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Have you ever met someone and knew almost immediately that they were a world changer, and a force that wouldn’t let anyone or anything stand in their way? I felt this way upon my first encounter with Melinda Watts, the founder of G.L.A.M. Camp for Girls. I saw a model call for a photoshoot that was associated with this ministry and the Lord immediately said to submit my photo to them. It’s even interesting how that moment came to be because it was after browsing a few Instagram profiles that led me to media content creator Dr. Peace Amadi who was creative directing the photoshoot along with her friend and fashion blogger Seyi Famuyiwa. I have a special place in my heart for other women God leads to start ministries that focus on building up young ladies because I know they truly understand my calling to do the same. I could go on and on about Melinda, but I’d rather you see for yourself. Browse the website and check G.L.A.M. Camp out on their Instagram to see what they’re up to now.
Here’s a little about her company in her own words:
“Melinda Watts had to walk away from the very thing she felt fulfilled in doing to pursue an entirely different course that would change her life forever. After winning Gospel Music Channel’s national singing competition, “Gospel Dream,” Melinda’s new platform mandated that she leave her post as a high school English teacher to minister to the masses through song.
Remarkably, these days, the school system is now sending girls to Melinda’s LOVE-centered empowerment conferences. Girls everywhere are drawn to Melinda’s G.L.A.M. Camps—something she says God showed her in a vision. “One time I was ministering in song and the Lord showed me a vision of me, and the school buses were pulling up to the church. And when they got to the church, the church turned into a school and the girls had Bibles in their hands.”
That vision is unfolding as Melinda is able to educate girls practically and spiritually. As a result, she is seeing a hunger for God even among the girls unaccustomed to church. “Your everyday girl that does not go to church, once she gets a glimpse of who God is, she wants God.” Knowing that this God-desire would be awakened in even more girls if they were only exposed to the message of the gospel, Melinda Watts and her team have hit the road, taking their camp to various cities. “It’s something we really love to do, so we work with schools, churches, and community organizations to host the events.””