Pictured above: The 3 Encouraging Women Bianca, Tara and Silvia when they met in Brazil to Fellowship together.

Left: Our Encouraging Woman logo represents the principle from Exodus 17:12 and Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 to help lift each other up, in order to hold up each others hands in praise. 

Pictured below: 2 Encouraging Women Yvonne and Tara when they met in Cape Town, on the tip of South Africa to Fellowship together.

Our Ministers

The profile of our ministers, you’ll notice, are looking ahead at the future, while also not showing their faces, in order to be discreet, protecting their loved-ones—which allows our ministers to be completely transparent when sharing the details of their lives to minister more effectively.

Titus 2:4-5 “That they [older women] may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Proverbs 11:22—

“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.”

Proverbs 31:10, 25—

“An excellent woman, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels” “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.”

Lota in Puerto Rico is our Spanish Restored Marriage Minister who has been used by God to work closely with RMI’s Spanish Español ministry since her marriage was restored over a decade ago. 

  Who is also our Spanish Minister

~ Michele in California came to RMI when she was facing divorce. After reading the RYM book, A Wise Woman she then began helping publish more books. Very soon her marriage was restored, yet, 14 years later, "Michele" found herself facing divorce again while helping to update and revise a small Facing Divorce booklet. Soon she discovered how amazingly He planned to use it for good, Michele discovered the real reason God allowed divorce to happen again and began her journey to Finding the Abundant.

"Michele" is also our Facing Divorce and Finding the Abundant Life Minister.

~ Cierra in Kentucky, our RESTORED Minister over our Evaluations, who specializes in “letting go” while still Married. Everything changed for Cierra when she realized that all her troubles were due to her unfaithfulness in not tithing— she was allowing the enemy to steal not only from her but her family as well.

Yvonne in Botswana is our Afrikaans’ Minister who eventually felt the aftermath of being raised in a non-Christian home with divorced parents in her own marriage. Her insatiable appetite for God’s Word serves as encouragement and inspiration to us all.

Who is also our Afrikaans Minister

~ Valentina in Brazil, was our Portuguese RESTORED Marriage Minister for many years, who specialized in being a successful professional woman, raised Catholic, and a husband who believed we "deserve" better as the reason for him ask for separation. Once restored, Valentina took an extended sabbatical soon after He called several others to take her place. We’re so thankful Valentina has now returned and ministering with us again!

Read Valentina’s restored marriage testimony The Changes God is Making

~ Tara T in Missouri, has never been married and chosen to keep herself morally pure by not dating until the Lord reveals His choice for a husband. In the meantime Tara is reading and rereading A Wise Woman Single and experiencing the Lord as her Betrothed. Tara is also traveling to meet with our leaders and partners in different parts of the world.

~ Beverly U. in Iowa found peace and her burdens lifted once she found RMIEW who introduced her to her Heavenly Husband. Beverly says, “I didn't even realize I HAD a Heavenly Husband. I knew the concept of being the Bride of Christ, but that seemed more like the Church as a Group and more for the End Times than for my daily life. Now I know my Heavenly Husband is WITH ME. I do not have to conjure Him up, by praying correctly or behaving a certain way. The only thing I need to do is TURN TO HIM. He is already with me! He WANTS me to talk with Him constantly.

Atarah in Namibia is one of our Ministers in Africa who is filling in the gap between “standers” and truly experiencing a RESTORED marriage. Finally after truly letting go of her EH (who she got along with very well), and embracing her HH, she remarried her husband, and then took an extended Sabbatical but has since returned to help Yvonne and encourage us all.

Read Atarah’s RESTORED Marriage Testimony, “Better for Me Then, than Now”!

Who is also one of our Afrikaans Ministers

Valerie in New York is one of our French speaking translators who has been helping with our AideMaritale.com. Valerie is currently training to be the French Minister since her recently RESTORED Marriage! Married to My Son’s Father

Who is also our Français Minister


Sara, who currently lives in Turkey, is helping to translate our resources into Turkish—even though her first language is Portuguese! Though this is extraordinary, her journey and the changes He has made in her is even more so. Just looking at her face, which is clearly glowing, speaks volumes and confirms one of our most favorite verses “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.” Psalm 34:5


~ Ziva in Peru is one our Spanish RESTORED Marriage Ministers who is part of the prayer team and has started a small group in Peru to begin ministering to women based on our ministry materials. Ziva attended our women's retreat in Nicaragua in 2016 and will be joining us again for 2017! Though diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis (deterioration of bones that won’t regenerate) medically speaking Ziva has said, " but spiritually speaking, to my love Jesus this disease is easy to heal! He gave me this promise: Psalm 126:5 'Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy' and also Psalm 37:4-5 'Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this' I believed Him and I still do, even in the midst of adversity."


About Our Organization
Restore Ministries International

Since 1991 RMI has been encouraging  women in crisis marriages—giving them hope for seemingly impossible and hopeless marriages— that changed every area of their lives! 

It all began when RMI’s founder, Erin Thiele, read
and embraced this very simple but powerful verse: 

Luke 1:37— "for nothing will be impossible with God."
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