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Trophy of Grace Has Gone to be With Jesus

Submitted by on March 21, 2013 – 11:44 am20 Comments

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post.

On Tuesday, March 19th, our dear sweet Trophy of Grace (Lisa Colon)  left this dark world and is now with the Lover of her soul – Jesus Christ.

I rejoice because Lisa is now free of pain, anguish, sorrow, and trials. She is whole and is surrounded by Love. The love of those she knew who have left before her, and the most amazing love of God. We who remain cannot fathom that Love, but Lisa now understands it and is a part of it!

I weep because I miss Trophy of Grace. I know I’ll see her again, but I still had so many talks to have with her, and tears to cry, and laughter to enjoy, hugs to receive, and counsel to give and take. We had years left to become even better friends. Ah Lisa – yes! We all miss you so much already!

Isn’t God our Healer?

That is what I want to talk about. In order to do that I need to share a story about Jennie, Wendy, and Lisa, three very dear friends and women of God.

Jennie was a volunteer for the foundation HopeKids – an organization that provides hope in Jesus for kids with cancer. She and her best friend Amy Oldham moved up from Arizona to start a chapter in Utah. Both of their families were heavily involved in providing this great ministry to those who struggle with this debilitating disease. Ironically, Jennie has fought lung cancer for the last two years. It was an aggressive cancer that would require chemo for the rest of her life, but it was under control.  A young mom of forty, Jennie has five children and a wonderful husband who fought along beside her without tiring. She wrote wonderfully about her difficult journey in a blog called Living Out Our Hope. Her writing displayed wit and a complete trust in the Lord that would leave me laughing, crying and praising God – all at the same time.

Wendy is a powerful music teacher at our church and at an Elementary School. Like many of us here, Wendy had a tough life before finding Jesus. Her story before is one of a rough childhood and a life of Mormonism, now it’s a story of freedom and healing. I am blessed to be a part of her journey. Wendy spent the school year directing and preparing a play which included a cast of 82 young actors and actresses.

Trophy of GraceAnd Lisa… you know our Lisa. Her testimony is a beautiful proclamation of the Healing and Love of our God. When I went to visit her in Texas, WeUsed2bu was constantly on her mind. We talked endlessly about her vision for this ministry. How she loves those who are broken and hurting! Lisa wanted counseling centers opened throughout the United States to help women who struggle with the temptations of this world. She also gave of herself in jail ministry. Her journey is explained in detail in her blog Consecrated to Him. Lisa has also been blessed with a wonderful husband and has seven beautiful children.

Last Thursday, March 14th, the moms at our homeschool co-op got together to pray for Jennie. She was having a procedure done on her lungs due to some complications. Things were not going well. We prayed for healing and recovery.

When we were done, I went to Wendy’s house because she had developed a kidney stone and the play was the next day. We prayed for healing and strength. Kidney stones take a long time to pass and she could not afford to be laid up.

When I got home, I opened my email and saw that our sweet Jennie had gone to meet her Savior. Later I learned that Wendy had been completely healed and went to the opera that night. Her play the next night was a huge success! And Tuesday, March 19th, our sweet Lisa has also gone.

To answer the question – Yes! God is our Healer! But He is also God. He is sovereign. Our Abba knew at the time we were created the days we would live on earth:

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:16)

You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. (Job 14:5)

When our work is done here, we will leave and go back to our Creator and enjoy true fellowship with Him. No more worries, sorrows or pain awaits us!

Jennie and Lisa accomplished their work on earth. They leave behind strong men of God and children who love the Lord. They both have touched many lives and I can just hear my Lover say to them, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:14-30)

We rest assured that Lisa and Jennie are with God because they accepted Salvation through the work done by Jesus Christ on the cross. If you need more information about this hope that we have, read Trophy of Grace’s article on Salvation: Be Saved Now.

Our time on earth seems like a long time, doesn’t it? But it is just a moment to God. Someday, my dear friends, if your hope is in God, you will experience true life in eternity surrounded by the Love of our Lord, and your friends and families.

WeUsed2bu and HopeKids will continue to grow and give hope to those who are despairing. Wendy will continue to be a light to children and to those around her. We will continue to make our days count. (Psalm 90:12)

Lisa’s last writings are 31 days of encouragement starting November 1st. Some of her posts were written while she waited for her operation, and some were posted after. My prayer is that you will find encouragement and hope in her last words here on earth: Battling Worry: Words of Encouragement – For Such A Time As This.

We mourn the passing of these two great women, we will miss them. They will always be a part of us. We will cry, we will laugh, and we will remember. Their work moves forward, and we are blessed to be a part of their vision.

Goodbye, my Lisa – until we meet again and join with you in that great dance with the One Who we love the most!

As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God…I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing. (2 Timothy 4:6-7)

We want to hear from you – how has Trophy of Grace touched your life? What memories has she left with you? Do you have any questions? Encouraging words?

Feel free to leave your thoughts, as we celebrate the life of Lisa – Trophy of Grace.

20 Comments »

  • admin says:

    Thank you for sharing about Lisa. We all miss her so much. But as the Lord wills, her legacy will go on through her children, her family and friends, and this ministry. May He always be praised here on earth, just as we are sure she is praising Him right now in heaven. May the Lord bless and comfort your heart, sister.

  • maria carrera says:

    My name is Maria (known as tia Mari to Lisa) I was her aunt. I have to say reading all your postings just touched my heart. My niece was loved by so many people. We all have a past and a story. My niece lisa had a hard time growing up. But when she found the live of the lord she wanted everyone to be saved and helped everyone she could. Had I known she went through so much I probably would have wanted her to come to live with me in New York. But God had another plan. I have to say she was my niece, my counselor and my rock. She always knew what to tell me and was so positive. It should have been the other way around. But her death has brought me closer to God. I am so greatful for her and all the Glory goes to our Lord. Lisa Titi loves and misses you so much. Until we meet sgain. Kisses

  • admin says:

    We miss her very much also. It is very precious to us to have her wisdom recorded here in the archives, so we can read and remember those things which God put on her heart. We always have hope and joy, though, because we know we will see her again someday in God’s kingdom, and there will be no more tears! We love you sister. Thanks for your comment :)

  • Made In His Image says:

    I miss her. I knew she was called Home a few days after this article was posted. It’s been more than a year. But I miss her so much. She has been such a source of encouragement for me. Her testimony always touches my heart.
    I know I will see her someday again but I just miss her now. To hear those encouraging words.

  • admin says:

    Hi Kavitha – Lisa developed a brain tumor last Thanksgiving. The surgery went great, but complication after complication set in. The Lord called her home earlier this year.

    We miss her very much, but know that we will rejoice with her when we leave this earth and go to our real home.

    God bless you, sister!

  • kavitha says:

    I am really shocked by lisa death. Her testimony was truly touching and lot of encouragement to me. What happened to her?

  • admin says:

    Dear Shay,

    Thank you for your kind words. Trophy of Grace has worked hand in hand with our God and helped so many people. I am glad that she was able to bless you, too! We all miss her very much. I think speaking to her would be very nice.

    God bless you, dear sister!
    Admin

  • Shay says:

    I am so shocked. Now I understand why I couldn’t find her on this website. She truly helped me so much! I will never forget how much she was able to lift my spirits, but she is in a better place now and I will speak to her the same way I speak to my grand mother who is in heaven.

  • Dear Deborah,

    This seems to be a common theme when people write in about Lisa. What a beautiful testimony of a life well-lived! How much better to pour your life into people instead of accumulating worthless treasure on this earth!

    Thanks for sharing with us today. Blessings to you, dear sister!

  • Deborah says:

    I am so heart broken to find this out.I came back on the site to see how things were going. Lisa helped me during a very tough moment in my life. Till this day I am so grateful for the help and advice she gave me. I’m so saddening this news, however I know she is in paradise rejoicing with our heavenly father. We love you Lisa, and will see you soon <3

  • Dear Daniel,

    Thanks so much for sharing your story. I will forward this to Rey. Lisa and Rey are truly a living testimony of the healing power of God. I love that it overflowed in to your life.

    God bless you with continued healing, success and favor!

    Treasure Box

  • Daniel says:

    Just wanted to share that today I found out about Lisa. I eventually ended up on this website. Lisa and Rey helped me during a bad time in my life many years ago here in Miami FL. They believed in me when no one wanted to help. They not only shared the word of god with me but they also gave me a job. Little did I know that this job would help elevate my career to where I am today. I always wanted to thank Rey and Lisa over the years. Its been about 8 years since I’ve last seen them. Rey if you ever read this Thank you and Lisa for helping me during a bad time of my life. I pray God is with you and your family always. Sorry about the way VoIP went down. God bless

    – Danny

  • Thanks for the kind comments, Nikki. I have no doubt that our dear Jesus will say to our sister Trophy of Grace, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

    God bless you with comfort!

  • Nikki says:

    Wow. I loved Lisa’s advice and you could just tell how much she really loved God and wanted to help people. I pray that God will comfort her children, husband, and friends,and cause them to turn to Him during this time, and not away. Although even thinking about my mom ever dying brings tears to my eyes, i know God has a good plan for those who love Him. It may not seem like it, but sometimes we have to turn away from what seems logical and hold on to faith. Thank you Lisa for pouring out so much of your wisdom and love. I pray that you will be rewarded in Heaven!

  • Thank you, E, for your kind words. We are so glad that her stories have blessed you as they have all of us. God bless you, dear sister!

  • E says:

    How this breaks my heart :( Her stories and advice inspired me although I never met her. Yet- I have this peace because I KNOW she is in a beautiful place and so happy to be there. God bless her and my love to all of you as you continue the dream and to her family. I pray for her kids and husband who she loved so much. My heart breaks for them but I trust God to fill every empty space she has left behind with his love.

  • Dearest Olga,

    What a beautiful testimony of God’s work in our Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story. I’m so glad that you have purpose in your life and that it’s all for God! Praise the Lord!

    God bless you with much comfort as you grieve. We will all miss her tremendously.

    Thanks again for sharing – God bless you with much favor and peace, dear sister!

    Hugs,
    Treasure Box

  • Olga says:

    I met Lisa 7 years ago when I was homeless with my 5 children and felt like I was just suffering to much and had no purpose in this world ,she took us in her home without knowing me or ever seeing us before and fed us and kept us near her always as her family, she also was the first person to take me to a church and showed me the path of god that I should follow(i had never even read the bible before and didnt know anything about church) from that day on I have been learning so much about the lord and how to serve him and know that I have such a big purpose of being here… my heart is broken ,I love her and will miss her so much but know that her legacy will continue forever

  • Thank you for sharing your heart, Lala! I love that you know where she is and that you will one day be with her again. Hugs to you, sister!

  • lala says:

    I am sooo sad atm but I know this is all for the best. I thank the almighty lord that I had the privilege of having his daughter Trophy of Grace to help me in my life! This is such a shock! God bless all of you and keep you always, she helped me by answering my first question on this site. I know someday i will see her face to face! AMEN

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