Unfortunately, we are not able to go on this Israel trip. Sorry if you were hoping to go with us.
Dámaris’s story is now in a book! It is published by LifeWay Christian Resources, the largest publisher in the world. And, it is in Spanish! ¡Si, Español! How did this happen, you ask?
Dámaris was asked to speak in the Dominican Republic at a women’s conference called Mujer Verdadera, which is the Spanish version of the True Woman conferences put on by our dear friend, Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wogelmuth, and her ministry, Revive Our Hearts. All the speakers were excellent, but most of the speakers were translated from English, which makes it all a little harder to focus. Dámaris spoke in Spanish, of course. She first gave her testimony, then in her second session, she spoke on the book of Ruth. Those messages (in Spanish) are available on YouTube here.
Cris Garrido, the Spanish publisher for B&H, a division of LifeWay, was at the conference with his wife. He approached Dámaris after the sessions and said, “Your story needs to be in a book!” That was February, 2015. It is a wonderful book, full of the biblical truths that the Lord has been teaching Dámaris through her life experiences. It is not an autobiography (my life is not that interesting, she says), but neither is it a Bible study. It is a beautiful blend of both, under the over-arching theme of dying to self.
“Adios a mi” is the title. Translated, it means “Goodbye to Me,” which also happens to be the title of a wonderful song on Dámaris’s recent CD, Walk With Me. The book is written in Spanish. Are there plans to translate it into English? Not yet. The Lord apparently wanted it in Spanish first, so we trust that He knows why.
In August and September, we will be traveling to Argentina twice; in November we will go to the Dominican Republic, then next spring will find us in Mexico. God is opening up doors (puertas) for Dámaris in Latin American circles, and we are going through them.
Pray for us, for our travels, and for the people that God brings to listen, regardless of what language they speak. And, pray for the readers of Adiós a mi to find the true happiness there is in dying to our self interests and obeying Christ, trusting the Lord to have His way in our lives.
The book is available on our website, of course, and also on Amazon. If you have Spanish speaking friends, why not consider ordering a gift for them? We are working on the audiobook here in our home studio, so it will be available soon, too, Lord willing.
Dámaris spoke at a Ladies' Breakfast in Smithtown, NY last weekend. Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, headed by Pastor Zarlengo and his wife, Diane, holds a lot of memories. Dámaris's mother, Aimee Garcia Cortese, spoke there several times when Dámaris and her sisters traveled as a trio with her. We re-acquainted with some old friends, even one of Dámaris's childhood friends!
How does the Lord require this from us, and also supply the grace to do it? Dámaris teaches how we can trust the Lord to do it through us. (Micah 6:7-8) Listen to her message here.
Those two words are used by lots of computer programmers to verify that their systems are working. As we embark on a new website look, with a new website building software, I just felt it was fitting. Neither Dámaris nor I have ever been confused with actual programmers, but with Google, free website software, email and time, it seems like one can do anything nowadays.
Welcome to our new journey at website development. This will be our home page for now. There are a lot of exciting things to explore... You can see where Dámaris will be traveling, even on a map to see how close she will be to your home! You can be encouraged by listening to lots of her messages (in English and Español) from women's conferences and other places where she has been asked to speak. And, of course, you can visit the Store and order on her CDs and message series to be delivered right to your home. All her CDs are listed, even those that are out of print! And, all of her music is downloadable on CD Baby or iTunes and other music download sites.
Your church leadership or conference organizer can even invite Dámaris to come and minister on this site. Simply click on the Booking tab and everything is spelled out as clearly as we know how.
Singer, bi-lingual conference speaker, teacher and now published author, Dámaris just wants to do the next thing that Jesus Christ has planned for her.