Hello, my name is Ranee Clements. First and foremost I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the life He has purchased for you and me! I receive Jesus in my heart at the age of 8--thanks to my dad taking me to a Baptist Church and accepting an alter call, in Flushing Michigan. Life as I knew it was not the same; I had no doubt that Jesus came to live in my heart and I became a new creation in Him!!
I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues when I was 19--what a difference that made in my life! Wow! Wish I would of known the benefits of the infilling of the Holy Spirit in my earlier years. Growing up, I wasn't raised in a traditional church setting. The benefits of being unchurched: I didn't have to unlearn a lot of religious traditions of men that the bible speaks of!
My parents divorced when I was 5 and remarried 3 times since then to other people. I have 7 siblings, that I know of! ... lol We all love the Lord, and have a relationship with Him, thank God! That's a testimony in itself! Rom.8:28 says it all!! Have to say… my Mom being of a Pentecostal background was more instrumental in being the example of how the Lord could and would be there for us as she was always praying and encouraging us and others in their time of need. My Dad, only until his later years, was faithful in his life in the Lord. He's gone on with the Lord now, I'm sure he's learning a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing him again in heaven. Mom is still with us. Thank God for family and friends that know how to pray for each other. It's evident effectual fervent prayers avail much!
I’m still growing in grace and truth in my journey with the Lord thru life's experiences and His leading. I have to say, the Holy Spirit is so wonderful in teaching me all things as I lean on Him. I thank the Lord for my Christian husband, Tim, and our beautiful talented daughter, Elise, who loves to sing and play for the Lord in worship and praise! God Bless you Richly!!