Shalom, Yah Fam Nation.
I want to start by thanking Yahweh Elohim and Yahshua The True Messiah for His grace and mercy. I thank the Sister Marilyn Jackson founder of the Daughters of Mary Magdalene along with Brother Ivan Cohen and Brother Bobby Simpson in their decision to choose me [Servant Emannu'el Branch of Yahshua University] as one the honorees at Juneteenth 2018 in Savannah, Ga.
When I received the call to inform me of this award, I was stunned--taken completely by surprise. For those of us on the front line fighting for justice for our people and for righteousness, we know firsthand that this oftentimes is a thankless position with very little to no financial reward. Truth be told, we finance the struggle for others using our own funds from our own pockets. You may ask, "Then why do it at all?" Why? Because it is the right thing to do. This is the only way to truly live--by using your limited time on this earth to help others, to fight the good fight and to stand up for righteousness. This is the Yahshua in me. So, I fight the good fight of faith.
Then there are those times, when you least expect it--a strange phone call alerting you to a rare gem, like a cool cup of water on a hot and dry desert walk--your years of hard work has been recognized.
Servant Emannu'el Branch, a son of Yahweh and one of the redeemed of Yahshua the true Messiah. A sign to help all nations and tongues, without regard to race, color, or gender get prepared to meet the original Creator and Son face-to-face and name-to-name. This is my purpose.