Written by Min. Che’ri Humphrey, M.ED; March 7, 2014; revised 3/17/14, 3/24, 3/25, 3/26, & 3/31
Founder & President of Diamonds In The Rough (DITR)…Finding The Spirit In Me!
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TALK 2 ME MEDIA SPEAKS WITH PASTOR CHIQUITA STEPHENSON
FOR EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION INTERVIEW TO GET INSIDE DETAILS OF HER LIFE,
AND WHAT LED TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES AT NEON, INC. IN NORWALK, CT.
...continued from pt.2 read on until the end of the story....WHO SHE IS:
Part 3 the continuation of Pastor Chiquita Stephenson’s journey, and revelatory happenings as an employee of NEON, INC. (rvs’d 3/26/14, 3/31/14)
“… The past leadership and the elected officials were calling for them to step down. And it was hard because there was a core group of us that worked in the community for a long time. We determined that we had to get an understanding of the programs and its contracts; and the issues facing the agency because if we didn’t we knew the doors were going to close. The harder part about what we found out about that was not just the deficiency in the organization, but the deficiencies we found throughout the state that effected tax payers and families trying to get themselves out of poverty. Although what we found was devastating we tried to remain focused on NOT pointing fingers, but acknowledging the deficiencies and putting together a plan of action that would help us help families,” stated Chiquita Stephenson.
I’d like to thank her for opening up herself by telling us what took place at NEON, Inc, and the journey of her life thus far. Chiquita is an amazing women who came out of the projects and with the help of God built a future for herself and family by reaching back to others like herself so that they may not be underprivileged and have the same opportunities as those coming from more affluent backgrounds. We salute all those you’ve helped, the battles you’ve fought to make others futures brighter, and for having the courage to let the world in on your testimony of struggle and triumph. God bless you.
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BEGAN 2/20-Diamonds in the Rough...is extending women bible groups as a continuation of our Running Into the Light! Women Survivor of Abuse Workshops at 6:30pm-7:30 open to anyone struggling with issues in the area of any type of abuse TO TAKE PLACE AT PRIVATE LOCATION EVERY THURSDAY EVENING.
3/26-4/16 RIL (Running Into the Light) will be on break. Resumes on 17th. Get your homework done ladies, and I'll see you soon.
3/22 @12-2:30 & 4/12@11-1:30 at the Bridgeport Burrough Sadens Library and South Norwalk Public Library on Sat 4/5 & 4/19 at 12:30-2:30 are the DITR auditions for (ASIB) "A Star is Born 6: The Fix!" coming for youth ages 8-19 years old still in school. All areas of performing arts, bring cd music or instrument, parent to fill out registration and application if under 18, and bring your best game! CALL 203.952.9807 FOR MORE INFO.
3/28/14-3/30/14- MIN CHE’RI HUMPHREY’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION-THE COMPLETE PACKAGE.
A STAR IS BORN 6-----BRIDGEPORT AUDITIONS SCHEDULED FOR:
BRIDGEPORT, CT BURROUGH SADENS LIBRARY AUDITIONS FOR YOUTH 8-19 IN SCHOOL SAT 3/22@12-2, & 4/12@11-1:30P,
SOUTH NORWALK LIBRARY 4/5 & 4/19 FROM 12:30-2:30PM.
MUST BE WITH A PARENT IF UNDER 18 YRS OLD. APPLICATIONS, & REGISTRATION REQUIRED ON THE DAY OF YOUR AUDITION. BRING YOUR MUSIC CD OR INSTRUMENT.
REGISTRATION IS $25 PER CHILD, AND PER PERSON FOR GROUPS. MAX FOUR PPL IN GROUP. CLEAN MUSIC IF SINGING. NO SEXUAL OVERTONES OR VULGARITY. RAPPERS, SINGERS, GROUPS, DANCERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, INSTRUMENTALISTS ARE ALL WELCOMED!!!!
Current champions: Brett Joshua Gantt STAR DIAMOND WINNER, and Alecia Green our reigning DIAMOND TWINKLE CHAMPION. Registration $25 per child.
5/10/14-the McDonald's Gospelfest at the Prudential in Newark, NJ (get your tickets now). DITR T2M MEDIA is looking for 3 people to join the team as volunteers for media coverage with Min. Che'ri call 203.952.9807 or write to email@example.com
Husssshhhh, Hold your peace and be still
I’ma slip you some words that are holy ghost spirit filled
Little Richard neva took God’s place
God IS the Originator & Creator- that’s not up for foolish debate
Cuz in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver
So start cleanin’ up the words that you say- cuz the wrong words can killa ya
Listen, he spoke creation into existence and for this I am here
Made in His image and likeness, creativity resides here
LOOOOK--- no more labels attached to me
Not bound by your impressions of what you said I should be
I’m like the woman with the issue of blood so STEP ASIDE!
I might accidentality “drip- drop” some of this fresh, anointed wine, if you don’t mind!
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world
Don’t try to bottle me up cuz’ this flask might burst
He can give us peace that passes all understanding
Hold up--STOP! Am I too demanding?
You’re so supposed to have faith and believe
All things are possible in Christ Jesus
So when the enemy tells you, you used to, you can’t, you aren't, and you won’t be
Remind him that he has no right or authority over your destiny, so FLEE !
Instead he’ll be used as footstool to reach your dreams
Laugh, and smile in the face of adversity!
See, we don’t need man’s titles because we’re born with diverse, unique, complexity
Rip off those phony labels since they really don’t mean a thing
Please no blockin’ passage ways or stickin’ your labels on Creativity
Cuz I am her and she is me
It ‘s not what YOU say, but who GOD created me to be.
Written by Che'ri Humphrey, Fndr/Pres of Diamonds in the Rough...Finding the Spirit in Me! Copyrights ©2008 (2/1/08)
This piece won 1st place at the McDonald's Gospelfest 2008 at the Prudential in NJ
Deuteronomy 19:15-17: "A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. 16 "If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, 17 then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.
Exodus 23:1 "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. 2"You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;…
Psalm 27:12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
Proverbs 14:5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
Proverbs 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
To accept Christ as your personal savior speak aloud & mean it in your heart: Romans 10:9-11
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