Director

 
Welcome to the Encourage One Another, Inc. website.  My name is Sherry Hemsoth.  In August of 2010, God gave me a vision of a ministry of encouragement to Christians on Native American Reservations, based on I Thessalonians 5:11, that came about because of the lack of encouragement in my Christian walk.  It is my prayer that after reading about my experience and browsing our website, you see the value in pouring encouragement into others in your life and then begin to live out I Thessalonians 5:11, if you aren't already.  After browsing through our website, I would love to hear from you!  You can email me at:  Sherry.EncourageOneAnother@aol.com.
 
 
My Testimony
At age 21, I realized that I was a sinner.
        "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23
At age 21, I realized that I could not save myself from my sin.
        "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yorselves, it s the giftof God."   Ephesians 2:8
At age 21, I realized that I needed a Savior to intercede with the Father for me.
       "Jesus answred, 'I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.'"   John 14:6
At age 21, I repented of my sin and asked Christ to be my Savior.
        "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."   Romans 10:9
At age 21, I repented of my sin and received forgiveness from God.
        "If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."   I John 1:9
At age 21, I became a new creation in Christ.
        "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"   II Corinthians 5:17
 
 
My Story
When I was 21 year old and had been married for three years, I had an incident happen in my life that showed me I was a very selfish person.  It was at that point that I realized I hated myself and that something was missing in my life.  With that realizaion fresh in my mind, I cried out to God and asked Him to help me; I simply said, "Help me, God; help me."  The very next day, the Pastor of our church announced that an intensive two year Bible study would begin shortly and if anyone was interested, they should sign up.  I signed up.  In that two year Bible study, I came to realize that the "something that was missing in my life" was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
My coming into that personal relationship with Jesus didn't happen immediatey, it took several months for me to understand who Christ was and just exactly what He wanted to do for me.....but, Thank God, it happened!  And when it happened, I fell madly in love with Jesus.
 
My Journey 
From that point on in my life, I chased Jesus; after all, when one is madly in love with someone, they chase that person.  I chased Jesus through Bible Studies.  I chased Jesus through prayer.  I chased Jesus through church.  I chased Jesus through mission trips.  I chased Jesus every way I knew how.  I chased Jesus.
 
Yes, of course, there were times that I did not chase Him as hard as other times, but I have always chased Jesus; after all, He is the love of my life.  Through my chasing, I have discovered that He has given me several gifts, gifts of the Spirit.  I love each gift He has given me.  My gift of Faith (I Corinthians 12:9) has served me so well over the years.....I don't struggle with doubt; I know that I know that know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God ( Matthew 16:16).  My gift of Encouragement is the reason God has given me this ministry of Encourage One Another, Inc......I love to talk to people about Jesus and encourage them in their walk with the Lord.  My gift of serving (Romans 12:8) compliments my gift of Encouragement (Romans 12:7).....I so enjoy serving those that God sends me to encourage.  My gift of Administration (I Corinthians 12:28) is so helpful to me in organizing my life, my family, my ministry.....always allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct me. 
 
From the time I asked Christ to be my Savior until today, my life has been like a series of stepping stones. God has put one stone in front of the other just at the right time and all of the stones have worked together to move me to the place where God wants me to be, when He wants me to be there.  With each new stepping stone He laid before me, I have moved from one phase of my life to another....Phase 1:  10 years of marriage with no children spent encouraging my husband in his profession and then stepping into Phase 2:  Being blessed with the birth of three children and homeschooling them for 17 years; active in all the phases of their lives; Preschool Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, AWANA Co-Commander, Youth Group Leader, Volleyball Manager, Basketball Administrator, counselor at an inner-city ministry in my home town and then stepping into Phase 3:  Empty Nest; leading mission trips on Native American Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico followed by the call to be an Encourager in my minstry, Encourage One Another, Inc......encouraging through Facebook, texting, blogging, newsletters, phone calls and traveling extensively, encouraging my friends on the reservations through my own personal Encouragement Trips, as well as leading groups on Encouragement Trips to the reservations.
 
My life, three major stepping stones, interspersed with several smaller stepping stones, that have brought me to this ministry in my life called Encourage One Another, Inc......Encourage One Another, Inc.....a gift of God given to me out of the lack of encouragement I have experienced in my time working with two mission organizations and volunteering in my home church.  Lack of encouragement.....a negative, yes but, a negative that God has turned into a positive by creating this ministry, Encourage One Another, Inc., fulfilling Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purposes." 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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