11 Corinthians 12:9 and Ephesians 3:20, 21 combined say “Christ’s power is made perfect in weakness but weakness is the platform for God’s grace to manifest His strength ‘immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine’ according to His power that is at work within us! To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
As a young missionary mother reading to my two little ones sitting next to me in a hammock in the middle of the Panamanian jungle on the Columbian border, my heart yearned for books that would introduce my girls to bible-based, character-emphasized prince and princesses that they could aspire to become. I would take every book I picked up and purpose to impose these two principles into the pages in terms they could understand that had eternal values targeted. My two daughters, Christina and Kim, are now grown and have given me seven grandchildren! My husband and my eldest have encouraged me for years to sit down and put on paper what I did to the stories I read in those early years. Christina’s cry for these books for her four little ones was my primary motivation. Since my first granddaughter, Catherine was a few months old, I have been reading to her and by the time she was two, I had been blessed with three other little ones eagerly listening! It was obvious what kind of book drew their attention and captured their imaginations. One day I received a call from my partner asking me if I would be interested in joining hands with her to author a series of books. I was humbled and thrilled. God had challenged her heart with the same burden and vision that He had given me thirty years earlier! After all those years the need was still there for this very specific type of book. The Princess Parable Series is a result of God’s persistent urging and faithfulness.
I am a missionary and Pastors wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of three princesses and four princes. I have had the privilege of serving the needs of people in the United States and in Central America. In the early years of ministry I volunteered to help in an orphanage and weekly visited and taught in the government projects in the darkest corners of South Carolina and Georgia. For fifteen years my husband and I and our two girls were members of New Tribes Mission and were the first to open a work among the border Kuna Indian tribe, an indigenous group located on the Columbian border in the jungles of Panama. My bi-lingual status has allowed me the opportunity to work among the numerous Spanish-speaking people residing here in the United States and in bordering Mexico. Two weeks after returning to the U.S. from Panama, we joined hands with a retired missionary couple to begin a Spanish-speaking church in Santa Ana, California. We ministered there fifteen years and from that one seed, God planted seven new Hispanic churches in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Two years ago we were asked to start a Hispanic church in San Juan Capistrano, which is where we are presently.