What happened? The death of my mother took a huge toll on me personally and people around me were trying to mold into what they thought was the best way to raise a girl child. I struggled to stay calm and be who they wanted me to be, so that I would not be scolded for trying to be me.
Longing for a Better Future
As the years passed by, I was looking forward to going to college where I knew I would be away from preying eyes. I could try to be me. But it truly never happened as I was always trying to hide in the shadows of others and be validated by them.
While all this was going on I had given my life to Christ as a young teenage girl in secondary school. Yet I had not truly embraced the love of a loving God until I got into college and I joined a Christian fellowship. I achieved a deeper level of understanding of who God is and how much He loved me and how unique He made me to be.
So, I began the quest to discover who I was and what purpose God had for my life. I had worked in various fields and careers but one thing always stood out and that was my passions. I desired to support young adults who were struggling with who they are. I was also drawn to support women by helping them discover who they are and to have the right values that truly define them.
Discovery of GPS Life Journey
By the time I left college, I got married to the love of my life who saw so much potential on the inside of me. He was always supportive and pushed me to build on my capacity. It was during that journey of building capacity that I got a text message from one of my mentors, Dr. Yemi Alfred, inviting me on a journey of self-discovery called the GPS Life Journey.
Wow! I was curious and immediately called her to let her know I would sign up. This was in March, 2016. This discovery was the turning point in my life. I was able to truly define myself, understand my personality, my strengths and weaknesses. And, most importantly I discovered God’s purpose for my life. Light and understanding came to me. I began to explore new areas in children’s and youth ministry and women ministry also.
By 2017 I started an NGO for children where we support vulnerable children by sending them back to school and supporting them through training and counselling to help give them hope for a better tomorrow. This year is our sixth year and the Lord has helped us to impact so many children and we are trusting Him to reach more.
From Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates
As the Lord would have it, I relocated with my children to join my husband in 2018 who was working in the United Arab Emirates so we could be together as a family. By 2020 covid happened and the whole world was locked down and I started seeking new ways to build myself and also support other people around me. I reached out to Risa Baker, a global GPS Life Journey Facilitator, and told her that I also would love to be a GPS Life Facilitator.She was eager to train me. I was equipped and I went on to train other women.
Today I use it as a tool for coaching and training for the women in the women’s ministry the Lord led to start a year after I relocated to UAE. Because of the real danger of Christian group meetings here, my greatest asset is the ability to facilitate GPS online.
GPS Life journey is a sure way to go if you truly desire to discover God’s Plan for living a significant life. Thank you, Nolen Rollins, for developing this. GPS is not a book but a process that you go through to discover God’s purpose for the next stage of your life.
Angelica Ugo Macdestiny is a Certified GPS Life Journey Facilitator and ministry leader in the United Arab Emirates.
In this Note From Nolen, Nolen Rollins the Founder and President of GPS Life Journey. Recorded in Georgia, USA, on his way to visit his grandchildren and daughter for a dance that night.
He reminds you to RSVP today for the GPS Life Journey Leadership Summit happening on on April 27-29, 2023 - Equipping GPS Life Journey Facilitators and Movement Leaders.
Gather with Your Peers from around the World
Purpose: Equip GPS Life Journey Facilitators and Movement Leaders to be more successful in mobilizing individuals for engagement in Kingdom Ministry
How to Start and Lead a GPS Life Journey Movement
How to Develop a Church Model for a GPS Life Journey Movement
How to Engage Churches in a GPS Life Journey Movement
How to Build a GPS Life Journey Movement Team
How to Facilitate a GPS Life Journey Group
How to Enlist People for GPS Life Journey Groups
How to Help Individuals Understand their GPS Personal Profiles
How to Follow Up on GPS Life Journey Graduates
How to Keep GPS Life Journey Participants Records
How to Share GPS Life Journey Graduate Stories
How to Coach GPS Life Journey Graduates
Ideas for Marketing and Promoting GPS Life Journey
And... Whatever Else You May Need Help With
Schedule (20 Hours):
Thursday, April 27, 2:00 – 8:00 PM (Dinner included)
Friday, April 28, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Lunch and Dinner included)
Saturday, April 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
$399 Per Individual
$599 Per Couple
$249 Per Individual for Groups of 3 or More
Includes all Conference Materials, Meals and Snacks
(Does not include Lodging and Transportation. The nearest airport is Knoxville, Tennessee, McGhee Tyson Airport, TYS. A list of local hotels, restaurants and attractions will be provided as requested.)
Contact Nolen Rollins to Register @
GPS Life Journey Global Office
2085 Simpson Road E.
Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA, 37772
Note: Plan to spend extra days in the region if you have not been to East Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains and numerous related tourist attractions are nearby.
Greetings from the GPS Life Journey Global Office. Nolen Rollins, founder and president of GPS Life Journey with another brief message. It's our pleasure to announce the GPS Life Journey Leadership Summit, April 27-29, 2023. At the GPS Life Journey Global Office in Tennessee.
This summit is for everyone who is a GPS Facilitator, those who may desire to become a GPS Facilitator, and especially those who are movement leaders in churches, regions and countries.
This summit will help you to become even far more effective in your leadership and helping other people to discover and engage in God's purposes for their lives. For more information you can send Nolen and email email@example.com or give him a call at 239-860-0096
We hope you will seriously consider coming and being a part of this Leadership Summit. We hope to see you that weekend in April, 2023. God Bless!
Let us encourage you, if you are a GPS Life Journey Facilitator, to make conversations about GPS Life Journey, a part of what you talk about every day, in all situations. Or at least most situations.
You'd be surprised how many times it is appropriate and a natural conversation. For you to talk about God's purposes for peoples lives.
The most difficult part about being a GPS Life Journey Facilitator is NOT facilitating a small group. It is getting people enlisted in a small group. The way you get people enlisted in a small group is you talk about it. You talk about it wherever you are and with whoever you are meeting with. Talk about GPS Life Journey and the importance of knowing and fulfilling God's purpose for your life.
Let us encourage you. Don't sit and wait for people to come to you! Make it a part of your daily conversation. God bless.
For more GPS Life Journey Facilitator tips and support, please join the monthly call, every third Friday at 9am ET. See the Events page to RSVP.
NOTE FROM NOLEN - WHAT DOES PROVERBS 25 HAVE IN COMMON WITH OUR GPS LIFE JOURNEY FACILITATORS?
Greetings from the GPS Life Journey HQ office in Lenoir City, Tennessee. We hope you are having a great week and that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of others!
Proverbs 25 is one of Nolen Rollin's favorite verses of scripture. It says the purpose in a man's heart is like deep water but a man of understanding will draw it out.
That's especially significant for GPS Life Journey Facilitators all around the world. Everybody has a God given purpose. For most people it is deep in their hearts somewhere and they can't find it! But a person of understanding, like those of you who are GPS Life Journey Facilitators are a person of understanding, can help draw it out.
Nolen says, "I trust you will continue to be faithful in helping others draw out of their heart God's purpose for the next stage of their lives. God bless."
Learn more about Renee Medley-Porter from our GPS Life Journey Team. She is a facilitator and coach. Her mission is to use the GPS Life Journey process to help individuals and their families deepen their understanding of themselves and of each other.
As she accomplishes her mission she sees families strengthening connections within and between generations. She also sees families being able to more effectively encourage and equip each other to grow in their faith and to fulfil their God-given purpose.
She has experienced this with her own extended family as we have shared family GPS conversations at our annual summer gathering. These prayerfully and carefully facilitated conversations have truly helped us deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other.
If you'd like to learn more about Family GPS Conversations, you can contact Renee Medley-Porter by clicking here or leaving a comment.
In this Note from Nolen, we want to thank all our GPS Life Journey Facilitators around the world. Thank you for helping other people discover God's purposes for the next stages of their lives. And helping them to develop a strategy to engage and fulfilling those purposes.
Nolen Rollins is constantly encouraged as we continually receive reports all across America and around the world from GPS Life Journey graduates. They are sharing how the GPS Life Journey process has had such tremendous impact in their lives.
Nolen Rollins is ready to assist you in anyway and encourage you to keep helping people to make a difference in the world by discovering and fulfilling their life purposes. If we can help you in any way as a facilitator to enlist and conduct more GPS Life Journey small groups. Then please let us know how we can help by leaving a comment or by using the contact page.
Nolen Rollins, Founder & President of GPS Life Journey