City You Live In: (Add closest Major City in Parentheses)
Atlanta, Georgia/ Memphis, TN
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SHIFT MINSTRIE , FOUNDER/CEO
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Spelman College student
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
ANOINTED, VISIONARY, BOLD, and GOD-FEARING are just some of the countless words that describe Evangelist Lauren Aqeel. Evangelist Lauren Aqeel is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas born on June 5, 1989 to Annette Jones. She was given back to the Lord at the tender age of three months and Christened. Throughout childhood, Evangelist Aqeel, was apart of the children’s choir, Sunday school, African Dance Ministry, and Children’s Outreach ministry. After Evangelist Aqeel and her mother moved to Memphis, she was re-baptized at the age of 12, at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, and accepted her calling at the age of 16. Shortly after accepting her calling, she began to take biblical classes at All Saints Bible College located at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, and God gave her the vision of SHIFT Ministries Inc.
SHIFT Ministries was founded in 2005 (Saving Humanity In the World From Satan’s Reign Through the power of the Holy Ghost). The mission of SHIFT is to empower all people through Christian teachings to experience positive life change. Evangelist Lauren Aqeel has mentored several youth nationally, and seeks to empower the youth to have relationship with God and live a sanctified life.
She is a member of Christ Missionary Baptist Church Memphis, Tennessee where Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart presides. Evangelist Aqeel is a first year student at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA; where she is majoring in Biology (pre-med) and minoring in Religious Studies. At Spelman College she is a chapel assistant, under the direction of Rev. Dr. Lisa Rhodes. She also participates with the chapel assistants program at Morehouse College where they engage in dialogical discussions and study the praxis of preaching; under the direction of Rev. Dr. Lawrence Carter. In addition, she is also a Bonner scholar; where her leadership roles include mentoring inner city children at local elementary schools. Evangelist Lauren Aqeel is an alumna of the National Youth leadership Forum on Medicine (2005) and the Youth Theological Initiative hosted at Emory University (2006). She graduated in the top ten percent of her high school class and was a member of the National Honors Society, Bridge Builders, SECME (science club), chess club, orchestra, and secretary of public relations for Rainbow Coalition Youth Congress.
In addition, she has evangelized to people both locally and globally. In 2006-2007, some of her notable engagements were when she ministered at New Direction Christian Church and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. She sphere-headed First Priority Christian Club her senior year at Overton High School where they held bible study and prayer twice a week. She has been featured on Good Day Memphis and in the Teen Appeal for her tireless efforts in the Memphis community. She has also been featured in the Commercial Appeal for the 100 year of the Church of God in Christ convocation (2007) and she was chosen to be in the campaign ad for Memphis City Schools “every day college bound”. Recently, Evangelist Aqeel gave commentary to USA Today and was featured expanding on the role of women in ministry such as Juanita Bynum and their impact on the world.
Evangelist Lauren Aqeel is a devoted member to the body of Christ who believes that “All things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Believers release the supernatural power of God by speaking his Word. Remember Jesus spoke to the wind, sea, demons, and the fig tree. Your faith is also released when you speak or declare God's Word. Mark 11:23 and Matthew 17:20.
Declare now; Heavenly Father I am obedient to your Word. I honor what your Word says. I am generous and compassionate, and I avoid strife. Thank you for giving me power to get wealth. I confess that I am free from the curse of sickness and poverty. I use my voice to loose the abundance of your Word in my life. I believe that those things which I say come to pass, therefore I have whatsoever I say. Deut 8:18 and Mark 11:23
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The Lord blessed our publishing ministry, Write The Vision Publications, with an awesome door of opportunity and we are looking to share this with you.
Years ago, I wrote a book titled I Will Do A New Thing In You. I Will Do A New Thing In You is a book of encouragement. A local ministry asked if I would allow them to include the book as a gift to incarcerated women.
Write The Vision Publications www.writethevisionpublications.com, is looking to publish a book titled: Women Of Great Faith vol. III. Without a doubt... you are a woman of great faith!!
We would be honored by your participation. The book will be comprised of messages by women of great faith such as you, for those who are incarcerated or free.
The process is simple. With your permission, we would publish a message of your choosing. All you would need to do is submit your message (500 words or more) along with your contact information, in word format to email@example.com. We anticipate having the project completed by the end of June 2010. You may submit your article as soon as you’d like, however, the deadline date for submissions is May 31, 2010.
Although we are not in position to offer monetary compensation, once the project is complete, we will send you a complementary copy of the book. The ownership of your message will remain your property.
We are sure the Lord will richly bless you as together we bless His people.
One thing I can promise you for sure…books have a way of going places many of us may never get to go.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 336-997-2359. God bless you and thank you in advance.
Guest Speaker: Apostle Jerry A. Howard
Senior Pastor of The Kingdom Church International (Sugar Land, TX)
Founding Apostle of Ekklesia Fellowship of Churches
Apostolic Leadership Team of The Mantle of Elijah Apostolic Covering Ministry