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Interview with Mother Paryah

Mother Paryah

1. What was the hardest thing to overcome when you first transitioned into this righteous lifestyle? The hardest thing for me was how my family in the world could not see the truth. I tried so hard to prove to them that the curses in Deuteronomy applied to us, pagan days are evil, and who God loves but nothing could convince them. This frustrated and saddened me. I had to come to terms with them being spiritually dead and possibly being part of the 2/3.
2. The worst thing that happened was 14 to 15 yrs ago, just before IUIC was established. We watched an entire congregation go OFF, except 3 families (now only 2) standing: House of Bishop Kani and House of Bishop Nathanyel. This began a turning point in my spiritual growth, which moved us spiritually to rebuild and to start IUIC.
3. The foremother that I would love to have had a conversation with is Mary, the mother of Christ, because she was a woman that had to understand the prophecy of her son dying for her people. This must have been bittersweet because although it was for a great purpose, it must have been extremely painful to see her son being tortured, afraid and crucified in all innocence. She had to be strong and spiritual during this fulfillment of prophecy.
4. Was there ever a time that your faith was shaken to the point of falling out this truth? Yes my faith has been tried but never to a point of giving up. This race is not for the swift but for those who endure. The scriptures tell us in Luke 9:62 “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
5. I had to realize that there are experiences you must go through that you must overcome in order to help others. Romans 5:1-5. "1. Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4. And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5. And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
6. Do you ever feel overwhelmed as the bishop’s wife? How do you overcome stress as a role model for the Daughters of Sarah? Yes, it can be overwhelming being a Bishops wife and still have many responsibilities as a mother and mentor to many women. It's a huge responsibility because you have to not only take care of your responsibilities to husband, children, home, and church, but also try to at all times be blameless as a Bishops wife. You are literally under a microscope and people are watching to see if you are "PERFECT" in everything you do. Praying is a lifesaver for me. I put my trust in TMH that he will make a way. Prov.3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
7. Describe what you did to overcome your first ‘frenemy’ experience in this truth? I believe in leaning on the MHNC in everything because they see and hear and know all things. I know His mighty angels are taking note to everything we say and do. "Every idle word”. Just stay in the spirit and let the Lord deal with them. They usually manifest who they are eventually.
8. My most edifying year was 2013 at our first school (the hot box) back in Orlando Florida. This was a significant year because we were transitioning from congregating at our home for years with families with whom we grew and bonded, to fellowshipping in a building and meeting new people from all walks while dealing with their issues. It was now the beginning of a growing congregation just like new editions to a family.
9. What is the one piece of advice you would leave to other women going through their righteous walk? A piece of advice I would give any sister in their walk is always seek counsel when going through your difficult trial. Never feel alone or withdrawing yourself from the body. You are leaving yourself vulnerable to the devil. That's just where he wants you; alone with no one to get help from.
10. A Daughter of Sarah is a repenting Israelite woman who has given up her old life (the old woman) to gain a new life ( the new woman in Christ) by acknowledging her sins and transforming into a chaste, shamefaced and righteous woman that is in subjection to her Lord like her foremother Sarah. A DOS will work hard at change and will be confident in who they are. 1 Peters 3:5-6 "5.For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6.Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement."