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SWIM Nation Call hosted by Rev. Mary Lou Flesh
November 21 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
I heard God’s call early in my life. As a child I didn’t know the term “calling,” but I knew God. Our family history has a number of ordained ministers. For me, faith was normal and natural. God ordinated me before I began the process of formal ordination.
I have been on the S.W.I.M. Board since 2007. Originally, I was the event coordinator and presently serve as one of our two Vice Presidents. The Vice Presidents serve the President and stand-in for her when she is not able.
One of our sisters in SWIM International, helped me name my ministry. In 2007, at the Prince of Peace Abby retreat center, my sister in Christ said, “God just told me you are a pilot light,” and Pilot Light Ministries began. I am a worship leader. My main ministry vehicle is music and song. The purpose of my ministry is to fulfill God’s call on my life to tell His story and bring joy and peace to everyone I encounter. My work is to ignite hope, faith, truth, and love to all. I have been a retreat worship leader for over 30 years. And, I sing in hospitals and retirement homes.
When I am not working on a SWIM International project, I am a professional television, film, voice-over artist. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, how do you minister in the kind of secular world? Well, God did not create a sacred and secular world, He created one world. It is my job is to shine whenever and wherever I am. No excuses. When I shine, it is Jesus who turned on the light in me. Halleluiah! Thank you, Lord Jesus.