KISH: Tell us about you?
My name is Jasmine, I was born and raised in Capitol Heights, Maryland. I attended Central High School, where I received my high school diploma. I’m a wife to my husband Aaron D. Jones and a mother to my 1-year-old daughter Wynter M. Jones. I love spending time with family and being the best mother and wife I can be. In my spare time I like to shop, watch movies, blog, talk on phone with my sister, go on vacations and help people. I also love to go to church and worship the Lord. I grew up under the apostolic teachings of the late Apostle Ralph E. Green and attended Free Gospel Deliverance Temple. I was filled with the Holy Spirit and baptized at the age of 12 years old. I now attend Armor of Light Christian Worship Center, where Apostle Wayne A. Green and Prophetess Michelle Green preside.
In March of 2021 I started a blog titled, How to Overcome Death from the Eyes of a Daughter. April 18, 2022, I went public launching the website and v-log. In my blog I talk about my experience with grief that I endured from 2018 when my mom died until now. I also talk about how GOD helps me with every situation and is the reason why I want to help others like myself. My goal is to bring as many people as I possibly can to the Lord by sharing my experiences with my readers. Through all of this, I’ve learned it’s nothing like being in the presence of the Lord and that is what I want my readers to know.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Jasmine: My dream is to write a book and continue to help people. My dream will benefit myself and others because at one point I hit rock bottom, when my Mother died in 2018. I went through every emotion possible, but GOD came in and saved me. He healed me, delivered me, and set me free. I always say, “If he did it for me, He’ll do it for you”. I realize that the pain I experienced and what I went through was not for me but so I can help someone who’s dealing with grief and looking for ways to overcome it. By me going through and helping others, it is a constant reminder of where I was and where I am today and I give GOD all the glory, honor, and praise.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Jasmine: My strength has inspired me because I never knew I had it until I was faced with the loss of my mom. I had to get back to the woman God created me to be. I had to be bold enough to step out and tell the devil in his face NO MORE. NO MORE torment. NO MORE sadness. NO MORE heartbreak. NO MORE guilt. NO MORE depression and NO MORE dark days. I’m taking my life back. Writing my own narrative. Doing GOD’s will is what inspired me and will continue to inspire me because without Him I’m nothing.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Jasmine: I’ve faced fear. Fear that no one would read my blogs. Fear of this platform getting nowhere. It took a very long time for me to put my blog out for the world to see. My fear led to my procrastination. I would always make up an excuse for why I hadn’t put anything out. GOD gave me the title of my blog and future book back in 2018 and it took 2 years for me to move.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Jasmine: My family inspired me, especially my aunt Ahmia R. Chapman. She told me that I had an assignment to do and not to worry about anyone or anything. She said I needed to let GOD take care of those things. She actually helps me with the proofreading and gives her opinions on what to add or take out. I’m so grateful for my family because without them there wouldn’t be a blog.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Jasmine: I just want to encourage readers before closing out to don’t give up on GOD no matter what. He’s here for each and every one of us. Step out on faith. Allow Him to work in your life. Allow the healing process to begin. And remember, if He did it for me, He’ll do it for you.