Directed and written by Justin P. Wayoro, the 90 minute film is narrated by Pastor Carol Moody McComb, inspired by Raquel Ramirez. MOTHERS entrapped in bad economic cycles and emotional challenges, face the world with dignity and wisdom that comes from the inner fountain of faith and hope. The film captures conversations between women of God as no documentary has. The film is a guide for new MOTHERS and a tribute to MOTHERS for the selfless sharing of their lives and the power MOTHERS have over the outcomes in our world, politically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally. This is a film that will bring you home to MOTHER.
Rachel Ramirez has two wonderful children which are her inspiration. At age of 16, she started college. Completed high school and became a mother. She maintained focused and became a Registered Nurse at age 23 and started her Limousine business. Her passion for helping others has made her nursing career fulfill her heart with joy and happiness. She work as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse at a local hospital and as a Nurse Reviewer. It's a wonderful feeling she gets when NICU babies get to recover and go home to their families.
Linda McCarthy, an Author, trainer and keynote speaker Linda McCarthy is the Executive Director/Franchise Owner for Business Network Int'l-BNI of Ventura County, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys in California. Her and her husband Shawn direct 34 BNI chapters in these regions and been in business since 2000. Linda is a contributing author in 2 books. In June 2008 Linda was honored by the Ventura Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and named Woman of the Year.
Karen Coyle was born in Aberdeen, Maryland, and was raised in Lakeland, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1978, and worked for three years at Hope Haven Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, in the Physical Therapy department and as a member of the hospital’s Child Study Unit. Karen began her career as the Oaks Christian Dean of Students in August, 2001, two days after her retirement from the Navy. She is currently completing her 11th year at the school and absolutely loves her job.
Christiana D’Amoreis a woman who loves to explore all sorts of avenues of life. She has spent many years traveling and living within multiple cultures and communities. When she married Joe D’Amore (owner of the world famous D'Amore Pizza) , she also inherited 6 children and three grandchildren. “It is a different kind of adventure, for sure, but it has been filled with lots of blessings along the way.” She readily admits. Christiana is set on living her chapters of life with full gusto and tries to exemplify that to her family as well.
Danette Anderson-Bittorf is a life-long resident of Ventura County who believes in the values of faith, family, and community. Danette has carried on her family’s legacy with Physical Adventures, a business dedicated to improving the self-image and health of its clients in a family-like atmosphere. All who know Danette describe her as a fun-loving, giving woman who balances the demands of family and career with grace and integrity. She surrounds herself with people who share her mission and ideals. She has never forgotten her roots, her God, or her commitment to have a positive impact on her community.
Siobhan Neilland, founder of OneMama, represents the heart of this organization. Passionate about making a difference in the world. Inspired by a Ugandan midwife, Mama Jamira, Siobhan found her calling helping people in desperate conditions empower themselves to create change. No stranger to poverty and hardship, Siobhan uses her own losses to inspire change and teach the global community how to overcome obstacles to achieve a fulfilling life. “Fighting for my Joy”, is Siobhan’s lifelong motto.
Florence B. Jay lived over half of her life in California, however she is a southern belle. Her education began at Lamson Richardson Elementary School and concluded with a Master of Science in Biology from Iowa State University. She is employed by Ventura Water, City of Ventura, as the Laboratory Supervisor. Her staff are responsible for assuring the quality of water is safe for public consumption and discharge to the environment. In 2002, She was selected “Supervisor of the Year”.
Maylen Garcia, a mother of 4 children residing in Southern California. Being born and raised by Mexican parents her race and ethnicity is Mexican. She has been in the United States since she was a year old. She lived in California for 32 and half years. She says that the social class background that she has now is of a lower middle class, both my parents they belonged to a lower poor class families they moved to the United Stated with the intention of giving their children a better life to what they had back home.
Rebecca Tatum is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BSN in nursing. Rebecca later became a civilian nurse in the area of maternal child health where she possessed a license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in inpatient OB. After 21 years of science, Rebecca turned her sights to art specifically music ministry and theatre arts as directed by the Lord. She became a professional musician and lead singer for "The John Tatum Band".
Deborah Powell 's journey through life began as she was resurrected from the dead from her mother’s womb. Soon after she was ensnared by the forces of evil during her young adolescent years spending most of them institutionalized or incarcerated. Deborah has hosted her own Radio and TV programs, co-authored a book "Daughters of Destiny", composed and recorded her own music, and is currently serving in her eighth year as county Youth Chaplin where she resides. Deborah is the proud mother of many precious orphaned children in Zambia Africa. She is the founder of the facility there called "Destined to Live the Good Life".
Carol Moody-MacComb began counseling in youth camps and working in various churches as a youth director. She continued working with youth until she entered Seminary at age 29. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Family Life Ministry from Ouachita Baptist University and a Masters Degree in Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling. While in Seminary at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary she was a church planter and was instrumental in starting 13 churches in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Upon leaving the military, with the help of her house church group, she founded the organization called JC’s Place Missions Organization. Carol is currently supplementing her ministry by counseling individuals toward spiritual growth and healing.
Sara Mietzner Kimberly Frager Raquel "Raq C" Cordova Chantal Marie Thompson Shelley DeMayo Betty Woods McCarty Cecilia Alvarado Benedicta Owusu Oteng Angela Grey Veronique K. Lee Christina McCarty Toni Gallucci