My name is Pastor Deb Tangen. There was a day that if you had told me I would ever call myself a Pastor, let alone a Christian, I would have laughed so hard, I would be crying. The journey has been long but fruitful. There are so many things in my lift that led up to this very moment and slowly but surely, I plan on posting them.
First of all, let me introduce you to who I am. I am a 52 year old female. I am married to a wonderful man that has gone though so very much with me and yet he is still here. A true gift from God, I am sure. I am a mother. My daughter went home to be with the Lord 7 years ago, at the age of 17. But I have decided that once you are a mother, you never stop being one. I will post so much more regarding my daughter, in time. Her name is Kaitlyn Marie Tangen and I know she is dancing with Jesus. I am the operations manager of a non profit corporation called Mountains of Hope for Kids of the King, Inc. My husband and I started this venture with the help of some wonderful friends. This is to minister to and provide for the children of an orphanage in Guatemala known as Canica. Ever since my husband took his first trip to Guatemala, those kids and that place stole his heart. I am a missionary. I have been on 6 short term mission trips and I am leaving next week for number 7. Also number 8 is in the works. I am a dispatch supervisor with Stat EMS in Flint, MI. Recently I earned my credentials as a certified Pastor through the Assemblies of God. I am a volunteer and a leader at our church, Mount Hope Chruch, Grand Blanc.
I never imagined I would be so strong in the Lord and have so much to do to serve Jesus Christ and follow where the Holy Spirit leads me. But here I am, willing to share my story and my testimony whenever I am asked.
So I am starting this blog to keep daily thoughts and also to keep myself accountable for staying in God's will for me. I know he is ordering my footsteps but if I do not follow, I will simply be going in circles. I can only hope that what I have to share here on a daily basis may actually provide others that may read this with something to hold on to as well.