"I will be a light to all for my God" - Matthew 5:14-16
Minister Natasha is a wife and a mother to three children, two step-children and one adopted son. Kymberly, the eldest, Clifton also known as "Gee", named after his father, passed away December 8, 2015 and little Dominick is the baby of the family.
Natasha rededicated her life to the Lord after her son passed away in December of 2015 and later became an Ordained Minister. She was raised Southern Baptist her entire life, and although she knew religion, she struggled with her relationship with God. Natasha was born in Lake Charles, La. but was raised on a small island named Isle de Jean Charles as a child, and later moved to the nearby town of Houma, La. She now resides in Roanoke, Va. where she lives with her husband and son Dominick.
Her passion is God, family and ministry. She is a member of an amazing local curch in the Roanoke Valley that focuses on the truth of God's Word and the church's focus is about 95% outreach, both local and oversees. Natasha ministers to a local group home for troubled children every third Sunday of the month where she spends time with children that are headed down the same path she once was in hopes that her testimony will prevent the next generation from making the same mistakes. One of many missions Natasha devotes time to is spreading awareness of suicide and suicide prevention to the community and working dilegently to remove the stigma attached to mental health illness. Reading her Bible and journaling is a daily routine along with prayer and worship with her son Dominick.
Natasha has overcome many obsticles in her life including sexual abuse, a young wife, divorce, prison, infertility after 2 ectopic pregnancies, she has battled uterine cancer, 2 hip surgeries, brain surgery and several more surgeries scheduled due to a rare form of rhumetoid arthritis. But, through it all, Natasha has remained faithful. She refusses to be a victim, instead she is victorious. Natasha is a survivor, a testimony that has and will continue to change lives forever. She uses those testimonies to empower people, proving to others that God has the power to change people through His grace and mercy. Reminding people that what the enemy meant for evil, God will turn it around for their good if we just hold on to hope, that grain of mustard seed.
Natasha wasn't always a minister. She dropped out of high school in the 9th grade. She later got her G.E.D and went to college earning her degree in Practical Nursing while working as a CNA during those two years. She has a passion for the elderly community and visits a local nursing home in the area to spread the gospel. She h brain surgery January of 2016 and since then man has claimed her dissabled, but God, He is using her in a powerful way. Although Natasha may never get to practice nursing again due to the permanent damage to her memory, she stays positive and grounded in the Word of God. In fact, she is currently working on her bachelors degree in ministry through Christian Leaders Institute, learning the history of the Bible to better minister and understand the Bible on a more personal level. Natasha is such an inspiration to many, all of her time dedicated to volunteering and guest speaking is all done for free because she believes the Word of God should not have a price tag and should be spread amoungst all because it is what she is called to do!
Feel My Real Ministry came to life on February 20, 2016. Myself and a good friend from church, Vanessa Flemming, had a vision. God had shown us our purpose so we wrote it down and made the vision plain.
We came up with the name one day on our way to minister to a local group home. We were trying to figure out something new we could do with the children, something "hip and cool", so we came up with the slogan feel my real. We really were using it in terms of being transparent with them and not so much like the rest of the adults they encountered daily. It was a hit!!!
Thats when we decided that Feel My Real would be the perfect name for our ministry. A change came with the ministry when God showed Vanessa that she needed to focus on a book she had been writting for years. So I prayed about it and God instructed me to allow Him to finish what He started. I remained obediant and continued to allow God to use me and WOW is He using me! I vowed to give it my all, in honor of my son Gee, and do whatever it takes to suceed at building Gods Kingdom. For me, this ministry wouldnt be what it is if it wasn't for my sons death. So in a way it's a way to pay tribute to him and give back to the community on his behalf. I speak at schools on suicide prevention, bullying and removing the stigma attached to mental health illness. I minister in youth detention centers and prisons. I volunteer at the homeless shelter and spend time with the homeless community to see how I can better help facilitate with resource help and in return reduce the local homeless population.
Feel My Real means exactly what it says. It means transparency, truth, hope and understanding. This Ministry is a faith based ministry, I speak often on faith and what it takes to build your faith. I don't minister or share religion, I minister and teach about relationship. That's what it's really about! Not structure and order that says you have to wear this and can't look like this, that is religion. Relationship is personal, it's intimate and special. When speaking on building a relationship with God I often refer to my husband. How could I have a 14 year reltionship of love, trust, knowledge of who he is, if I never spoke to him and asked him about his life and interest? How would it last if the only way I knew anything about him was by a book that was written by family, friends and foes? It's the same way with God, He wants you to ask Him questions, get to know Him on a personal level so you can build trust, love and knowledge. Reading the Bible is a good start but we can't, as sinful humans, expect to grow in love and trust just by reading the Bible, we need to pray! Speak to Him! Get to know God for yourself, I promise, He will embrace you with open arms. Go ahead, it's never too late!
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Going out on the streets of the Roanoke Valley is a passion of mine.Learn More
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I help with assisting the homeless community with resources to aid in their recovery. My primary goal is to spread the infectious love of Jesus Christ throughout my community with blessing bags, resources and prayer. I allow God to use me to better guide them in the direction that can help get them into a warm home and off of the streets and out of the shelters. Everybody deserves a home!Learn More
I will be ministering through dance and giving a recent testimony. Join me as I share the Gospel with the homeless community!
AFSP's anual walk to fight against suicide and bring awareness to the suicide epidemic. Help Feel My Real Ministry Walk for Gee reach our monetary goal or even join our team to show that YOU stand for something so important! Just go to www.afsp.donordrive.com and either donate or join our team! We will be happy to have you!
I want to tell you, a little, about how Natasha's testimony has affected my life. When she had first stepped foot into Kingdon Harvest, I said "I know that lady", but I couldn't figure out from where, at that moment. Believe it or not the enemy would not allow me to go speak to her that day. So a few weeks went by and she kept coming to church and one day God told me to pray for her and to hug her. This was before I even knew what she was facing with her brain tumors. After I had prayed for her God told me that she would be under his care. I had no idea what he was saying to me at that moment. When Natasha went to the hospital to have her operation, the whole church prayed for her, but I felt like I needed to pray for her at all times. So I prayed every single day until she made it back into the house of the Lord. I knew she was dealing with a sickness and at the time the enemy was trying to effect my body again with an illness that I already had victory over. So seeing Natasha gave me hope & strength to make it. She had so much Grace over her that God told me she would be used and for his Glory!!! I had approached her about being a part of The Out Reach Ministry at Kingdom Harvest ( The Street Ministry) and she was more then happy to except!!! I was happy as well.... after a few outtings Natasha decided that she wanted to take it a step further and allow God to use her in a way that would touch so many. She started her own ministry called 'Feel My Real', which is a ministry like no other. She reaches so many by going into the streets, ministering over the phone and using social media. To me, Nastasha is a blessing who I am glad God sent into my life. There is nothing that she wouldn't do to give God his Glory.. she is very special to us here at Kingdom Harvest, we love her and think the world of her.Terri Assini: Buisness Owner/Outreach Coordinator for Kingdom Harvest Int.
If I had to sum up Natasha in one word it would conquerer. I've only known her for about a year or so, but I know she has overcome some overwhelming obstacles. I believe that is what makes "Feel My Real" such an awesome ministry. I personally believe that the best ministries come from those who have been through hard times, but perservered through faith and patience, and Natasha has definitely done this. I appreciate Natasha and her ministry and I know she will reach a lot of people by allowing them to feel her real.Jason 'J. Keys' Hairston: Buisness Owner/Minister/Christian Rapper
Feel My Real Ministry is a God given vision that Natasha and I believed in and stepped out on faith to pursue. Without the Spirit of God neither of us would’ve had the strength or endurance to bring the vision into fruition. Feel My Real Ministry is a soul winning ministry that helps those who are suffering emotionally, spiritually and financially with words of encouragement, scripture and a shoulder to lean on by utilizing social media, YouTube, email and a crisis line. Natasha Harper is a great motivational speaker capturing the eyes and hearts of the audience with her own strong personal testimony of lifelong trials, tribulations and experiences. Natasha is extremely passionate about helping the youth, especially young girls, to become the kings and queens that God intended them to be. Feel My Real was created to help bring the youth and anyone else to the expected end that God intended for them one day at a time. I’m in expectation of all the upcoming extraordinary ventures that are in store for this selfless and compassionate young women Natasha Harper and her ministry. I dare you to present the problem and allow Feel My Real to be the solution.Vanessa Hunter: Self-employed
During her time volunteering at HopeTree Family Services, Natasha Harper has shown an excitement for youth ministry. She comes with a realness that the teens can relate to. Through sharing her story the teens learn that their lives are not so different and that a relationship with Christ is a possibility.Adele Henderson: Reverend
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