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This is about FORGIVENESS: When Jesus told us to pray for forgiveness of our debts, as we forgive our own debtors, he knew who would be the one to pay the debt. As He would hang on the cross, He would say, “It is finished…” the debt is paid! There are some facts that will never change. One fact is that you are forgiven. If you are in Christ, when He sees you, your sins are covered – He doesn’t see them. He sees you better than you see yourself. And that is a glorious fact of your life. Our forgiveness of others is a signal of our awareness of how much God has given us. Isn’t it presumptuous to come to the throne of grace if we haven’t been gracious to the people in our life? How can we approach a God of mercy if we ourselves have hearts full of bitterness or anger? We must take care of relationship problems – make up with a spouse, get along with fellow church members, love our neighbors -- then we will be fully united in pray er with the Father. Read your Bible prayerfully.


Moreno Valley, from time to time I will write about people that have enriched my life and/or people that have made a difference in my life. I am writing about this couple; Nelson and Peggy Fowlkes. I met this wonderful couple as members in the Moreno Valley Black Chamber at a networking mixer. Peggy is the owner of PJ’s Travel Connection, LLC.

This wonderful couple has been married since 1957 and they have lived all over the world due to the fact that Nelson Fowlkes chose a military career. The Fowlkes have two sons and one daughter, ( Errol A. Fowlkes, Nelson J. Fowlkes, and Janet Fowlkes Billups). Peggy has always had a love and passion for travel since her early childhood.

She travelled with church youth groups and while at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, Peggy was a member of the University traveling choir. After marrying Nelson, the traveling increased and became more exciting and diverse.

While traveling they were also working on their education, Peggy graduated wi th a BA degree in Social Welfare, her major. Later she changed to focus on elementary education completing a Masters degree in Education. In 2003, Peggy retired from the education field with honors. Traveling was and still is Peggy’s love and passion. In September of 2008, PJ’s Travel Connection, LLC was born.

Nelson’s majored in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. He graduated with a BS in chemistry and continued his training by earning a MS in biochemistry, Masters in public administration, and many other certificates after 20 years in the military. Nelson retired with the rank of LT. Colonel and started a new career in Health care Administration. Nelson’s new career is Catholic Health Institutions (St. Agnes, Fresno, Ca., St. Jude, Fullerton, Ca. , and St. Francis, Lynwood, Ca. PJ’s Travel Connection, LLC, is located in Corona and affiliated with Montrose Travel (CST 1018299- 10, Montrose Travel is a family owed business located in Montrose, Ca. and is highly respected within the travel industry and has been exceeding client’s expectation since 1956. PJ’s specializes in cruises (individuals, families, and groups), family vacations, reunions, theme parks and resorts, romance travel, and many more travel ideas. If you come into the presence of this couple, you will feel the love they have for people. The fellowship is off the hook and the love and care they show for each other is a joy to be around. To God be the glory.

Cathedral of Praise International Ministries Virtuous Women Women’s Conference will be held May 21, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact (909) 874-8676 and remember, this conference is FREEEEEEEE! Lunch will be served.


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