Airreia is a Daughter of God first and foremost. She is also a wife to her husband Sam, a joyful mother, an educator, and an author.
She is a Christian holistic health advocate for women, teens, and children, identifying the importance of wholeness physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually through Jesus Christ. She has a passion for promoting purity for singles, compassion for fertility issues, and a love for literacy. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies: Birth-Kindergarten education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently a Doctoral student at Walden University studying Reading, Literacy, and Assessment. Airreia spent a year under the mentorship of million-copy, best-selling author and speaker Shannon Ethridge.
Airreia is a “Quiet Storm:” gentle, soft-spoken, and a sweet woman who is sensitive to the hearts of others with a pure heart for God. She has a reason to smile because the joy of the Lord is her strength. Behind her smile the Lord has held her precious hand through many dark storms—battles of insecurity, depression, low self-esteem and identity issues, rejection, verbal abuse, evictions, homelessness, poverty, divorce of parents, heartbreak, grief, fornication, addictions, fear, family brokenness, suicidal thoughts, infertility/miscarriages, and barriers in emotional healing, spiritual intimacy, and physical development. The Lord has preserved her through the storms of life to testify of His great power, redemption, and unconditional love. She strongly believes that she overcomes by the word of testimony and the blood of the lamb (Revelations 12:11). Airreia is an entrepreneur and is a co-owner with her husband of SonShine Embrace Learning Center, founded to help embrace children’s God-Given talents for future success!
God has given her faith to believe that if she would obey Him at each step, He would take care of the rest. As the Bible says, “Obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15: 22-23).” It was obedience that made her leave her interior design major for the education major in which God revealed His plan to teach His children. She is a first-generation student who was able to graduate from both undergraduate and graduate school debt-free. It was also obedience that made her refrain from fornication and seek deliverance through Jesus Christ. This decision enabled her to encourage others to also live a life of purity in mind, body, soul, and speech. Obedience also led her to leave her boyfriend, to later meet her husband.
Airreia is a modern day Harriet Tubman, leading others from darkness and brokenness towards the light, Jesus Christ, to experience deliverance and wholeness. She believes she is an ordinary lady used by God to do extraordinary. Her joy in life comes from spending time in His presence. She is amazed at how God’s unconditional love has been poured out to her and she wants to be a vessel of His love to others. There is no past that is too messed up that Christ can not repair. God is the true potter and we are the clay that He uses to mold, shape, refine, and define into His liking. Airreia continues to see herself on the Potter’s wheel daily. She offers encouragement to others that “He who started a good work will see it completed until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6)!"
“You are like a car already moving, and I want to come alongside you to continue to help you move further.”
“You are a go-getter, fierce, similar to a Quiet Storm.”
“Airreia’s way of speaking—it is naturally full of emotion.”
~BLAST small group