Treasures from the Heart - Unlocking the Abundant Life!
How the Ministry Began

Walking the neighborhood"I remember walking the neighborhoods and placing fliers in the mailboxes inviting neighbors to my home. Surely they will come, I thought."

I believe with all of my heart that this ministry began in the heart of God. Treasures from the Heart started as a Bible Study in my home in the fall of 1990 when my family and I lived in Virginia on the outskirts of Washington, DC. I shared what I felt God was calling me to do with my Pastor at Burke Community Church. With his support, I forged ahead with much fear and trembling. I remember walking the neighborhoods and placing fliers in the mailboxes inviting neighbors to my home. I thought surely people would want to know how Jesus could help them as He had helped me. And so they came! I shared each week how God had helped me through trusting in His Word. I encouraged them to do the same. One woman even brought her husband and it grew! They liked the teachings so much, they began to pressure me to put them on tape so they could listen to them again. I thought they were nuts! But, I did! I went to K-Mart, bought a tape recorder and some tapes and began to record the teachings. Not only did they want them, but they offered to buy them. Imagine that!

Now, many years later, Treasures from the Heart is still a focus of God’s heart. His desire is to heal the brokenhearted by unlocking the things that hinder people from experiencing more joy in their lives. Reaching people’s hearts with the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ is my desire as Treasures from the Heart continues to grow. I believe God has lead this ministry step by step to where it is today. I’m always amazed how He continues to use me. At the heart of it all, my desire still continues to be to simply share how God can empower people to lead a more abundant life. I know what He has done for me and I want others to experience this, also. God doesn’t have favorites. We’re all His favorites!

May you truly be blessed as you partake of this ministry and may you be encouraged to keep being obedient to God's direction in your life. The Bible says not to despise the days of small beginnings. God knows what He is doing in your life. You just may be surprised where He takes you. So, don't give up. Each step is important and necessary. Do each step with all your heart as unto the Lord!

Blessings as you continue your walk with the Lord,

Pastor Forshia Ross