My name is Hermien Elago and I was born in Windhoek, Namibia in 1983. My eldest sister is Karin Elago- she is a travel consultant. Karin is very gentle and very compassionate and she is a great joy to have in the family. She has been walking with God for years. My brother was born after Karin and his name is Michael Elago- he is into logistics and works for a cargo/transport company in the Coast of Namibia (Walvis Bay. I was born after Michael and our youngest is Laimi Elago who got married earlier this year in May and has a baby boy named Christian. My father passed away in 2008 he was a business man and my mother is a business woman, her name is Sara Elago and she won the business woman of the year award in 2000, she now runs two farms, farming with mainly cattle and vegetables and she runs a prison ministry that teaches young inmates their true identity in Christ and also helps them to become responsible members of society and teaches them skills so that they can empower themselves financially.
At the age of 5 my parents sent me to an all girls private boarding school in Cape Town. I had a pretty ordinary life until Grade 9 when I started experimenting with cigarettes and alcohol. What started out as an experiment somehow became a lifestyle of parties, weed and cigarettes. Everyone else I was hanging out with seemed to handle themselves well, but I am an extremist... I do things over-the-top! I started sneaking out of boarding school to go clubbing and drinking I really thought that I was having the time of my life.
By Grade 11 I had been in the principle's office more times than I can count and I got suspended because I got caught smoking weed in one of the boarding school rooms, but none of this slowed me down. Surprisingly I passed Grade 12.
I went onto the an Advertising College in Cape Town and I had started doing ecstasy and cocaine on-top of the drinking, marijuana and the cigarettes, the bouncers at the clubs knew me by name, I was still under the deception that I was having the time of my life. I failed miserably and came back home to Namibia, where I went to Polytech and after a series of more parties and drugs fell pregnant in 2005, my daughter Grace is now 7 years old. I kept going like this until in November 2009 I started wondering... Is this my purpose? Is the point of my existence to be the 'life of the party”? After a failed relationship (another one) I became depressed, I had hit rock bottom, at the age of 26 I had no idea what I was doing with my life, yes I had a job and yes I had friends and yes I had stuff but I was miserable! I saw no point to life and if I wasn't such a coward I probably would have ended it all. One day at the farm I said to God, "Okay God, I don't know what the hype is about you... But I know that I have failed at everything and since I don't seem to be dying anytime soon and I have no other option left... I'm giving you a shot. I'm giving you my life because that's all I have."
GOD DOES NOT DISAPPOINT .. Immediately I felt a joy that I cannot describe here in writing. All cravings for alcohol, drugs and parties faded. Something in me just knew that God was restoring something that was broken, He was mending my broken heart :) He is amazing, I cannot begin to describe how life with Him has been. All the past moments of happiness pale in comparison, I am changed, the old me is DEAD and Jesus Christ lives in me. I am a new creation- set free, redeemed... FORGIVEN. I now serve Him with all I have (I mentioned earlier that I'm an extremist) I went from extreme destruction to Extreme Jesus! God is GOOD, words cannot express! I am in love with God and HE LOVES ME MADLY.
He died for me... I live for Him :)
After receiving salvation in 2010 I felt that God had laid on my heart to start a mercy ministry called Jesus to the Streets, through this ministry the aim of this ministry is to transform Africa one life at a time by spreading the infinite, practical love of God with those who are less fortunate. Other than the mercy gifting that God has given me, I also feel that He has given me a passion and excitement for business. I started thinking and praying about Armor in 2010 and this year I launched the ministry. Armor is an online retail store and through our clothes we are spreading a message of Faith, Hope and Love by introducing into society a clothing line that embodies a lifestyle that is clean, pure and Christ-centered. 10% of all Armor sales goes to Jesus to the Streets.
Our Vision: “Making known to the nations God's wondrous love through creative arts/ designs.”
Ultimately, through all that we do the aim is that Christ be preached!
Galatians 2:20 'I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.'
the one thing i know for sure about God is that, God is good!
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