My Essential Partner In This Work!

A friend just sent me a nice text: “Sis. Judd gave an amazing TCM presentation tonight at the North Texas Ladies Conference…wow!”

I am so thankful for Erma’s voice and advocacy on behalf of this great cause. Seventeen years ago, a prophet spoke to us over lunch and said that there was going to be a big change in our ministry.

Being very settled where we were at the time, I said, “You’ve got to be kidding.” And then he stated that it would be all about children. I couldn’t imagine what he could possibly be referring to and was somewhat dismissive and skeptical.

Then Erma asked him, “And so where do I fit into this?” And without a moment’s hesitation he replied, “Well, that’s the thing…Steve won’t be able to do it without you!”

A month later, Bro. Lumpkin, the TCM Chairman, called and surprised us with the news that the board wanted us to come to Tupelo. Needless to say, we were totally shocked. The Mansion had never crossed our minds.

But then we remembered the prophecy and it all began to make sense.

And regarding Erma’s involvement, no truer words were ever spoken. She’s without a doubt an integral part of our leadership team and my essential partner in this work. She’s truly my better half!