and welcome to Danniebelle.com
occured to me that some of you hadn't heard from me in quite some
time. So how would you know how good God has been to me?
decided to put together a website that will allow all of you to
catch-up, and keep-up with me. That may be a hard thing to do,
because God has blessed me to stay on the move, so remember to
bookmark this site and visit as often as you can. You must excuse
my dust as this is a work in progress. Some of the site is still
under construction. Let me attempt to condense all of those years
into a few paragraphs.
returning from Nigeria in the mid eighties, I lived in Monroeville,
PA. I served as Ministress of Music at The Lords Church pastored
by Pastor Archie Dennis. When that tenure ended, I moved back
to the Northern California Bay Area to await my next assignment.
came through Pastor John Cherry. I was able to minister at his
church in Temple Hills, MD. While there, I continued ministering
in various churches-giving concerts throughout the US, and overseas.
During this period of time, I wrote O Se' Baba (That's pronounced
"Oh Shay") and several other songs that were recorded on the Designers
Original, and The Best Gets Better albums. Little did I know that
my faith would be tested to the max. There was something about
that declaration of faith in God made in the song "Aint No Devil
in Hell Gonna Walk on the Jesus in Me" that was really going to
be put to the test.
in Dallas, TX at Concord Baptist Church with my good friend E.K.
Bailey, I experienced my first seizure. That was in June 1995.
The doctors informed me that my kidneys were failing. I'd been
an insulin dependant diabetic for a number of years, and was under
treatment for hypertension. Anyone would have predicted that it
wouldn't be long before I'd be on dialisis. Oh yes, I can't forget
the mamogram that resulted in a mastectomy.
were a few other operations. An appendectomy, insertion of a pace
maker, left leg amputation due to a gangreen sore on my left heel,
multiple hospitalizations because of gastroporesis and diabetic
neuropathy of the right hand and leg.
in my family worked so hard to take care of me when I could not
take care of myself. There was not just one doctor, but numerous.
The Nephrologist (kidney), Vascular Surgeon (circulation), Oncologist
(breast cancer), Opthalmologist (eyes), and the Gastroenterologist
(stomach). At one point, in 1996, the doctors said that I only
had six to nine months to live.
has delivered me so far from those days. I am now residing at
an assisted living facility where I am the resident chaplin. I
am the youngest resident. I conduct weekly bible studies, hold
memorial services, and visit other residents to give an encouraging
word. Basically, my mission is to help prepare the residents for
their next big move.
can now do a lot of the daily tasks that I once needed assistance
to do. With the help of my motorized wheelchair, I have gained
a whole new level of independence.
owe so much to my church South
Bay Community Church, pastored by Dr. Stanley Long.
to God for your prayers and his grace and mercy. I know that I
am going to make it....Aint No Devil in Hell Gonna Walk on the
JESUS in me!!!!