DOZ Issue 52 February 2020 - Page 12

DOZ Show Preferred Guest Photo Credit: Lison Photography Interview by Eturuvie Erebor (AKA Gabriella) AMANDA BEDZRAH Amanda Bedzrah is our DOZ Show Preferred Guest for this issue of DOZ Magazine. She is CEO of Empower A Woman, an organisation that was set up for vulnerable women, women who have been through domestic violence, and or sexual abuse. She shares with us her journey, from the death of her only brother to a sudden reminder of being sexually abused as a child and how both experiences shaped her and helped her to add value to women. She is empowering women one gift at a time. She desires to give vulnerable women gifts that will make them smile, and she has done so for over five years. Last Christmas, her organisation gave about 2600 gifts. Most were to women in prison including babies in prison in the Mother and Baby Unit. They also organised a Christmas party and gave gifts to 40 widows in Otor Iyede, Nigeria. Empower A Woman also sponsors three children in Nigeria in primary school. Amanda is, in addition, an author of several books, including, The Love That Set Me Free: Finding God in the Midst of Pain and Brokenness, 5 Habits of Godly Resilient Women, and Overcoming the Fear of Death. All her books can be purchased on Amazon. Be inspired by her journey. You are CEO of Empower A Woman, please share with us, how and why did you get into this line of work? T hank you, that’s a really good question. Well, it was 2014; I went to a Joyce Meyers’ DOZ Magazine | February 2020 conference with my older sister. The theme was being bold and courageous, and I went all the way to America because, at that point in my life, I was feeling so overwhelmed with fear, I wasn’t feeling at all bold and 12 courageous. But I knew that God had called me to do something, I knew that God had a purpose for me, but I really didn’t know what it was. I was still on my journey of healing, I was working through some of the