In 2020, Smalls became the first African American woman to be credentialed in Mosaic Conference. At the time, she did not think of the historical significance, but today she is honored and wants to live up to this distinction.
“Wisdom creates a safe space to share our deepest and hardest questions through a spirit of love that frees us from fear.”
The Holy Spirit enables us to consider the hopes, dreams and conditions of others, even when popular culture dictates that we don’t.
The Generations that make up Mosaic Conference, with all its broken pieces, need to be at the table.
Kwanzaa, comes from the Swahili phrase, “matunda ya kwanza,” or “first fruits of harvest.” It is celebrated annually, December 26 through January 1. “Kwanzaa celebrates and affirms black people. I invite you to learn and celebrate our culture, accomplishments, and principles with us in the same spirit that I celebrate with you.”
I knew God was sending me, and I knew that wherever He sent me, He would also be with me, as He always has been.
The symbols weren’t lost on me, bearing witness and participating in both worship and recognitions.
By overcoming the obstacle of money, churches can begin to experiment; leaders and congregations are encouraged to be more creative.