Creator and Founder
Charita Howard is the creative genius behind The Salt Connection.
I came to know Jesus Christ at a very young age. Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, didn’t leave me much choice to NOT be in church and hear about God. From the time I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with music and singing and public speaking. My mother and father also saw this passion in me and encouraged me to use my gifts and talents for the Lord. However, I had this misconception about salvation. I thought that as long as I did good and looked good on the outside, then Jesus and others would be so proud of me.
As I continued along my journey in life, I started doing public speaking engagements and also played and directed many choirs. “Life was good”, so I thought. I was entering contests and winning them, in the name of the Lord. I continued to be a steady “churchgoer” throughout high school and even after I graduated and married. In the midst of all of the accolades, I still felt a void in my life. I made some very unwise choices, but never wanted to confide in anyone, for fear of judgment and criticism. All the while, I continued to feel God tugging at my heart. God called me into the ministry during the year of 1997 and I thought that life would be perfect from then on. Much to my surprise, the voids continued to plague me.
Fast forward to the year 2005. I was alone in my house when I heard God speak clearly to me. He spoke to me through His word which says “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end” – Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV). This is when I began to understand what it meant to have an intimate relationship with God. God wanted my heart (1st Samuel 16:7). He needed me to understand His love for me and how I couldn’t be complete unless I was complete in Him. This would come through studying His word and spending time with Him. There was only one problem….I didn’t know how to study the bible. I was too ashamed to even admit this, once again for fear of judgment. However, my desire to be with God and get to know him on a more personal basis grew so intensely, that He gave me the desires of my heart. This is when my understanding of God changed and I understood what it meant to worship Him with my heart (Romans 12:1-2).
On August 5, 2014, the Lord birthed in me the vision for The S.A.L.T. Connection. He spoke to me clearly about His plans for me. I don’t want other women to experience the same voids and misconceptions that I did. God has called me out to be that woman who can help to mentor other women by pouring into them; and then they in turn, will pour into others.
It is through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that I will help to influence others to be like Jesus. This is my desire and passion!!!!