WELCOME TO MARTHA & MARY MINISTRIES, WALKING IN FREEDOM!™
ENCOURAGE. EMPOWER. IMPACT
We are amazed that Martha & Mary Ministries, Walking in Freedom!™ (M3) will be celebrating nine years of service, encouraging women and families to walk in freedom by trusting in Jesus Christ. Since 2010, the Lord has so graciously allowed us to minister to women holistically. We encourage women to go deeper in their relationship with Christ; empower sisterhood bonds; sharpen leadership skills; remember ministry begins at home; believe in oneself; dream bigger than ever because dreams do come true; impact lives and live healthier lives. These are just some of the ways we encourage others.
We are driven by our passion for the hurting and a desire to see everyone come into the knowledge of their true worth and full potential, which can only be found in our Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Apostle John writes "Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit." (3 John. 1:2 NLT). He also records "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." and "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:32,36 NIV). These are our foundational scriptures for M3 and these are our prayers.
So as we embark on another year, we're praying for you. We pray that you will apply every word of God to your life, and that you will live a life that is free indeed! Be encouraged to keep your eyes on God as He continues to bless you with His amazing grace and love.
Let's walk in freedom together!
Martha & Mary Ministries, Walking in Freedom! ™ (M3) is a women's devotional ministry dedicated to encouraging, empowering, and impacting women's lives for Christ. We promote self-worth and enrichment through spiritual and educational programs. We host a variety of events such as Walking in Freedom! Workshops, conferences, training seminars, retreats, prayer breakfast, youth and community outreach, and more. Visit our Photo Gallery.
We use all these platforms for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. M3 is based in Houston, Texas where Pastor Rhovonda L. Brown is the executive director and the writer of the Walking in Freedom! Devotionals. We are amazed that our women ministry is celebrating nearly nine years of service! In 2014, we officially became The Sanctuary Christian Fellowship Church women's ministry. As we progress in our servitude to the Lord, we are continuing to serve His people with the message of Jesus Christ by providing spiritual, emotional, and educational support. We continue to be a light for God in programs, activities, and resources for the entire family. Peruse through our website to learn more about The Sanctuary.
WE'RE SISTERS: Martha & Mary
I love the scriptures about Martha and Mary. I love the relationship Jesus had with them and their brother Lazarus. They were very close friends and often Jesus would visit with them. Martha and Mary were sisters who communicated with Jesus, spent time with Him, and they loved Him. They prayed to Jesus for the healing of their brother, Lazarus (John 11:3). Mary worshipped at Jesus' feet and anointing His feet with her expensive oil (John 11:32, 12:3). She also sat at the Lord's feet, listening as He taught (Luke 10:39). Through love and devotion, Martha opened her house to Jesus and lovingly served Him (Luke 10:38; John 12:2). But when Martha got frustrated, stressed, and distracted by the big dinner she was planning, the Savior had to remind her to focus on what is most important - Jesus (Luke 10:40-42).
The Lord showed me that most, if not all women, are like Martha and Mary in some way or another. We are like Martha, strong and independent. We're busy women helping and serving others; so much so that at times, we stretch ourselves too thin. Sometimes, we get distracted by unnecessary things. We know the Word of God, and we enjoy serving Him faithfully. But most importantly, we love Him deeply! We are like Mary, Martha's sister, not perfect, but we believe in a perfect God. We have a genuine childlike love for Him. We love spending time with Him and in His Word. Like Mary, we want to please God, and we enjoy sitting at His feet worshipping Him.
Although we are women from various backgrounds, ethnicity, beliefs, and different struggles, I believe, we all can relate to these sisters. We are strong women, but have many flaws. We want to be accepted, understood, and loved. We are women who need to be loved, and want someone to truly love us, regardless of our faults and imperfections. We are beautiful women who have an awesome story to tell.
I pray that each woman who reads Walking in Freedom! Devotionals or attends our events will be encouraged to keep her eyes on God. Know the power of His amazing love and forgiveness. See the beauty God sees when He looks at her, and will be encouraged to walk in the freedom of Jesus Christ!!
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EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD
Min. Marlene Carthen
Minister Mireya Marlene Carthen was born in El Paso Texas and raised in Juarez Mexico. She is currently in her ninth year of ministry. Marlene has three Children, Xavier, Denzel and Talia. Marlene had been married for 29 years, but after infidelities, lies and hurt and pain she divorced her husband. While she first struggled with continuing in the ministry God confirmed that the journey must go on… Romans 11:29 “God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.” Through constant prayer and alignment with God she continues in the ministry.
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