My name is Joanne Lowe. I was born in Peoria, IL but my family moved to Texas when I was a teenager. I am retired now but I have worked as a nurse's aide, a waitress and a secretary. I was the secretary to the executive director of a non-profit organization in Texas. I also owned a typing service in Texas for a short time and I owned part of a janitorial service in Texas many years ago.
I attended Pekin High School in Pekin, IL. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I did not graduate. I did take the GED test several years later at Kilgore Community College in Kilgore, TX and received a general equivalency diploma.
I attended Bee County College in Beeville, TX, and Delmar College. I also completed a six month secretarial course at a business school in Corpus Christi, TX. I did not have the privilege of graduating from college due to medical and financial reasons.
When I was a student at Bee County College, I was on the executive board of the Baptist Student Union. My responsibilities included taking my group of students to nursing homes and to the jail every week to share the good news of our risen Saviour.
On August 14, 1980, I asked Jesus to forgive me for my sins and come into my heart to be my personal Saviour. These past twenty eight years have been the happiest and most joyous years of my life.
God called me to be a missionary and I surrendered to the mission field. He has entrusted me with the ministries of encouraging pastors and writing daily devotions.
I love Jesus with all of my heart. He is my dearest and best friend. He fills my heart with joy, peace, excitement and happiness. Even in the midst of heartaches and sorrow, I have the assurance that the Saviour of the world loves me. What a Saviour, this Jesus of Nazareth!
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