Bride • Mother • Minister • Mimi • RMI Founder • RMI Investor • Author • Motivational Speaker
First, I am the mother of seven children, plus six more children (as they married one of my sons or daughters), and Mimi to ten grandchildren thus far.
Yet I'm best known as a minister and founder of RMI.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20
Restore Ministries International was actually birthed at a restaurant in Pensacola, Florida, in 1990 when two women, both abandoned by their husbands, met for the first time. One of the women was me, Erin Thiele, as shown in my pictures. As His promise says, what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good... to save many people alive.
That evening was the first glimpse of HOPE for me and for thousands of women (and men) I had never met before. It was the beginning of a journey that I did not choose— but like most of you—a journey that was chosen for me. God chose me, and I believe, called me from my mother’s womb to minister “for such a time as this,” but it was in the valley of the shadow of death where I really heard and answered that call.
When I tell anyone I've traveled around the world, most people tell me it's their dream—but for me, it was simply continuing to answer His call on my life.
Even though I would rather remain at home, I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know women whose lives have been changed by reading my books and the ministry we have been offering online since 1999. What I love most was meeting the people, staying in the homes and getting to know the cultural differences in 22 countries with women who share the same passion, and I like-minded.
Whether donning an African headdress while speaking at a women's conference in Kenya or sailing over the clear waters of the China Sea in the Philippines, allowing the snow to fall on face atop the Swiss Alps, peering in the shops in Kyoto, Japan, enjoying the street food in Chinatown in Singapore, or meeting the women after speaking at a believers conference across from the United Nation in Switzerland, or tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Italy, every single moment caused me to fall more deeply and forever even more in love with the Lover of my soul and being!
Having ministered for over 3 decades, after having known my Husband since I was a schoolgirl in Hollywood, California, where we met and became best friends, I'm beyond blessed to focus on training other women from around the world in our online university who also have been called by Him—many of whom have become RMI family and have taken over the running of the ministries as Licensed Ministry Franchise owners.
Even though (and thankfully) I no longer travel, I stay connected over the internet like all of us are able to do with women around the world, most of whom English is their second language. What I enjoy the most is discussing my passion for changing the lives of women (and men) and especially children as a Podcast Guest to find and experience this paradise, heaven on earth—that I have discovered and that's available to everyone.
What's up ahead, GOD KNOWS, but I am assured of one thing—it will be exciting, challenging, unexpected— I won't be doing it alone, "Call to Me, and I will answer you and show you great, and mighty and marvelous and wondrous things, which you do not know…things to come, things you could never figure out on your own, remarkable secrets…“ J333
"A Church without Walls"
Along with several languages that are continuing to grow.
~ Asia ~
~ Africa ~
~ Europe ~