Anyone who has ever planted watermelon seeds knows the vine will crawl across the ground at an alarming rate, reaching up to 20 feet!
How does such a large vine come from one tiny seed?
Such a seed was planted in the mind of Spencena Antwanette over ten years ago.
From that seed came two children’s books, two adult books, various college degrees and numerous nonprofit organizations.
Her first book follows a little boys adventures as his watermelon vine produces more than he ever imagined.
Much like Spencena. From that first book she has helped so many.
She’s experienced being homeless. Domestic violence. And single motherhood.
But she didn’t become a statistic. Or a victim.
She became an advocate for children that have no voice in the world.
She’s earned an Associates in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelors in Early Childhood Development and a Masters in Psychology.
She went on to write a second children’s book.
This book chronicles children’s experiences in the foster care system. Each chapter starts the same but has different endings.
One scenario has a child removed and placed back in the home. Another has the child removed and placed with a relative. The last scenario has the child removed from home permanently and adopted.
The world needs a book like this. Children going through the system as well as classmates and peers of the child need to fully understand what they’re going through.
Spencena also found working on adult books as a way to heal. They are a testimonial and very motivational.
She started the Prayer of Salvation Ministries. A non profit that has branched out.
A learning center, affordable housing, helping the homeless, daycare and learning center to name a few.
That tiny seed God planted in the head of Spencena Antwanette has grown and flourished and fed so many.
Like a vine. Growing from a single seed.