What is your Full Name? Keesha Titus Fife
What is your professional career title? ESL Teacher
Do you have a website? If so, what is the URL? www.fusioncouplesministry.com
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What life motto have you come to live by?
“Don’t talk the talk! Walk the walk!”
What do you do for a living? What is your career?
I am currently an ESL teacher for a company called VIPKID.
What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next year?
I want to continue pursuing my Masters’ in Theology Education
Name a few of your daily habits (other than a shower and brushing your teeth).
Worship with my husband around 3:30ish am. Teach my ESL students from 4-8am; organize event for the church; and household duties.
What publications do you regularly read?
I love reading anything Joyce Meyers writes. I’m currently reading a Praise and worship book.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Taking care of my family; organizing and implementing projects/events for our marriage ministry, and the church.
What are some causes you care about?
Educating our youth and saving our marriages
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
I love eating out and going to the movies. I even like to get in a little shopping.
What things happened in your life that made you the overcomer that you are today? Tell us your story.
I was molested from the age of 8 to 13 by my step-father. When I alerted my mom, we moved out but she eventually moved back to be with him. I lived in Gary, Indiana with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. I refused to become a victim. I’ve always known that God had a special purpose for me. I felt a special connection to HIM so I never played the victim. I couldn’t settle for the life that was presented to me. I knew I had to find the path GOD had chosen for me. I studied, made good grades and was accepted into Indiana University Bloomington. I didn’t quite fit in there, so after two years, I came home and worked for the City of Gary. I was the secretary to the Mayor’s Press Secretary. I honed my skills of being a people person and decided I needed to get back into school. I decided to transfer to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where two generations of my family had graduated. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I started teaching and at that moment I understood my purpose. GOD created me to inspire young people who had been abused and betrayed by loved ones. I understand the pain and frustrations they feel. I am here to say, I overcame the same adversities. We can’t allow other people and life situations to define us. We are who GOD has called us to be. The Word teaches us that EVERYTHING he created was good; therefore, so are YOU.
I’ve worked with some tough kids in the inner cities of Flint and Saginaw, Michigan. I can connect to any child but especially the ones that have labeled a behavioral problem. I have students that are parents now who still ask my opinion about things. This would not be possible without GOD. When I think about what I’ve overcome in life, I can only say, PRAISE be to the Father!
What is your definition of success? In your own words.
Success is not being afraid to fail. If we can get pass the fear of trying, there is nothing left but SUCCESS.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my relationship with my daughter. Even though I have a strained relationship with my mother, my daughter and I are extremely close.
If you could speak to young women today, what is the most important advice you’d give to them?
You are in control of your life! Never give a temporary problem a permanent solution. Meaning, nothing is worth taking your life! Tomorrow is a new day!
Can you share with us the names of some women who have inspired you?
Elsie Franklin, Sarah Daniels, Annie Thorns, and Lynda Thorns.
Can you offer any information and resources that Inspire DEFINED can offer our readers?
The book “The Battlefield of the Mind” and “The Bait of Satan” are two excellent books! They both have helped my during trying times.