MEET CARMEN SULLEMUN
Pastor Carmen shares: “God has placed a burden in my heart for His People, and a call on my life to minister to the inner hurts of those who others have pushed aside and left to become “marginalized people”. Marginalized people are those who feel shut out, but are fighting to survive daily living. All of us need to know that there is a purpose to this life, and there is hope even when all seems to have fallen apart. God has a plan and sees all His creation with hope and promise. God not only sees us, but says, “[we] you are a chosen people, a holy nation; a people belonging to God. Once [you] we were not a people, but now [you] we are a people of God…” (1 Peter 2: 9-10).
Pastor Carmen Sullemun, born in Panama City, in the Republic of Panama, came to the United States at the age of seven. As the daughter of a military father, she had the benefits of having travelled around the USA and Germany before knuckling down to complete her high school and further education. Pastor Carmen earned a Bachelor of Arts in (3 majors); Psychology/Sociology/Human Relations before completing post graduate studies in Theology and Pastoral Counselling. Pastor Carmen is a commissioned hospital chaplain and certified special education teacher and has received many honours for academic pursuits and community service. After accepting the call of God to Christian Ministry in 1985, Pastor Carmen was trained and licensed as a Minister by Bishop David and Pastor Claudette Anderson Copeland, at New Creation Christian Fellowship in San Antonio. She is the founder of The Well of New Beginnings Ministries, Inc., enjoys facilitating support groups, preaching , teaching, writing and taking walks along the beach. Pastor Carmen has three lovely daughters and nine grandchildren and currently resides in Florida USA. Conversations of the Heart: From Pain to Promise is Pastor Carmen's first published book but watch out for more to follow. Keep in touch with the author here.
Conversations of the Heart: From Pain to Promise
Synopsis: Broken and cracked...scabbed and bleeding… we all need to know that there is purpose to our life’s journey. A genuine hope, even when everything around us appears, shattered and beyond repair. As you read and share in the author’s true life journey, which is the inspiration behind, this wonderful heart-rending and heart-warming collection of poems. The author invites you to have those conversations of the heart, you have been too fearful to have and allow Jehovah's grace, to cover and heal you, as you too journey from pain to promise.
From Pain to Promise by Carmen M. Sullemun has been a wonderful read and experience. I say experience because the author allowed me to walk in her shoes, experiencing the journey that our Lord took her through. This beautiful narrative in poetry allowed me to see in the Spirit how grand, vast and all-knowing our God truly is. And since He sees the big picture in our lives “From Pain to Promise” expresses all emotion that one may feel throughout our living, as we seek His face and will. From page to page the poems held me and made me want to see what was coming next! Minister Carmen M. Sullemun, thank you for sharing your story with The Word of God to lead the way, and giving hope that Jesus, the Christ loves us and wants the best for us in whatever state we are in. And thank you for the opportunity to read this work of art! Beautiful! To God is the glory! Rise Hayes, USA
An inspired collection of poetry. I could feel the sun, the flutter of butterfly wings, smell the tropical fruit. Many of the poems brought back memories of my grandparents and my times as a vacationing at their home in Puerto Rico. The poems illicit emotions from deep within. I cried with Carmen’s pain, laughed and smiled at happy times. There is always an underpinning of wonder and searching within the poems and it suggests the journey of a woman to find herself, in the roles of daughter, mom, woman, child of God and the many hats we as women wear. I can very much relate to these currents as they swell, crest and fall. From Conversations of the Heart: From Pain to Promise is a wonderful collection of struggle, discovery, love and strength that is not to be missed. Christina Reedy, USA
I heard my mother once say “You will never understand my praise because you will never understand my pain”. While I now have a new understanding of what that means, it is much more introspective than I could have ever anticipated. My expectation was to learn more about her, not to uncover myself while reading, but it is a journey I’m grateful she shared. Conversations of the heart; From pain to promise is a powerful collective work from the heart of my mother that allowed me to participate along a journey that trailed the life of the woman I only once knew as mommy, from tricycle through trials, and thankfully to triumph...” Racquel Sullemun
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