Oh, sweet friend I am thankful that you stopped by and checked out this ministry “From Prodigal to
Princess”. This ministry was birthed from the story out of Luke 15:11. The prodigal son realizes that he
has spent his inheritance and he has hit rock bottom and has nothing left to give. The son returns
humbly to his father, admitting he has spent it all and has nothing to give; yet his father embraces him
with an unconditional love and welcomes him back into the family. From Prodigal to Princess, is a
ministry that welcomes you in the season you are in and just as you are. We are committed to walking
beside you through life bringing encouragement, challenges, and Truth. -Liz
From Prodigal to Princess' mission statement reads; "To encourage and equip women within their journey to identify Whose They Are and Who They Are, so that when the storms of life come, they will be anchored and secure, not to be tossed by the waters of uncertainty but to stand firm on the foundation of the Lord."
How does From Prodigal to Princess accomplish that? By encouraging all women to surrender the prodigal areas of life at the foot of the cross and empower them through the leading of the Holy Spirit to accept the unavoidable love of Jesus. It’s simple in words, but how hard it can be to take the areas of life that feel dark, hold shame, and have been tucked away for years. The Father (God) is waiting, just as the dad patiently waited for the prodigal son in Luke 15. God is waiting for all to surrender brokenness, abandonment, pain, desires, families, marriages to a place of unavoidable love. The unavoidable love of Jesus takes everyone to a place of surrender/return and with the grace and mercy of a Fathers love brings restoration, renewal, and redemption to the prodigals past. Just as Ezekiel 16 reads about God’s love for Jerusalem, verse 13 can also describe Gods love for all; "Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey and oil. You where exceedingly beautiful and succeeded to royalty. Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was made perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you, says the Lord God.” From our ashes, God in His goodness makes beautiful.
Liz, and her husband Paul Andersen, with their three girls Cheyanne, Savannah, and Aisley, live
in Chesapeake Virginia. Paul and Liz have been married almost 18 years. She serves as a military
wife to Paul who has served his country for almost 20 years and is currently a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. This ministry was laid on Liz’s heart during her morning quiet times, when God made it clear how He had walked her through the journey of surrendering all the prodigal areas of life she was still
holding on to, in order to live within the freedom of Christ. It was through that journey that God would
call her to journey with other women through the valleys and mountain tops of life. Today, Paul and Liz have committed themselves to mentoring other married couples who are walking through brokenness, betrayal, and addiction. The world is quick to tell us everything we are not, but our God is quick to tell us everything that we are! When our identity is anchored into the Father, then there is nothing that can keep us down.
Liz aspires to share her testimony and love for Jesus all over the world; from women’s bible studies,
small groups, conferences, and more.
“It is with great humbleness, that God has entrusted this ministry
to me and it is with great honor that I in return will give Him all the glory for His great work in my life
and in the lives of the ones I love. My testimonies include being abandoned by my earthly father, growing
up in a house where the facade appeared good but was full of dysfunction related to the pain of drugs
and alcohol addiction. This continued into my adulthood where my darkest hour was trying to decide
what to do with the pieces of our marriage, the heart ache of brokenness, wrestling with
internal fear and feelings of not enough. When asked how I overcame the obstacles in my life, God
simply reminded me, that it was not the obstacles themselves, but it was my understanding of my
identity in Him. When the waves of life came to knock me down, it was the anchor in which made it
possible to stand. God, at a young age allowed me to see my beauty and worth in Him." -Liz