While I have known of Jocelin for a few years, I just recently met her in May, at Purify 2013. Jocelin is very much a 'take charge' personality. Her passion for purity is wonderful to see. I'd encourage any Hebrew singles to consider attending Purify 2014. It could change your life.
I accepted Yeshua as my personal Savior just before I turned seven and was baptized a few months later. Since I was saved at such a young age, I struggled in my teen years with feeling as though I did not have a “dynamic” testimony like many people who have been saved out of a difficult lifestyle. I was sharing this with someone who had a “dynamic” story, and his reply will always stick with me. “Jocelin, you have a more amazing testimony. God saved you from having to go through all the trials and tribulations. That is an even greater illustration of His love and protection.” It really made me appreciate my testimony, and I share this because I know many young people who have grown up in believing homeschooling families have asked this same question I once asked.
My family came to a Torah life and understanding of our Hebrew Roots in late 2004/early 2005. After growing up Southern Baptist, we had been going to a Mennonite church which had challenged our typical thinking on modest dress and the headcovering. It allowed us to ask the question of “What else have we been taught based on tradition versus the Bible?” That question led us to realize that Christmas and Easter were pagan and Yahweh’s seventh day Sabbath had never been done away with. As a result, my family began keeping Shabbat, the Biblical Feast Days, eating Biblically clean, and keeping Torah.
I have the privilege of serving through Standing in YHVH’s Hand Ministries, which I founded in February 2011, where the mission is to train believers how to be stronger in their walk with the Messiah and free of the "world" through lifestyle, finances, and relationships. Since I worked for Crown Financial Ministries (founded by Larry Burkett) and was over the financial coaching department with approximately ten thousand coaches, I brought that passion for Biblical finances into my ministry. I have also always had a heart for purity and have taken that into working with singles particularly focused on that topic. Also, I have had the blessing of working with many of the top Torah Teachers here in the US and learning much from their willingness to mentor and teach. My life goal is to take what I learn and pass it on to others. Luke 12:48 (CJB) “From him who has been given much, much will be demanded.” I want to encourage others to come along on the journey with me!
Finally, I was asked to share some lessons that Yahweh has taught me in the past year. This past year has been one of learning to trust Yahweh even more so…and I continue to learn that lesson every day.
I had the privilege of hosting Purify 2013 – Retreat for Hebrew Roots Singles a little over a month ago. The entire seven months leading up to the event was a faith walk of seeing Yahweh work from the smallest detail to the grand climax. I had to take a leap of faith that the event would even go, and as I followed His leading by faith and obedience, He blessed beyond measure. You can read the entire story here. It encouraged me to be secure in His plan for my life and know that as long as I’m in the center of Yahweh’s will, He will take care of even the most minute points!
I hope and pray my sharing has been an encouragement to you! Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.