Mary Simmons will Open Your Eyes to the Truth
By Wendy Pollitzer
Featured in The Island News
July 8, 2010
Mary Simmons retired from Nursing in 1997, and she’s busier now than she ever was while working.
Simmons, an author and playwright, also takes time to manage an organic garden on St. Helena Island and works as a volunteer in home health. And, she’s an ordained evangelist/apostle and founder of Women of Faith and Power Ministries, Inc. But her passion is writing.
When Simmons was 12, her Baptist pastor sent her to the Baptist Convention as a reporter and later encouraged her to pursue journalism. But she followed a nursing career instead, always wishing she’d listened to her pastor.
But that makes sense. Mary is a natural helper. She wants to make people feel better. And she knows that can’t happen until they help themselves. She’s just a catalyst.
“My only goal in life is to please the Lord by serving His people. God has given me a vision for His people. I do not desire to work alone. We all must join hands and accomplish this awesome mission together,” says Simmons. This goal is based on Proverbs 29:18, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’
She moved to Beaufort in the late nineties to be closer to her mother, Susie Mae Simmons. She was sick of the cold weather in Pennsylvania and loved Beaufort, a neighboring coastal town of her birthplace, Tillman, SC. “I love everything about the Lowcountry, except the bugs. There is nothing prettier than driving down Bay Street and seeing all the boats in the river. It’s magical!”
Though no longer in the nursing profession, she’s still helping people through her writing. Angel’s Story, her latest book, allows readers to get a better understanding of themselves and the mates they choose to have.
“Sometimes, we get involved with people for the wrong reasons. We need to choose mates based on what’s inside of us, not them,” says Simmons.
PublishAmerica is proud to present Angel’s Story by Beaufort, South Carolina author Mary F. Simmons. In this masterfully written novel, Sarah was a great woman of faith and hope. She conquered every challenge that was presented before her with love and compassion. Her life truly was a miracle in itself. PublishAmerica is the home of 40,000 talented authors. PublishAmerica is a traditional publishing company whose primary goal is to encourage and promote the works of new, previously undiscovered writers. Like more mainstream publishers, PublishAmerica pays its authors advances and royalties and makes its books available through all bookstores. PublishAmerica offers a distinctly personal, supportive alternative to vanity presses and less accessible publishers.
Angel’s Story is a book about building lasting relationships between yourself and lovers, friends, co-workers…everyone. Angel is a woman who conquered many challenges with love and compassion. Her life truly was a miracle in itself.
Most of Simmons’ books are about finding inner peace. Why the Swan Sings, Why the Swan Echoes/I’m Just Saying, Divine Healing + Divine Health = a Divine Lifeand The Old Woman in the River all relay messages of faith and hope.
Simmons also wrote a play, to be put on DVD soon. Aloe Juice is a comedy and musical that features a large cast and is full of dancing, singing and acting. Simmons wrote the musical at Penn Center. It took Mary four months to write it, and now she is determined to produce it nationally and possibly worldwide.
And she’ll do it! Mary doesn’t like to leave anything unfinished. She’s also working on a series of childrens’ books that will encompass Angel’s Story in each of the editions.
Mary has one son, Philip Quince and a host of spiritual children. Evangelist Simmons has a vision to expand Women of Faith and Power Ministries to all cities and states with an open mind to travel overseas. Her outreach will provide educational opportunities, enlightenment and encouragement.
If interested in worshiping with Mary, you may call her at (843) 683-2026 or email her at Womenoffaithandpower@yahoo.com. She’d love to meet you and share her journey.
It was a pleasure to sit and talk with you Mary. My eyes were opened to many truths during our visit. You’re a gentle soul who has the power to lift others in their times of need and the wisdom to celebrate in times of joy. My life is better now that I’ve met you.