"Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips." Proverbs 27:1-2.
Sister Ruthena Dorsey is a native of Andrews, South Carolina. She is the daughter of the late Bishop Chappell and Mrs. Trannie Rush. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Whitney and Jasmine Dorsey. Sister Dorsey is committed to serving the Lord and doing the work that he has called her to do in accordance with Matthew 28:19-20. Her life has been predestined and purposed in prayer.
Her commitment to teach has afforded her the opportunity to teach women's bible study at the Shepherd Cove Homeless Shelter for Women, special occasions and various workshops. She served for several years as President of the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Daughter of Anna Prayer Ministry. She is a modern day Anna, dedicating her life to prayer, fasting and interceding on the behalf of others.
In 1998, she joined the Shepherd’s Cove Homeless Shelter Ministry. This is a ministry that reaches out to women and children residing at the shelter. Once a week she joined other members that ministered to the needs of the residents through bible study and other services such as life skills workshops, resume workshops, and spiritual counseling. In addition, they provided clothing, school and laundry supplies, Christmas gifts, and occasionally baby shower gifts to the residents. For several years the ministry provided transportation for the residents to worship services on Sunday mornings, followed by a fellowship dinner with various women's ministries throughout the church. Sister Dorsey demonstrated her calling as a prayer warrior and intercessor very early in her journey in the homeless shelter. She was in constant and continual prayer for the ministry and the residents. Whenever asked to take the lead in delivering bible study at the shelter she always accepted and prepared herself for the task. To God's glory, many residents accepted salvation through Christ Jesus as a result of her teachings. "See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee." Jeremiah 1:10 and 17.
In doing so, she is diligent to work the work of Him that has sent her into all the world. She has accepted God's command to present her body as a living sacrifice daily. Working together to reach souls for the Kingdom of God is her assignment. She is standing fast to her task through the anointing and the power of the Holy Spirit.