A Story of Transformation and Deliverance
When the Lord lets you know he has an assignment for you, how do you respond? If you are like Sabrina Jones, you simply ask, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Sabrina Jones, our featured mom for this Motherhood Monday. Ten years ago, Sabrina grew very aware that coming to church and helping to fill the pews was not enough. There was more work to do in the vineyard and she needed to know how the Lord wanted to use her. She sat down and began to build a plan and, over the course of 10 days, she had given life to a ministry she calls “Transformation”. It is a women’s ministry focused on deliverance and transformation.
Sabrina lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband and they are the proud parents of three adult children. Professionally, Sabrina works as a Chemical Analyst for a local corporation. She’s a devoted and long-term member of Evangel Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Greensboro, NC where Pastor Otis Lockett Jr serves as Superintendent. She loves meeting people and possess a very outgoing personality that she uses to build her ministry and bring glory to the Kingdom of God.
On a global scale, 2020 has been a year like no other. And for Sabrina, her challenges were multiplied. It began in January of 2020, when she learned that her reoccurring tumor would require surgery. It was major surgery. The doctors at UNC determined that a portion of her jaw would have to be amputated. This was not the news Sabrina wanted to hear but she would put her trust in Him, gather her courage and move forward. She underwent surgery in January and a second one in March. By the Lord’s grace and abundant favor, Sabrina returned to work in April of this year!
I asked Sabrina to tell me more about her Transformation Ministry and how it began. At first, Sabrina admits she had to deal with fear. “I was scared about doing something wrong”, she recalls. In addition, she was concerned that others may not give her permission to lay the foundation she needed. But she did not allow her fears to reign over her. Instead, she sought wisdom from above and determined that she was about her Father’s business. For her it was clear, she was not being led to get permission for her ministry. Instead, she sought those who would hear her plans and bless them. She began by getting her husband’s blessings. Next, she and her husband went together to lay out her plans to the late Pastor Otis Lockett Sr. He was happy to give her his blessings.
Ten years later, Sabrina’s blessings have served to bless many others. Today, Transformation has served more than 2,500 women in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Texas. Sabrina finds great satisfaction in knowing that her ministry has worked to transform the lives of black and white women too. The Transformation Experience aims to set women free from oppressive bonds and generational wounds. It is a two-day, intensive deliverance and healing ministry that incorporates Biblical teaching along with a raw and honest exposure of tough and often uncomfortable issues so many women face. Ultimately, women leave the experience as disciples who disciple. Participants are strongly encouraged to commit to continuing their spiritual growth after completing the program.
Sabrina depends on a team of very capable women to make the Transformation Experience what it is. COVID19 restrictions have delayed some of their plans. However, Sabrina and her team remain dedicated to reaching and serving more women soon. If you are interested in learning more about the Transformation Experience, you can find Sabrina Jones on Instagram (@sabrina_jones88) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sabrina.jones.39948).