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She was formerly known as the singer song-writer and actress Vanity, lead to the group Vanity-six and mentored by the musician Prince. Nevertheless, in 1992, she was born again and raised from the dead by the power of
God our Lord Jesus Christ, and He calls her by her birth name, Denise."Prior to finding my Lord and Savior I lived in the bottomless pit of Hollywood's deception. Lust, drugs Rock n Roll....i was living in the depths of iniquity versed with carnality and suicidal thoughts of leaving this world...
"Sinking down into deep depression I camouflaged my pain with even more makeup and a fake smile." "My shocking testimony of 250 high blood pressure over 190, heart attack,
stroke, kidney failure, blood clots to the brain and blindness complete as well as deafness left me with only three days to live."
"With the devil breathing down my neck, trying desperately
to snatch and strangle me for hell, I repented."
"Yes one sweet day my Jesus reached down with his long
extended love and pulled my wretched body up from the darkness. Him only do I worship with a tremendous blast of fiery passion. I live, move, breath, love and have my being in Jesus The Christ. Enslaved to His truth"...I am Denise! no longer Vanity for the name means WORTHLESSNES...we are not worthless.
So pray for me now for i am believing in complete healing of this body longing to be healed made whole my heart..I have my vision, i keep it close. I repent daily my sins, my faults and my shortcomings. He has brought me out of so many fires, oh so many, 23 years alive after the doctors pronounced i would be dead way back then 1992...I lift my head up high to the sky and do thank my Jesus that He has kept me thus far and even as much as this body would love to be with Him in Heaven right this minute... for He is my true love and King over my life...even as the Apostle Paul yearned also to be with Him in the Heavenly's ....As well David the King..we have our duty and i will serve my generation...i am happy to live and declare my testimonies with joy unspeakable believing for Him to pull me thru. I will endure until He comes for my soul. ..Tho my testimonies, some hard and some dangerously painful are all unto the glory of the Lord. i am learning continuous obedience always hoping for change to become who He is... thru all my sufferings ...And my King has made my heart soft...My very first prayer on my deathbed to Jesus was" Do whatever it takes to save me, just don't let me die...Whatever it takes, make my heart whole...He is busily working on me...If you are suffering thru something right now i lift you to Jesus ..may He preserve you and keep you unto His heavenly kingdom and may you endure thru your change in Him...He knows what it takes to break us, make us deliver us into His Holy hands amen...Make our hearts Whole amen...!nluvdenise
RIP I wish I saw this before 5 minutes ago when I heard you passed. I wish the world did. You dated some big names and this is sickening to see that only 10% of the goal was met with your life on the line. You were one sexy, talented gal who made some mistakes that others will hopefully learn from. Glad you found your savior and are no longer suffering.
Can you imagine all of the (wealthy) people this woman was associated with in her life time, and at the time when her life was on the line 6k is all anyone could come up with? I hope they all remember the name Vanity every day when they wake up in their mansions, in the hopes that someday their lives don't hang in the balance praying for the help of "friends." -Prince, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Nikki Sixx, John Stamos, Gene Simmons, Berry Gordy, Carl Weathers, Michael Bolton.... sad.
Ms. Matthews, I was absolutely floored today to discover (while reading an article about the making of Purple Rain) that you had become a disciple of Christ many years ago. That is FANTASTIC! I'm always grateful when anyone who could stay in the void of Hollywood and reap its temporary pleasures instead chooses to make the unpopular stand for righteousness. I'm very sorry to read of all your health issues, though, and wish I could be there to give you a hug, bring you a fresh bouquet of flowers, or just listen to you talk about your journey and what you've learned. Like many other teenage boys of the 80's I had a thing for you because of your sex appeal, but now, as a grown man nearing 50, I have a much deeper admiration for you because of what I've just read about your character and heart for God (plus you're still beautiful... just sayin'). This later part of your life may be incredibly difficult due to your medical challenges, but I feel happy knowing that God is going to richly reward you beyond any imagination when that time comes. I hope I get to meet you there one day. :)
You were part of my youth....the Prince era. You came to do a show in San Francisco. I just had to see you in person. I remember being struck by your beauty but I also remember feeling a little depressed. You looked painfully shy, uncomfortable and forced. It was clear that you were being used like an inanimate object; a tool for other's greed. When I read years later that you had gone through hell, I was not surprised. It made me sad because I saw it for myself. Then many years later I read that you had given your life to God; where in his trusted arms you remained. I'm happy to say that I am not sad for you anymore. Your life was a success, not because you found fame but because your love for God was stronger. You are a real star now...shine on. :)
I just read about you going home. It saddens me! But I realize you are not suffering anymore and you are with God. You change your life completely and gave your life to him. Thank you for showing others how they can change their life around. You are a beautiful lady inside and out. I could see that after meeting you years ago. I hope you did not suffer.
I truly hope that this message makes its way to the loved ones and family of Denise. From the entire group of loved family and friends who are brought together and remain connected through the disease of Sclerosing Mesenteritis and all forms thereof, we share in your loss and sadness as we have lost loved ones to this rare disease and we fight and pray everyday together for an answer. From the entire group of SM members we send our love, thoughts and prayers. My brother passed on over a year ago from this disease and we still look for a cure in his honor. We will embrace Denise in our group and continue our fight and do so in her memory as well.