Hello, I’m Susan Clarke, missionary to Guatemala, united with Living Water Teaching. My life recently changed from married to single. Two years ago, my husband left after thirty years of marriage. It was one of the most difficult experiences to date in my life. I was unprepared and never saw it coming.
God is my ever present help. He has been so faithful every step of the way. He walks with me as a wise counselor, leading me each day out of the pain and utter despair I faced at the onset of this life change. I praise Him loudly and unashamedly. What a wonder You are Lord!
I formerly was the founder and president of Renewed In His Presence Ministries, Inc. I have traveled around the world evangelizing, teaching, discipling, and preaching the Word of God. As I’ve served, giving myself to God and the vocation of ministry, many things have been developed in my life. This blog is an attempt to share my experiences and what I’ve learned over the years, as well as communicate with friends and loved ones.
The Christian experiance is a life long walk with many people, yet deeply personal. We are community yet individual at the same time. Growing up into what this looks like is an integral part of the journey. I have honestly and humbly sought to follow Christ. This has lead me down more than one path and has brought me to hear and see through different lens a time or two.
The goal here is simply to communicate the knowledge gained. I JUST WANT TO WRITE… So I hope you will be challenged and stirred as you read on! His Kingdom is so different than the Kingdoms of this world. Give us eyes to see Lord, and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. We want to know YOU!
I Pray your roots will go down deep as you seek Him (Christ Jesus the Lord) daily!
A BRIEF BIO— (ALTHOUGH THERE IS MORE THAT CAN BE SAID), Just for those who maybe are interested…
I am a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, Tulsa,Oklahoma (84, 85), Living Word Bible Training Center, Fullerton, CA (94). Recently, until our move to Bellville, TX in December 2014, I served as Co-Founder and Pastor with my husband Henry, at Hillsview Church in Syracuse, NY.
I’ve served in many areas in church such as, Praise and Worship, Children’s Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Women’s Ministry, and Pastoral Care Ministry. I served as President of Women’s Aglow, Arlington FL in the mid 80’s, as well as served in Europe as a missionary with Youth With a Mission.
My ex-husband and I had the privilege of working with such leaders as Dr Lester Sumrall, Robert Schuller, and Kenneth and Gloria Copland. We had the very special privilege to serve as Directors of Living Water Teaching, Guatemala, Central America, with Marion Zirkle Wright. That experience changed our lives forever. It’s been a full life with so many wonderful opportunities.
In the midst of a very demanding life I had the wonderful privilege of raising three lovely young ladies, our daughters Jessica, Rebekah, and Katie. If I had to acknowledge to you my greatest accomplishment, it would be loving and guiding these precious gifts from heaven! My heart is overwhelmed with awe as I take stock in years of planting, and building my family. Although a part of the structure has changed, and we are learning to allow God to form and shape the now, the nucleus has expanded. Sons-in-Love, grandchildren all bring more life to our home! My heart is full!
This is the back story, the new one is being written daily and my life has changed considerably in forty years of walking with Christ. Praise God—-
The journey continues…