Hello! My name is Haley Lonadier. I’m 30 years old from Haynesville, La. I am a Staff member at Mt. Grace Teen Challenge for Women in Winnfield, La. I’ve now been in ELP for a little over a year and 5 months. I absolutely love it! ELP texts and studies have been very beneficial to my ministry as an emerging leader. The books for each course have been just what I needed at the right time. Being involved in the ELP course and working in Teen Challenge has helped me apply motivational skills and guided me to dig deep to find and use my God-given gifts. Also, this program has provided information that encourages me to set goals for success in my life and ministry. I have absolutely changed my direction to further my Biblical studies and personal life applications. Here at Teen Challenge through ELP, my abilities to perform in ministry are growing and escalating. This program definitely requires endurance from each individual participating in it, which has helped me in other areas of ministry. ELP has impacted my life tremendously! I surely recommend this program to anyone wanting to make a difference…Thank you!
Inside the Soul of A Honest Disciple
If I could ask Jesus one thing right now it would be, “Did ministry ever make you think you were crazy, losing your mind or even that you weren’t even really the Son of Man and all the rejection and ridicule you faced was beginning to tear you down and doubt the truth?
You see I have many titles, many responsibilities, many expectations, many who call on my name more than they have ever called on the name of Jesus. All these humbled glories proceed to feed my flesh, leaving my soul empty, apart for the rest and sanctification of Christ. I look into the crowd of needs, each calling my name, each yelling their disappointment of expectation, many of which I have flooded my own brain with, and sadly my Spirit too.
You see a heart planted so deep within me, that sometimes it’s so blinded by the desire to please God and see Him glorified that it forgets the navigation of His pursuit to fulfill me. He says “slow down,” He says “stop,” He says “ENOUGH!!!” It’s this cycle that affords me such fulfillment and satisfaction, that now I realize, that’s what I am worshiping. It is in this realization that I am grieved and the God that I thought I saw standing over me in applaud is actually on His face weeping for me and my soul. He is weeping and interceding that I would slow down and come back to Him. That I would come back to intimacy, He is not looking for a quick fix, He won’t even show up for it. I find in my private time warring with these feelings that my Lover has stood me up, all because He knows my heart has hardened to His intimacy. You see the same pattern I have developed with “serving Him” has carried into my personal relationship with my Jesus!
You see the enemy is the master of darkness, darkness upon which we cannot see. He is the King of deception, deceiving us and our most purest desires. Our only hope is our rawness, our brokenness and the destruction of pride, which is only to be overtaken by the Kingdom and Glory of His marvelous light! So let Him in, let His light shine and allow yourself to be utterly overtaken by His love for you! So no matter how high you might climb in leadership, it means nothing if your not going lower in your personal relationship with Christ!
Hometown: Glendale, Arizona
Teen Challenge Center: Teen Challenge Home of Hope, Casa Grande, Arizona
Year Graduated: 2008
My Testimony in Brief:
Through my addiction of being an alcoholic I lost everything. My daughter’s prayers and determination caused me to enter Home of Hope in 2007. Was I to conform during the next twelve months or was I going to be transparent and transform.
After graduating, I volunteered and was hired on as staff at HOH. Over the years one thing I have found for sure was the love and compassion that was shown and so freely given to me through Jesus Christ. I am so speechless in knowing that so many stood by me in my journey even in the good times and in the tough times.
The Purpose and Calling God has Given Me:
To be the light for His Glory
The ELP’s Impact on My Leadership:
In my heart I have come to learn if I would look deep enough within myself, I would find peace, and in this peace I would find the one who loves me the most. GOD!
Coming in December!!!
Look out for new apparels on the ELP store; ‘ELP’ dress shirts (long & short sleeve),’Put Hope Within Reach’ golf shirts & tees and ‘TC DNA’ polyester shirts & tees.
Level I Adult
This month we continue with our course Boundaries and our text: Boundaries by Dr’s. Cloud & Townsend. Boundaries define what is me and what is not me. “Learn the power of saying ‘no’ because what you focus on expands. You may not go wide but you may go deep.” ~ Tim Elmore
Level I Adolescents
The course for the adolescent track is Self Leadership and our text: Habitudes I – “The Art of Self Leadership by Dr. Tim Elmore. Elmore says “the leadership journey begins with self-leadership – we must lead ourselves before we lead anyone else.” In our daily interaction with others it’s the invisible parts of our lives that is most important. Do you make a difference in the world you live in? How do you add value to others?
Monthly Book Orders and Grades
Southeast Rep’s can go to Google Drive and search for ELP Monthly Order Form and Grade Sheet Edited. Look for your center’s name in the tabs at the bottom and fill in your center’s information. No need to save or email the spreadsheet (Google Drive saves it and I can access the info from my Drive). If you place an initial order on the form and update the order later (i.e. add 2 more books) after we have ordered your books, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com to let us know. Thank you.