came to know the Lord at age five. She was raised in a Christian home with a brother and sister. She grew up in the church and continued to be involved in church as she married and raised four children. She moved to Harlingen, Texas at age 5 and then to Waco, Texas as a teenager. She resides in Waco with her husband of 37 years and is privileged to have all her children near as well as her 8 grandchildren.
Donna Beth currently teaches Kindergarten at a private Christian school and is celebrating her 21st year of teaching. Through the years, she has seen the hand of God at work in her life as a teenager, a young mother, and throughout the raising of her 4 children. It was not until the illness and eventual death of her precious 91 year old mother that she came to know the fullness of the power and strength of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Throughout her life, she clung to the promises of God such as “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength," “My God shall supply all (my) needs," and “The Lord is my Shepherd." God was very “real” in her life and she depended on Him through the tough times and rejoiced with Him through the good times, but total dependence on Him seemed to escape her in the day to day life of mom, wife, and teacher. When her mother fell ill, even though she was the “baby” of the family, the responsibilities of making all the decisions for her mother’s care became hers. For the first time in her life, Donna Beth was faced with some very difficult responsibilities that she had no control over, no previous experience for, and no one else to lean on. For the first time in her life, she came to the realization that she had to live in total dependence on God. The scripture, “Apart from me you can do nothing” became very real. She recognized that God was her source for everything and with Him nothing is impossible.
Today, she lives her life with the calm assurance that God is her source for all things and that she can do nothing in her own power. She claims His Word, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7