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Hidden Gems: Meet Maria Sainz of Red Seal ministries

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Sainz.  

Hi Maria, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I do several things. I started making jewelry after graduating UCLA in design. I was a makeup artist for many years while in college and went into film makeup. while doing that I took apart a necklace my husband gave me while dating and created a necklace. That led to making our bridesmaid’s jewelry. As I wore my pieces while working in makeup I would sell them right off my neck. It then turned into a side business. Meanwhile, while doing my creative things, I also was healed of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It led to teaching a bible study with girls from Nordstrom where I was working at that time. All these things seem to converge! I was led into teaching where people got healed of many incurable diseases. I was then healed of cancer in ’05 and in 2015 diagnosed with breast cancer and healed on a mission trip in Brazil. My creative art endeavors transitioned into making a jewelry business called Studio 111 and while doing a lot of ministries in SD after my healing of cancer. I continue to do my jewelry on the side which is a great passion to do art. However, my real passion is to see people come into their authentic self and find an identity and purpose in life. Which led to the starting of a ministry with my husband which we started in 2015 called Red Seal ministries.com You will see many testimonies of people being healed of cancer and many other incurable diseases. Also, I wrote a small book about my healing called Miracles Still happen in 2017. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I guess no road is smooth but if we truly want to overcome, we must push with tenacity to see what we dream of and desire to come to fruition. I have seen God intervene in some of the worst times of my life and each time he didn’t fail me and I saw the light and kept going. I was in a car accident in 1983 and almost died in an MG midget! Later, was healed from years of insomnia and depression that was in my family too. I saw miraculous intervention when I was diagnosed with a tumor on right side in ’05 and came out of the surgery NO Cancer. Then was a caregiver for my mother-in-law after my husband and I had been married for 3 years. In that time frame, I helped her find purpose and healing from lies and fears she never was able to overcome. At 85 years old she found peace and freedom. I wrote a book with her permission, called Memoirs of a Kings Daughter: One woman’s story of finding her inheritance. I always tried to see the deeper meaning why I was going through my struggles and would try to make it better. Which led to seeing life from a bad perspective into a positive one. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Red Seal ministries?
Although, I have a passion for creativity and art I use those talents to bring a bright and inviting draw to our ministry. It is essentially a ministry that brings people hope in very hopeless situations. We have seen people come with brain tumors and stage four cancer and get miraculously healed. Some people may not be able to wrap their heads around it but the truth is God loves to do miracles. Miracles are much needed in our day and age. I am a walking miracle and this is why I am in this place to help people believe when there is nothing else to hold on to. I have a passion to see a person so discouraged sick with no way out, to becoming alive again through a miracle in their lives. We have seen people healed of Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, spines straightened, brain tumors, throat tumors, and breast cancer tumors disappear!! That to me is noteworthy! We believe that it sets us apart from most normal church situations because of this aspect. We want people to know it’s available and a safe place to attend in San Diego. 

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up.
Is being in Ireland on a trip for 3 weeks to see my dad’s family. My dad immigrated from Belfast Ireland. He left the war there to come to SD as an aeronautical engineer. He was also an opera singer and did Starlight theater in Balboa Park. I loved going to His homeland and meeting family I had not met before and to learn more about his childhood. I greatly appreciated where I live after that trip and all I saw there. It’s a beautiful country but we have so much to be grateful for in America. Now that my father passed in ’93 I even appreciate those times even more. I took up singing as well but opera was not something I could fulfill and later sang more jazz-type style. I enjoyed all the times he sang at parties growing up. 

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