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She will not be enjoying all the comforts of home and she won’t be able to buzz down to a local store for a gallon of milk or to get her favorite reading material.
Still, Nancy Watta, formerly of Sandusky, currently living in the Waynedale area, is determined to do what her heart tells her to do and that is to visit Africa on a mission’s trip this summer.

Watta still has family in the Sandusky area and said she still feels a tie to the area, although she has not resided in Sanilac County for some time. She is looking forward to her trip and the many opportunities it presents for her to share her faith with those she will come in contact with while on her journey.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for me to share my love for God with the people I will meet while traveling in Africa,” she said. “I am so looking forward to meeting many people from different cultures that’s what many of us are used to and I know it is going to be a time of spiritual growth not only for myself, but hopefully with those I see while in Africa.”

Nancy J. Ministries International trains and equips Christians to evangelize and disciple others in today’s broken and hurting world. The ministry team is quickly becoming an interdenominational organization that partners with others in the U.S. and around the world. It is their hope that the partnership is carried out through invitations to preach, teach and leading seminars in various countries, including the U.S.

Watta, a 1977 graduate of Sandusky High School and past member of the Open Door Missionary Church in Sandusky, says her organization supports, encourages, and disciples Christian leaders and emerging leaders to become all they can be as leaders in the worldwide body of Christ. She relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1997 to attend Taylor University, majoring in Pastoral Studies and Cross-Cultural Ministry.

“We believe no barrier is too high or country too distant for us to make a difference and impact for the glory of God,” she said. Along with the heart to serve on the mission’s field, Nancy also fills her time teaching one-day women’s workshops on “Relationships of the Heart.”

Nancy recalled, “In December, I received a surprise invitation to preach in an African area during the summer season in 2008. It is a blessing for God to trust me with his people in another part of the world. I have been invited to preach during a 5-day conference and then will spend time in the rural areas, preaching, teaching and praying for the sick. I ask that everyone would join us on our journey! Pray with us! Praise with us as we give God the glory for all he has done and continues to do.”

With excitement of her upcoming trip overflowing, she adds, ” I love a challenge that requires perseverance, but not in a competitive way. I love to encourage others and to see them begin to step out in faith and become all that God has called them to be. There is “much” work for a Christian to do in this area. Sharing the gospel, discipleship, building churches and shepherding the people. Serving God is not always easy.

Many times it requires perserverance in the battle. God requires us as Christians to get beyond ourselves and see those who are in need.”

Watta believes people can learn and grow a great deal from spending time reading the bible and shares the following verses.

From Hebrews 6:10, “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

“Faith and trust in God requires that we move past the enemy of fear!” she points out. “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to perservere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

She concluded by sharing two more verses, “He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. (Hebrews 10:35-39). And, “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp! Psalm 92:1-3

Nancy can be reached at Wattafw@yahoo.com or by visiting her website www.oneheartonepeople.blogspot.com for more information on her ministries and her impending trip to Africa.


Editor’s Note: Waynedale area resident Nancy Watta will be going to Africa this summer, on a missions trip where she will share her faith with hundreds of people. We want to thank Nancy for her time in sharing with us her vision and heart for un-churched people and for allowing us to tell her story through the editor of the Sandusky Tribune. Her long-term goal is two-fold; to build her ministry team but perhaps more importantly, to share her faith with others.

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