE AND WORKS WILL NEVER BE IN VAIN BECAUSE OF JESUS WHO LIVED WITHIN YOU. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS!
-  Min. Kanisha Brunson