Having been hospitalized so many times due to Lupus Flares, I was now being rushed in to surgery due to internal bleeding. I couldn’t seem to pray; tremendous fear took over and I found myself afraid of dying. I began to cry and looked for my husband, who had stepped out of the room. Not knowing what to do, I reached for the phone to call my mom and dad for prayer. My mind went blank. I couldn’t seem to remember their phone number. Helpless tears fell down my face. Suddenly, the phone rang; it was my sister. She said, “God told me to call you, Sis. He told me to pray for you.” I was in such need of peace and comfort! She prayed so powerfully and then ended with, “God, please send down your angels to protect my sister, to assure her you are with her right now.” At that very moment…



Yvette Salinas holds a Bachelor of Theological Studies from Vision International University, is a graduate of Good Shepherd Ministries International School of Ministry, as well as a Cottonwood Christian Center School of Ministry graduate. She is the founder of Juicy Fruits Ministry, a vision dedicated to strengthening and supporting families through recreational programs and mentoring. Her vision of ministry was birthed by the struggles she faced while battling Lupus SLE, a life-threatening autoimmune disease that had already claimed the lives of two family members. Facing a barrage of health, financial and family crisis’ it was her Aunt’s last words that would remind her to, “Never give-up on yourself – and most of all on God.” Yvette’s incredible story of healing and God’s unchanging love unfold in her story as Faith Leads the Way through many acts of kindness, visions, and miracles. Yvette has a heart to see families receive assistance and encouragement as they face life’s struggles and plans to see her vision of a “Fruit of the Vine House of Restoration Center” become available in her community.


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