If we haven’t formally met yet, I’m Mande Saitta and I’m so pleased to meet you! I’m embarking on a new adventure this year, helping to care for the Lifegate Women’s blog, along with the very beautiful and uber talented Marisa McClintock. You’ll meet her next week!
I’m thrilled to be on this faith walk with you! A little about me…..I’m a wife of 15 years to my husband James, and a mama to a couple of the most amazing daughters in all the land. Olivia is nearly 15, and Natalee will turn 10 soon. I’m also a daughter of the King of Kings. After receiving training in the fields of education and nursing, I spent 11 years as a banker before joining the Lifegate Church staff in 2011. Though I knew of Jesus for many years, I didn’t begin a relationship with Him until I was 22 and in the deep pit of post-partum depression. He rescued me then, and continues to rescue me daily, from the grips of sin and the enemy (who is a TOTAL creep, y’all). Of all the happenings in my life, saying yes to the Lord has been the best of the best. Nothing compares to knowing the One who loves without rules or condition.
Something else you should know about me is that I love, love, LOVE the written word. I love to read it and to write it. I have a deep appreciation for the weight carried by the letters we string together to make words. Words are one of the things that sets us apart from the rest of God’s creation, and it’s by no accident that He gave us this specific gift. Words link sons and daughters to the Father in a way that is unique, moving and focused.
Marisa and I are super excited to be on this journey with you, via the Lifegate Women’s blog! We welcome you to peek around this site. Read through the posts. You can also submit a prayer via the link on our ‘Contact Us’ page. Know that we think of you and pray for you often. Enjoy your day, beautiful.