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Meet LuTyna Goodman

Today we’d like to introduce you to LuTyna Goodman.

Thanks for sharing your story with us LuTyna. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It started sitting in my living room reading. I heard Naomi’s Daughters so I wrote it down on paper and put it away. Going back to my normal routine of doing hair as a licensed Cosmetologist, I always found myself being a listener to issues, life challenges, people needing advise and this had gone on for many years. I did not realize that from all those years of being a support in helping beautify women, those who suffered medical setbacks, loss of hair, loss of self-worth, etc.,

I always found a love in helping make them see their rare beauty within. From growing up as a girl not knowing my worth, surviving molestation, rape, being passed around from one family member to the next, feeling lost in a huge world, the things I went thru made me have a heart to help someone else get their sight back! It was very therapeutic to help someone else with a gift that was in my hands to beautify others. When the vision hit my spirit I had no idea I would be the one it started from. I wrote it down only for it to come back to me in 2013 to start doing something for teens that were struggling with becoming who they were destined to be.

A mother of two I saw what I didn’t want my girls to go thru so I figured I’d start with my babies to try and break a cycle. From that, the women would ask if I was doing something for adults? I was clueless on how to do it but after prayer, it began to come to me to continue what I had been doing in the salon. So I hosted the Naomi’s Daughters brunch! I realized it was bigger than a church service, it went deeper into the lives of women who were like me. I wanted to empower others to know that you are not what you’ve been thru, your better than that! I went into homes decorating, creating their dreams, shopping for wardrobes, you name it!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, it was actually a hard road. Being an introvert and growing up being taught what goes on in the house stays in the house, no one knew I had secrets that I couldn’t tell. I realized I would have to tell my own story in order to help someone else so I only told the part I felt they could handle. But as life would afford me to grow and develop, survive 2 divorces, domestic violence, death of four children, pain on top of pain I thought things were getting better. I had built a salon from the ground, stayed in business nine years finally marry the man I could only dream existed, it all came to a complete crash in 2008.

I thought I was in a better place and had experienced happiness I’d never felt, I get married May 5, 2007 and things are amazing, finally life feels good and in January of 2008 my new husband began to get sick, that sickness we had no idea would change life for us in a way unimaginable. Newly married 8 months in and a diagnosis that shook my soul! After tests run the results came back “HIV” positive!!! My world was shattered! He was sick, going down fast, myself I had a real horror moment! At the time, you heard about this disease but I knew only of it through TV so for me, the questions hit hard! Do I have it? Am I going to die? Is he going to die? I had to be tested, things for me were spiraling out of control. This was the worst hit I’d ever been through and I had no idea what my life would be from there.

All of my tests came back “ NEGATIVE”? After 12 years of standing together I “NEVER” contracted the disease and today he is a medical miracle in excellent health, body in top condition, no longer disabled, we live an amazing life and share our story and life with others to show miracles can happen and you can survive your storm!! Life Is Good!

We’d love to hear more about your organization.
I am the founder and CEO of Naomi’s Daughters ministry a non-profit that mentors, educated and empowers women and families in crisis situations, I am the Senior Pastor Of Kingdom Empowerment Worship Center along with my husband Matthew. I am a mentor, I do personal makeovers, I go in and help literally restart their lives. Provide assistance with programs, schooling, we assist with clothing, for interviews, resume writing, we host empowerment events to motivate and encourage, to show there is better waiting to happen. Just this year we had our 1st Naomi’s Daughter Banquet at the Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas. The women wore ball gowns done for the very first time in their lives.

Established the first Naomi’s Daughter “ Apple Of His Eye Award” given to three amazing survivors! They received recognition for the steps of success they have made coming from domestic violence lives. They are true survivors! They were also treated to dinner on the Daughters to very nice restaurants that done had never been to in their lives. I’m known for giving back, pouring back into the people’s lives through giving. From donations, we are able to do these amazing things. I’m proud to be a survivor myself and walk as an example of what prayer and hard work can do! Not many people work to give people anything, I am just the opposite, I want to give smiles, tears of joy back, send them on vacations, shower them with what they need to feel as special as we all should feel. Give, give, give!

The scripture I stand on is: Psalms 139: 14

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

What were you like growing up?
As a child I was shy. I lived to sing and I grew up singing quartet music with my sisters and cousin. I lived with my grandmother and aunt most of the time so I was trained to cook and sing. I didn’t have lots of friends growing up so I cherished the few I had. I always found myself doing what I saw grandmother do so I took a liking to sewing, I liked playing in people’s hair thus came my love for making people beautiful and I liked make-up.

Growing up I only saw my grandmother wear it so I’d put hers on and play dress up in her closet. The upholstery was another thing she did do here I went doing it too. Anything I saw with my eyes I could do. I didn’t know it was a gift then but as I grew up I realized I could do whatever I saw. There was no you-tube then so it was look and learn. Back then singing was a joy and I still do it today.

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