Five girls minister for God

Published 4:39 pm Friday, March 8, 2013

Divine Destiny performs at St. Martin in The Pine Assisted Living. (Contributed)

Divine Destiny performs at St. Martin in The Pine Assisted Living. (Contributed)

By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist

There are many different ways to minister for God. Just as we all have individual personalities, physical features and interests, we also have varied talents.
At Emanuel Temple Holiness Church in Alabaster, Yolanda Nabors Thomas, the director and chorographer, has two groups of girls known as Divine Destiny and Divine Destiny 2 who are busy using their talents to witness to others.
Yasmin Matthews, Chelsea Sims, Yantasia Thomas, Zikerria Dowdell and De’Erika Coleman (all Thompson students) minister in dance at churches, nursing homes, conferences, assisted living homes and locations such as Pathway House and Lovelady Center.
Last fall, the groups participated in the Susan Koman Race for the Cure and Toys for Tots.
“We seek to reverence God by making ourselves available to be used as an instrument for his kingdom,” Thomas said. “As children of the most high, we have a passion to do his will and glorify his name. We began this ministry in 2008 and the only original member we have lost to graduation is Whitney Davenport, now a student at Tuskegee. Davenport continues to support her Christian sisters and shows up frequently for ministry functions.”
With a purpose to minister to the saved and unsaved and proclaim God’s omnipotent word, Divine Destiny hopes to have part in reaching, teaching and saving God’s people.
Praying to fulfill their calling by God, these groups of young girls are excited to be part of a Christian ministry. They are exposed to many different aspects of life, such as the homeless, abused, forsaken, hopeless, jobless, infirmed and sick.
Divine Destiny covets your prayers and welcomes any opportunity to visit your church or organization.
For more information contact Thomas (THS 1987 grad) at 298-3434 or e-mail to

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