stephanie pauline’s personal mission
|“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn; to console those who mourn in Zion. To give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified”
– Isaiah 61:1-3
The MtM Mission: To revolutionize the culture at large, one heart at a time, through the means of multimedia, ministry, and money given until everyone on earth knows and lives the love that is in Jesus Christ.
Stephanie’s Commitment to the Mission in Application: By God’s grace, I will faithfully deliver the music, the messages, and the love God has given to me through concerts, speaking engagements, publishing, and my everyday interactions. I will pay employees an average wage salary (and have personally waived my own salary) to funnel all that I can into partner non-profits, world relief efforts, varying means of social evangelism, and into the further development of MtM. I will strive to keep God and my families first, and to live above reproach.
Accomplishments to Date in Stephanie’s Own Words : Thousands upon thousands of people have been moved to tears and deep authenticity by the power of God working in their lives through MtM. I has been embraced by those young and old in the church and in drug rehab facilities. I have felt their tears brush against my face as I hold them and let them cry with me. I am so thankful and humbled that my story of brokenness and redemption has been a catalyst of healing for so many.
Here are some valuable projects I cherish that come to mind when I look back at what God has done through me and MtM over the years…
- The MtM team and I were able to raise money to purchase beds for 100 + orphans in India, and helped raise money for some short term work in India through Pikes Peak Christian Church. After a month long mission to India – this country’s need is near to my heart.
- We have handed out free CDs and Bibles to many during our events around the country and in Juvenile Detention Centers.
- We were able to send money to help with the Tsunami relief.
- We have ministered to countless people through our newsletter and web sites.
- In the past ten years I have performed over 500 concerts now. From civic centers, churches and theatres to detention/treatment centers, coffee shops, pubs, public and private schools, I share this message wherever I can.
- I have had songs playing on countless radio stations, (see media page) in over 30 countries, all around the world and been able to share with many through TV broadcasts and radio interviews. How awesome to hear from people encouraged by MtM all around the world!
- We have been able to help lots of great ministries financially and have enabled specific mission projects of some dear friends of mine, helping them to fulfill the call they have in their hearts. That has been one of the things I cherish most.
There are many plans in skeletal stages. Over ten years ago now, I wrote the MtM bylaws allow us to start orphanages, music venues, youth centers, mentorship programs and so much more – we haven’t seen anything yet. Maybe you have a mission that you want to see come to fruition through MtM. I want to offer the support you need to bring the “kingdom” to earth. This is about so much more than music!
Stephanie Pauline’s Personal Mission
Why? Because I know what it is to be lost. I’ve been in the tunnel, I’ve seen the light, and I want those who are about to give up to know that it is there. I know what it is to be forgotten and therefore I want to scream out to the forgotten that they are not forgotten. Because God has His heart beneath my chest, and it beats to bring those who are lost and tired home to a place of security and rest. Because I love truth, and I long for those who feel condemned to know the truth and receive the freedom that they have through Jesus Christ. Because I believe that all sin, all bondage, all fear, is the result of our ignorance to the beauty and love of God, and so I want to introduce people and draw them closer to my Jesus–the pure reflection of God’s heart. Because I know the need for encouragement when we’re walking out this faith, and therefore, I long to challenge, and support those who are already living out their freedom and spur them onward towards God. Because worship to me is like breathing; it must be done. Because I need…I need to express this “betweenness” that God and I have, I am overflowing. Most of all, I am doing this to bring glory to my God, the one who never forgot me, even for a moment, in all my unfaithfulness, still He did not turn away. He is my one unforsaking thing and that is why.
How? By sharing the songs that God has given me, thereby identifying with those who are lost and tired, those who are in need of encouragement, and those who simply want to celebrate the being of God. By being faithful to the music and the heart God has given me. By not unduly categorizing my music or myself, thereby ostracizing myself from others. By humbly using every aspect, the good and the bad, of my life to speak into people’s needs, and be a living example of the healing power of the mercy and grace of God, through the testimony of my gifts given and my life lived. By being faithful and honest about Jesus Christ: who He is, and what He has done for me.
My Mission: “Jesus did not come to gain a place of power. He did not come to defeat human enemies. He did not come to overthrow an unjust government. Jesus came to show the heart of God. A love that is brutally honest about what is going on, but still kneels before us to lay down His life so we can be free from the sin that infects us” – Gene Wilkes, (Jesus on Leadership). Inspired onward by the unveiling of this kneeling Jesus in my own life, my mission is to be a reflection of this same Jesus to all with whom I come in contact throughout life and through my music. To be tenderly faithful to the overwhelming love God has for His children.
Music is still the sweet balm that God uses to resurrect my heart when it becomes buried under life’s strains and stresses. What a joy to carry that resurrection power in song to those in need; dismantling even the toughest defenses, unearthing hearts. The power of this ministry is in the essential quality of love; the true, living, breathing, reality of it, in the tenor of voice, and touch of hand, without the left truly even knowing what the right is doing. The power to love, and trust like this comes from communion with the Spirit of God. Something so beyond ourselves, yet paradoxically, within us as well. We can’t conjure it or think our way into it. Through Christ we are freed to live love – that in itself…that substance…is the power to heal, and yes, “to revolutionize this culture, one heart at a time, until everyone on earth knows and lives the love that is in Jesus Christ.” This is the heart of MtM. This is my heart laid before you. Thank you for walking with me as I have grown in these years of service to MtM.
I appreciate you, your time and your consideration.
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“Not By Might Nor By Power But By My Spirit Says The Lord.”
– ZECHARIAH 4:6
“Then said the Lord to him, “Put off the shoes from your feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, (in their bondage), and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you into Egypt.”