DOZ Issue 35 September 2018 - Page 3

Dear Ladies, Editor’s Letter Welcome to September! I am very excited as this is our second anniversary since re-launching DOZ Magazine in September 2016. When I look back, I am amazed at how far we have come. I remember the weeks leading up to the re-launch of the magazine; it was crazy as I tried to work things out and it seemed like the more I tried to move the vision from the drawing board to reality the more disappointment I met. Nothing appeared to be going according to plan, and I was literally pulling my hair out in frustration. But quitting was not an option, so I carried on modifying plans each time I met with resistance. The Lord had asked me to include a feature story in the new DOZ Magazine, and I didn’t have anyone to interview, and we were about a month away from our proposed launch date. I was exasperated, to say the least. Then, my dear friend and sister, Carol Douglas- Lyles came to my aid. I didn’t tell her the mess I was in, but I guess when people are connected to you they pick up things even when you don’t say them. She sent me an email saying that she would be happy to introduce me to Karen Abercrombie who played Ms. Clara in the movie The War Room. I had just seen the movie and was really impressed by Karen’s performance so, as you can imagine, I jumped at the chance. Karen was happy to be interviewed, and I got my first feature story and also became more confident in approaching people for interviews. It was exciting but frightening and challenging doing one interview every month for DOZ Magazine because I kept thinking, what if I don’t get someone to interview? But that never happened, and God took me to the next level, DOZ Show, where I began releasing four interviews every month. And then DOZ Radio, which runs 24 hours providing inspiration for women. When I look back on the last two years, all I can say is, Wow! God has been good! I have been stretched, and I have grown, and for the woman I have become, I am eternally grateful to God. Now, of course, all this I have mentioned would not have been possible without you, our faithful readers, who have become faithful listeners of DOZ Show. So, on this second anniversary of DOZ Magazine, I want to say, “Thank you, Merci, Asante Sana, Obrigada, Obrigado.” You have been a wonderful people to serve. This is DOZ Issue 35, September 2018, and as always, it is filled with inspirational articles and stories written with you in mind. DOZ Magazine is still making its transition from a lifestyle magazine to an inspirational magazine. Do let us know what you think, will you? Our DOZ That Inspire You, for this issue is, Ruva Ngundu. She is a phenomenal woman with an inspiring story, which has blessed many. It is my prayer that you will be blessed by Ruva’s story. She was molested and became pregnant, and that experience changed her entire life. It was painful, but a ministry for single mothers was birth in that pain. Please read her interview and be inspired by this wonderful woman and her journey. “DOZ Chronicles: Nneka” concludes in this issue. We hope you have been both entertained and inspired by it. I look forward to seeing you same time next month. Blessings! DOZ Magazine September 2018 3 «