Natasha Brown Watson, MS, MDiv.
#1 Bestselling Author | Publisher | Bible Teacher
The Absence of Excess: Stories on Cultural Immersion, Godly Love, and Living Surrendered from a Black American Missionary in Africa
Far away from fast food chains and Starbucks coffee, with no access to Amazon Prime and 24-hour fitness centers, experience life set in a simple, yet beautiful village in Tanzania, East Africa. In The Absence of Excess, Natasha T. Watson takes us on a spiritual journey where the heart of God is revealed in the simple truths of this rich African culture and its powerful and authentic Christian tradition.
Through the stories, people, and spiritual lessons, you will be forced to confront your own ideas of God, simplicity, prosperity, love, and surrender. Regardless of your faith background, The Absence of Excess will warm your heart and inspire your soul through stories of hope, love, friendships, and simplicity.
"Natasha is a superior resource and book coach for the entire process of writing and publishing a book."
— Carl Sharperson, Jr.
Author of Sharp Leadership: Overcome
Adversity to Lead with Authenticity
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Natasha T. Watson is an author, publisher, leader, teacher, and missionary called to both the marketplace and global missions. As the CEO of ELOHAI International Publishing & Media and a communications consultant, she has helped individuals and organizations share mission-centered stories for over 15 years.
Natasha earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from Morgan State University, a master of science degree in professional writing from Towson University, and a master of divinity degree with a concentration in marketplace ministry from Regent University.
Natasha is also a survivor turned advocate of domestic violence. In 2015, she published her first bestselling book 10 Blessings of Betrayal: A Spiritual Journey of Rebuilding through Tragedy after experiencing God's redemption after being wrongfully accused. Faced with the ultimate betrayal and the greatest personal and professional battle of her life, Natasha leaned on her faith in God and discovered 10 blessings within her darkest moments. Ultimately, Natasha was vindicated and through this experience, she wrote 10 Blessings of Betrayal and was pushed into the purpose of helping others share their stories through book publishing. Natasha has been featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, Radio One, The AFRO, Hope for Women Magazine...and selected by General Motors to be a GM Influencer at the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. In 2015, she was also named to the Forty Under 40 honorees for Prince George's County, Maryland in the business category.
Natasha is now the CEO of ELOHAI International Publishing & Media, Founder of 10 Blessings Inspiration, Inc, a domestic violence support non-profit; and the creator of the We Who Dwell Faith Community, where she hosts a weekly prayer meeting and podcast called The Victory Prayer Circle. In 2019, Natasha also began her work as a cross-cultural missionary and spent six months teaching at a Bible college in Tanzania.
Today, Natasha's focus is advancing the kingdom of God through discipleship, evangelism, Bible teaching, and sharing important mission-centered stories. Natasha now lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Ray J.
Natasha the Missionary
I entered the mission field in 2019 as a theological educator at Nassa Theological College (NTC) in Tanzania. I lived in the village of Bulima for six months and quickly fell in love with the beautiful culture and students who are pastors, missionaries, and evangelists. Today, I continue to serve as a mentor and member of the teaching faculty. This mission is vitally important as NTC is the only English-teaching Bible College in Tanzania that equips ministry leaders, which means students are being trained to serve both nationally and internationally. One of the most exciting parts of this mission was starting a story group to teach Bible storying and personal storytelling. My students and I are currently working on an anthology to share their stories of surviving persecution and leaving all to follow Christ.
Please consider partnering with us in prayer and also financially to help fund theological education and the upcoming student anthology. Thank you and I look forward to partnering with you in missions and prayer. God bless you.