Shannon Nieman has inherited a great legacy from her parents, Pastors Charles and Rochelle Nieman, who oversaw the growth of El Paso’s Abundant Living Faith Center from a congregation of just 20 people in 1977 to over 20,000 members today.
Recently Shannon appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show with her father, where she talked about her mother, who went to be with the Lord in December 2012, and how she is carrying on her mother’s awesome legacy of ministering God’s mercy and grace to others.
Through an initiative called One Sisterhood, Shannon is reaching out to women in her parents’ church and beyond, teaching God’s Word with a passion, and instilling the conviction which inspired her mother’s ministry — that everyone has a New Life with Christ within them.
Inspired by her mother’s legacy, Shannon is showing women that they can each stand strong, accomplish much, impact many, and truly make the world a better place. “Women can walk confidently through life knowing they are equally called and equally capable and that their life is just as valuable as anyone else’s,” she said.
She explained that the heart of One Sisterhood is to inspire women to believe in themselves, to live empowered and determined through Christ in them. “One Sisterhood is women of all ages bonded together through their love of Christ, empowered with a cause to revolutionize their world!” she said. “It is women solidified in true friendships, committed to walking through life together, loving and strengthening each other as we act as One!”
Speaking of her mother on TBN’s “Praise the Lord,” Shannon said that “when my mom left, she didn’t just go. She left me something so incredible — a soundness of who I am in Christ, a true understanding that He is with me….”
She said that the sense of Christ’s presence caused “courage to rise up within me, and I began to feel like I needed to stand up and carry on the message that my mom had given me, and really try to take that to the women in my church and other places. And that is how One Sisterhood started.”
Watch this moving, inspirational video that shows how the life of one woman of God who has gone on to glory continues to impact others today.