Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacy Egbo.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Stacy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am Stacy Egbo, 49 years old mother of 5 natural-born children and three adopted children. A grandmother to two, a boy Noah and a girl Ciana. I live in Richmond, Texas USA with my husband Pastor Tony.
I have been a singer as much as I can remember, at age 7, I led my first worship session at a church with over 700 congregants. I remember feeling that this natural, this is where I am supposed to be. My ministry started that day and has evolved into a multinational ministry that it is today.
I also remember being prayed for by my college Pastor and he told me that God has called me to bring joy to His people and to put a smile on their faces. I thought it will be only through music but over the years God has truly used me to be a blessing to so many all over the world.
After Katrina happened in 2007, I was thrown literally into the Medical Missions Ministry. As a young graduating Nurse, all I desired was to go out to the community and lend my skills, my services and my love for hurting people.
Since then till now, I have visited over 40 cities around the world and has taken care of thousands of sick and mentally ill patients.
My music ministry still plays a major part in introducing me to these cities, sometimes the only thing a community wants is to be entertained or ministered to spiritually. So, when I sing, I also nurse them back to health.
It’s been a joy watching people light up and spring back to life just because of a single sometimes very small act of kindness.
In 2013-14, God asked me to rebuild a small run-down church for a single parent in Belize. With the assistance of YASM NA, we completed that church building and assisted so many people in that community.
In 2012, I met some special widows from Mandela Village in Rwanda. For the last seven years, we have assisted them in putting electricity in the village, paying their electric bills yearly, rebuilding their schools, and purchased water tanks ( filters supplied by WHO) to provide the village with clean running water.
My heart desire is to continue rebuilding communities, continue showing love to the unloved and giving Hope to many who are hopeless.
Recently, in the past two years, God has asked me to raise women in the community and empower them to walk in their purposes. We started JUSTDOIT WOMEN’S CONFERENCE. A different kind of conference, not church-based but a community based to encourage women to rise up and do what God has called them to do. Over 500-600 women has gathered and we took off with our dreams in front of us, many are doing what they have never done before. I have seen women in the community pursuing their ministry, starting a business, going back to school, finishing up a dormant project, fulfilling a goal that they never knew they will accomplish. It brings tears of joy to my eyes hearing testimonies from all over the world of women rising up from discouragement and difficulties and facing the challenges and yet coming out victorious. I thank God every day for that.
There’s still so much to be done and we are relentless. I want to see our women stronger and very successful.
Next year, we continue with the conference on April 11, 2020.
A new book coming out, my first, and a new EP with collaboration from other women.
I am looking forward to turning 50 next year and celebrating. Thank you again for allowing me to share my story.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Wow. No, it has not been smooth at all
Of course, every journey has its trials, ups and downs.
One of my biggest struggles was managing my family (young children) while I was on the road.
I was able to utilize the assistance of my mother in law and my younger sister. Both volunteered to stay in my home and watch my children. I also made sure I had clear instructions on things I wanted for my children and monitored the progress from wherever I was. I learned quickly to find ways to communicate with my family no matter how remote I place I was. And to spend quality time with them whenever I get back.
My husband helped a lot too and I am always so grateful to God for him.
I also sometimes try to cook lots of food and store it up to last until I get back. Lately, everyone in the house now cooks what they like, lol.
What should we know about Stacy Egbo international ministeries? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a philanthropist.
A registered nurse.
A community activist (breast cancer awareness initiative).
A recording artist.
Not in this order, lol!
Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
I am a product of having great Mentors, I had one (my Chemistry Teacher) and I am a great mentor too.
Very involved in my mentee’s lives, always monitoring their progress.
As a mentor, you must be passionate about your mentees, their goals their dreams and know them very well. You have to ask the tough questions and be willing to be vulnerable too.
- Website: stacyegbo ministries international.com
- Phone: 8328928635
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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