Laura graduated from MSU in Business Administration and worked in HR Management for more than 20 years. She is married with 2 adult children, all currently working and living in southern California.
How did God call you to DCPI?
Once my children graduated from college, I wanted a 2nd career with greater eternal consequences. I was praying to become a part of an organization that prayed and acknowledged Jesus Christ as part of their culture. The Lord gave me more than I could ask for when he led me to an organization whose calling is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. The Lord has His eyes on His son and Jesus has His eyes on His church and I am so excited to be a part of what He is doing in the days in which we are living.
What is your personal vision statement or life scripture?
I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for your woe. When you go to me, go to pray to me, I will listen; when you seek me, you will find me; and when you seek me with all of your heart, you will find me and I will change your lot.
What excites you most about what God is doing through DCPI around the world?
The Lord Jesus went into the synagogues first to speak His Words. Then He went out of the synagogues, throughout the land, and spoke freely to all who had ears to hear regarding the coming of the Kingdom of heaven. I think we are living in very similar times to the early church, once again.
What miracles have you seen God perform?
Several years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. For the first couple of years, everyone prayed for her. I went to every prayer ministry team I knew of, Catholic, Protestant, and Messianic Jews, to pray with me for her. Last December, we were told she had only one month to live and to come see her and to say our goodbyes. I went to her hospital bed with my children and husband. We sat, talked, and said our goodbyes. Approximately 2 weeks later, the doctors examined her and said she was completely healed. There was no sign of cancer anymore.
What have been the most influential books in your life?
Obviously, The Word of God first.
A Song to Haiti, second, spoke to me about the difference between charity versus lasting change for the Kingdom of Heaven with eternal consequences.
Third, For the Love of My People, by exiled Chinese Catholic Bishop Joseph Wu, because the first level of revelation from Jesus was for the church when He said, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God… we can only have 1 master for we will love one and hate the other or we will be devoted to one and despise the other.