Nancy Gavilanes is a writer, speaker, life coach and evangelist who has a passion to encourage people to grow in their love for and their faith in God! That love has compelled her to go on short-term missions trips to five countries (and counting) and on numerous outreaches in New York City. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and has written for various publications including The New York Times. She has also studied at the New York School of the Bible. Nancy is the Founder of www.AboundingFaith.com and blogs at www.MiraculousLovely.com.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a child. I would mainly write in diaries and journals as a kid. In fifth grade, I was making mini-magazines for fun with my older sister. In high school, I was the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, and I was the Social Issues Editor of my college's newspaper. I went on to major in journalism and to write for various publications including The New York Times. Looking back, I guess it's always felt pretty natural for me to jot down my thoughts and to give voice to certain issues. Now I can see that it's a gift that God has given me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
These days I find joy in encouraging others with stories and testimonies about God's amazing love for us. I used to keep these insights to myself, but once I realized that it blessed others I couldn't keep quiet anymore.There's so much bad news out there. I want to share stories that will inspire others to keep going and to keep loving God.
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