IN 2006, WHILE DRIVING, I WAS SINGING MY LITTLE HEART OUT TO GOD WHILE LISTENING TO CRYSTAL LEWIS ON THE RADIO.
Suddenly, in the middle of singing, I heard in my spirit, “His name is Joseph.” I have many talents, but singing while driving and then suddenly hearing a boy’s name that I have never thought of before is not natural. I knew it was the Holy Spirit. I turned off my radio and asked, “Who is Joseph, God?” Then I heard in my spirit, “His name is Joseph, and you will be a catalyst for him as I have great plans for Joseph. He comes from an unfortunate situation, but I am going to use you to help him. Ashley Schroeder is an enthusiastic motivational speaker, author and advocate for abused and abandoned children for Holt International, a Christian organization dedicated to finding families for the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. She raises awareness to help children through sponsorships that provide a healthy and loving environment, proper nutrition, education and medical care.
Even though God gave him a nickname. “He was named Joseph at birth. I said to God, “OK, but how can I be a catalyst for someone I don’t even know? I am still a mom of two young daughters. How is this going to happen?”
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