We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabreena Covington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabreena, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
Back in March, when we were told to shelter in place, I decided it was a good time to catch up on some reading. Not a fan by Kyle Idleman is a very good book. Pastor Idleman shares stories from his journey. The book challenges all of us to really examine our relationship with Jesus. Are you a fan or a follower of Jesus? Are you a believer or a follower of Jesus? Some key points from the book: 1. John 3:16 emphasizes believing. Luke 9:23 focuses on following. There is no believing without following. 2. Following Jesus will cost you something. Following Jesus always costs something. 3. Many fans have given their minds to the study of God, but they never surrender their hearts. 4. Jesus doesn’t expect followers to be perfect, but He does call them to be authentic.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Sisters Breaking Chains Together is a faith-based, nonprofit supporting Collin County and the surrounding counties. I’m most excited about the opportunity God has given me to help others break the chains of their past. God has open my eyes and my heart to be vulnerable in hopes of encouraging someone to ask what must I do to be saved? For others, it could be encouragement to be more than a fan, but become a follower. I went from sharing my testimony to starting a faith-based nonprofit with the help of God. He continued to put the right people in my path which led to doors opening. It wasn’t easy, but I have to remind myself that trials and tribulations increase my faith and perseverance to press forward because I know God is with me. “Consider it all joy, my brethen, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance”. James 1:2-3 I know everyone isn’t going to support Sisters Breaking Chains Together, but God will send the mothers, daughters, women and teen girls who want to work together to break the chains of generational strongholds. I want the world to know this isn’t about me. I’m here to serve God. He deserves all the glory. Please listen to the song I’ve Got A Testimony.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Places or things to check-out Dallas Arboretum Dallas Black Dance Theatre Klyde Warren Park Frisco Star Legacy West Depending on the time of the year Texas State Fair African American Cowboy Rodeo Pappadeaux Grimaldi’s Pizza Amberjax Cafe Momentum Hutchins BBQ Val’s Cheesecake
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
God – with Him all things are possible Matthew 19:26 Alvin Covington, my husband, and Breanna Covington, my daughter Family and friends Sisters Breaking Chains Together Board members North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship family Bands of Hope Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce Mentors in Maryland and Texas Supporter of Sisters Breaking Chains Together
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