My Faith Story
Where faith and healing are expressed!
Hey Beautiful Family, Fanell here.
Faith is the driving force of my life and is what disciplines me through my journey of transformation. FanellElane is all about Faith Expressed through Works. James 2:17 says, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” In other words, the outcome you are hoping for will not be evident absent of action. FanellElane is a platform interwoven with faith expressed through a variety of written, verbal, and visual works.
From a young age, I dealt with the thoughts of wanting to take my own life. In 2017, this almost became a reality. Operating in a false identity that was cast on me by the enemy for over 20 years because of pervasive sexual trauma; I did not know my identity, let alone my calling in life.
One night in November 2017, I felt totally lost and confused – not knowing who or why I was weighed on me greatly to where anxiety and depression was taking over. Life as I knew it had been pulled out from under me like a rug. I was at rock bottom. Everything I ever knew and believed in was a lie. I had been deceived, hurt, and broken. I was searching for answers. I came to know Jesus for myself that night. Jesus saved me and I gave my life to him.
The question presented to me by an encounter with the Holy Spirit was, “Will you surrender EVERYTHING (the who, what, when, why, where, and how) as you know it and let me transform your life into BEAUTIFUL or will you continue life as it is and it only get worse from here?” Well, Beautiful Transformation might as well be my middle name. By God’s unconditional love, Jesus’s saving grace, and the power of the Holy Spirit – my life is being beautifully transformed.
My first work of faith is through being the author of Chosen by God: Learning Your Identity and Position in Life. I am also the Family Pastor at Toledo First Assembly of God under the leadership of Pastors Darren and Heather Gambrell.
I hope this content ignites you to become aware, learn, and grow in your faith and start to heal your mind, body, and soul.
Let's increase our faith and heal together,
The Transformation Teacher