THE STORIES BEHIND THE FACES OF The Twenty-16 Colour Invitation

JAYNIE

Tell us about yourself!
I am proud wife to Nathan for the last 8 years, mum to Willow (5 years) and Dare (2 years) and have the greatest gal pals a girl could dream of.

What do you do for fun?
We love having people over to our home to swim, eat and relax. At our house the kettle is always on and the door is always open.

What are you passionate about?
I’m very passionate about creating healthy family, and advocacy for people with additional needs.

Do you have any hobbies?
I love reading. I can’t sleep until I’ve read at least a chapter of something.

Think of time when you had to trust God the most. What do you think girls reading this could learn from your journey?
I feel when you are given the responsibility of raising children everyday you are hoping and trusting that His will be done. We definitely have had many defining moments where we have had to depend on His promises. One of the most profound times for us was when our gorgeous son Dare was born. He had many medical complications at birth and we weren’t sure how they would resolve, for the first few weeks/months of his life we lived in a constant state of trust that God’s will was perfect, his promises unfailing, his heart loving. We have seen the miracle power of God constantly at work in Dare’s life over these last two years. We have seen his heart physically and miraculously healed, and honestly have so many glory stories for God. We trusted/lived from the encouragement in Lamentations 3:25-33 (The Message).

“God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times. When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, he also works tenderly. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way” 

What’s one lesson you’ve learned about yourself that you think women reading this would benefit from?
I feel like the main lesson I’ve learnt so far in this decade is that I can do it all, just not all at the same time.

What are your dreams?
That our babies’ hearts will always beat for HIS.

What are you most proud of?
My family.

What are you the most thankful for?
I am so thankful for a great sense of HOME.

What do you love about Colour Conference?
I love that it is others-focused, that it celebrates women (and men), and is about the generations.

Who is Jesus to you?
Everything.

Jaynie's Salvation Story

I was 14, and it was simple and beautiful. I had always believed in God as creator, and Jesus as Saviour from primary school scripture class. So when I found myself being asked the simple question at 14, “Did I believe?” I said yes.