About the Book
This collection of testimonies addresses many of life’s challenges and demonstrates how God has given us the victory. Written by members of The Remnant of Hope International Church, this anthology features testimonies about overcoming:
Being a Widow
A broken heart
After each testimony is a word of encouragement, Heap of Hope, to elaborate on God’s capacity to restore you. Not only will you find yourself in the pages of this book, but you will find Hope in Jesus Christ, our solid rock!
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Anthology Co Author
Paris Brown was born to parents Dwight and Kimbely Barnett in 1980. Proud to be the youngest, Paris has no resemblance of the bratty little sister siblings complain about; in fact, she’s always been eager to serve instead of being served, and that hasn’t changed at all. As a child growing up in the projects of California’s Bay Area, Paris used the swings and sports as an escape from reality, enjoying the warmth of sunny day as she still does to this day.
At the age of 18 and just months out of high school, the California native, along her best friend Andrea, moved 3,000 miles away from everything and everyone she knew to follow her dreams of becoming a lawyer. Only that dream quickly changed as Paris realized the power in advocating for the rights of others, leading Paris to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC to work for large nonprofits before eventually settling for some time in the educational system of Calvert County Public Schools.
As a scholar, she graduated in 3.5 years Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morgan State University where she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and this year celebrates 20 years as a Sigma Woman. Upon graduation, Paris obtained a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Social Policy from American University, where she tackled complex social issues as an intern for the Maryland General Assembly.
That experience grew Paris into a passionate advocate for education, special needs youth, and those often marginalized, as evident in her various post studies testimony before the Maryland General Assembly on issues involving a living wage for educators and educational support staff rights across the state.
Her family can attest that Paris has been writing all her life. Whether it was helping her older brother with his papers and job applications, developing resumes and business plans for family members, or creating greeting cards for every occasion as a child stamped with her self created logo “Dad’s Favorite Girl’s Card Shop,” writing is what Paris does very well. Out of that love for writing, Paris launched “The Write Vision by Paris” in late 2018 as a way to formally help take others to new places through her writing. Her business is modeled after the belief that with the right resume and business plan, the world is yours!
Currently Paris is an Educational Liaison for Prince George’s County foster youth, and resides in Southern Maryland where she is devoted to her husband of sixteen years, Jelani and their three children - Kimani, Caelyn and Keran. They eagerly serve and worship at Remnant of Hope International Church, under the leadership of esteemed Pastor Margo M. Gross.
In her spare time, Paris can be found making her great grandma’s peach cobbler recipe for her husband, captivated to tears as her daughter grows as a worship leader, or loudly cheering in one of the many basketball gyms across the East Coast watching her sons perfect their skills on the court. Some say this provides little time for herself, but Paris honestly wouldn’t want it any other way as her husband and children are her everything. However when she does get a moment alone, it’s usually spent in awe of God’s work outdoors as she walks to find peace daily. Paris is a Lupus Advocate in support of her daughter and hopes to use her life’s story of resilience to inspire others to transcend life’s trials.
Paris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.