My journey in ministry started with me placing my second daughter for adoption. BIMA was the name I made up for my adopted daughter to call me one day. It was shorthand for Birthmother. Or so I thought. Fast forward 8 years later. I am sitting at a Bat Mitzvah ceremony when the Rabbi describes what my friend's daughter is standing on; a BIMA. I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
And that would have been enough, but the next day I sat in my own church and the pastor started describing what it would have looked like to see Ezra read the scriptures for the first time, As he set the scene in our minds, my ears heard again what I heard yesterday. Ezra would have been standing on a BIMA.
Realizing that BIMA is a platform and I am a speaker, I wondered what I was supposed to do with this. What was it for? As I prayed, I kept coming across fellow women in ministry would wanted me to share with them, pray for them and come alongside them on what felt like a lonely journey. Leadership can be very lonely. That's why we need each other. Ecclesiastes 4:12 fits so perfectly as BIMA's life verse because it sums up what my vision for BIMA is all about.
I have a few places I lead ministries. My business is really an evangelical ministry called Ichthus VerseWear. There, I train and equip people to evangelize using a t-shirt concept I designed with my friend Cameron.
My first ministry is mentoring women who are choosing life and adoption for their unborn children through 4 The Love Of Alex. I minister to them as a fellow birthmother. I also share my story of life and adoption at Pro-Life conferences and fundraisers.
I also help PRCs and other Pro-Life speakers up their game with content and social marketing by providing pro tips and best practices for their online marketing strategies.
If you'd like to get in touch with me personally, outside of BIMA, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org