Hello my name is Emily Jo “Emj”Smith
I am so excited that you have come to our blog page!  I am one of the co-founders of Promises by Faith.   I grew up in Las Vegas, NV (trust me, not as exciting as you think).  I now live in Mobile, AL with my wonderful husband of six years, Matt.  I am an office assistant at a General Contracting Company, and a worship leader at my church, as well as Children’s Church Pastor Assistant.  I absolutely love Jesus with all my heart.  I was a broken and abused girl. I searched for love in men and looked to them to satisfy and complete me. There were many heartaches, for one, being engaged at 19 only to find out it wasn’t true love after all, surprise surprise.  I felt my entire world had shattered.  After that I struggled with cutting and thoughts of suicide. There were days where all I would do was drink and get high because I didn’t know what else to live for.  Must girls dream of there fairy tale of being swept of their feet and taken away off into the sunset,  when you have that picture in your head and it completely crumbles before you, you can so easily lose focus of life itself. I didn’t know what to do or who I was.  I never excelled in school so I didn’t have college or a career to strive for.  I always believed on some small level that God somehow had a plan for me, I just didn’t know how to find it. I came across a ministry that was was traveling around the west coast, I knew as soon as I met them I wanted to be a part and go wherever they were.  That ministry was based out of Mobile, AL.  So I packed up everything I could into two bags,  put everything else by the side of the dumpster, boarded a plane and left everything of that life behind.  Through that transition I felt I was given another chance, and I wanted to take that chance and follow God completely, because every other attempt at life failed tremendously when I was trying to be the leader. While in this ministry God picked up all the pieces of my brokenness and through time completely restored me into the woman of God I am today.  His love is everlasting and His joy is my strength every morning.  I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus!   I went through a time of true desperation for God where He radically changed my heart.  I am now understanding God’s promises He has for us. He gives us the desires of our hearts and He is a good Father!  I can’t wait to share my future testimony of giving birth to children that He has promised me in His word.  Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me, at least a little.  I pray that you are encouraged, and you too will find that place with God where His promises are made alive in you!

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