Shelle Frelo is Founder & President of Just For Us Ministries an international ministry for women and youth. She also founded its sister ministries – Hearts2Hearts Conferences, R-Ladies Night Out Bible Studies, Keepin It Real In Christ, The Christian Talk Room, Voices Youth Choir, Getting Into The Word, Your Bible Talk Radio, and j4us.com-Online Community.
Shelle has appeared on TBN’s “Praise The Lord”, She has also authored dozens of Bible studies used by churches, ministries, and youth groups, spoken at numerous events, and hosts annual women’s and youth conferences and retreats.
Shelle’s key message is living life through God’s Word Applied To Everyday Life.
The Holy Spirit’s Call To Service:
Over twenty years ago, Shelle was led by the Lord to establish a Christian publication ministry called Just For Us Ministries. Just For Us Ministries started as a weekly printed newsletter. The newsletter was limited to the women of her church and the women she knew but she kept feeling that God wanted her to do more. In the early 1990’s the newsletter was discontinued due to the financial burden of publication. It seemed that the ministry had ended shortly after it got started. In the mid 1990’s the Holy Spirit spoke to Shelle’s spirit again and Just For Us Ministries was reborn as an online newsletter (http://www.angelfire.com/mo2/justforusministry), But again she felt the tugging of her spirit to do more. In the late 1990’s through the prompting of the Holy Spirit Just For Us Ministries was re-developed yet again into a full blown women’s and youth ministry. The ministry was finally fulfilling the vision God gave her. Through the process of this ministry development Shelle learned to trust what she couldn’t see, believe what God says because He says it, and know that God’s Will will always be done no matter what.
Shelle’s personal life was also God’s way of revealing Himself to her as she experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse imposed on her by her mother’s boyfriend, her grandmother, and an uncle during childhood; homelessness, poverty, racism within her own race and beyond; and her insecurities about herself worth and physical appearance, as well as many other obstacles, disappointments, setbacks, and tragedies. But through these rough roads, speed bumps, and storms God revealed that He was and is bigger than anything life could throw her way. She also learned God’s strength, the power of forgiveness and love which gave her an ever deepening relationship with Christ Jesus. As Shelle often does she took some time to reflect on her life and realized that God permitted her to have the rocky life experiences she had to help mold her into the woman He needed her to be to do the work He was calling her to do. Shelle also for the first time understood that these situations and circumstances were used to prepare her to understand and connect with women and youth on many different levels and from different backgrounds.
Shelle’s life experiences and God’s grace has allowed her to be able to share with all those that her ministry touches the knowledge of the awesomeness of God.
She has shares through her ministry, her speaking engagements, Bible studies, and writings the victory of standing on the knowledge that an ordinary woman with all her flaws and imperfections can live an extraordinary faith through Christ despite her situation, circumstances, fears, and insecurities. Shelle works diligently to bring God’s love, mercy, and joy to a hurting world through the ministry God gave her all those years ago.
Shelle’s ministry Just For Us Ministries and its sister ministries has enabled others to understand that God wants an intimate, real, relationship with them; He wants us to come to Him as we are and allow Him to grow us into what He wants us to be. God is not only able but wants to get us through the storms of life, and if He could do that for her, He could certainly do it for all those who trust in Him.