Thrive

In one of the darkest moments of Rosa Roman’s life, God called her to ministry. After she and her husband divorced in 2002, she and her son left Puerto Rico and traveled to Orlando, shattered, but determined to grow spiritually and professionally. While in Orlando, she found a home at Generation of Faith Church. Here she began to deepen her faith and currently serves as the church accountant while she pursues a master’s degree at Asbury Seminary.

“The Lord began to teach me, speak to me, and equip me for ministry,” Rosa said. “Through prophecy the Lord told me that he had entrusted a restoration ministry into my hands, working with divorced women and single mothers.”

Rosa has watched God transform the lives of single mothers, who like herself were abandoned by their husbands. María Peña, a single mother of two, started attending the small group Rosa led. Rosa watched María grow in her faith and learn to tell others the story of God’s grace in her life.

“She has been with us for 12 years and evangelizes every person who needs Christ,” Rosa said. “She tells each person her testimony so that people will know what God has done for her.”

Rosa began her degree at Asbury Seminary in 2016 and expects to graduate in 2022 with a M.A. in Leadership. The bilingual classes offered on the Orlando site have allowed Rosa to pursue her degree more easily since English is not her first language.

“This degree has been equipping me at a professional level to work and equip leadership in any area, whether in church or the workplace,” she said. “It’s very good for those who are fluent in both English and Spanish and has helped me immerse myself in the English language to do the required work to come out victorious. God has been with me!”

With this degree, Rosa seeks to take steps of faith to follow the Lord’s leading for her life. She is especially grateful for scholarships and those who have helped her financially while she pursued her degree.

“I want to thank all the sponsors who contribute their money to help those like me who cannot afford a master’s degree to help in the kingdom of God,” she said. “I bless you with every heavenly blessing and urge you to continue to sponsor students who have the desire to study but do not have sufficient funds to do so.”

Rosa continues to serve as a teacher, discipleship leader and accountant within the church.  She also serves as secretary of the board of directors, Discipleship Ministry Leader, Senior Ministry Leader, and associate pastor with other pastors. After graduating she hopes to work as a pastor and prepare future leaders within the congregation.

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