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'The Real' Co-Host Jeannie Mai Shares How a Missions Trip Strengthened Her Relationship With God

'The Real' Co-Host Jeannie Mai Shares How a Missions Trip Strengthened Her Relationship With God

(L-R) "The Real" co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Tamar Braxton | (Photo: Instagram/@therealdaytime)

Jeannie Mai, the co-host of the daytime talk show "The Real" recently opened up about her journey in getting to know God better.

Mai, 36, took to Instagram to glorify God in what proved to be more than a typical Easter message. Instead, she shared a part of her testimony, which included her journey to get to know God more intimately 10 years ago on a missions trip.

"When I was 26 I decided I wanted to get to know God better. I wanted to go where nobody knew me, where I wouldn't be distracted, where I could hear what life was supposed to be like," Mai wrote. "I heard all Jesus did was serve and I wanted to feel what that was like. So I went on my first mission trip to Maputo, Africa to be with children dying from HIV and AIDS."

The talk show host went on to speak about the lesson she learned about unconditional love.

"It became a reflection to me of how broken and jacked up our world is. I, too, am broken and jacked up," Mai wrote. "At the same time, I learned how joy is uncircumstantial and that love is so much easier when it's unconditional."

Mai spoke about being thankful for pastors teaching her "God is Love," while being able to "live the difference between religion and faith." The co-host has been vocal about her faith in the past.

After it was announced that hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, would be back for a second season, the latter two co-hosts made sure to glorify God for the honor.

While each woman expressed their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to have another season of the show, Jeannie Mai took to her Instagram page to post an image of the women holding hands in a circle while praying.

"Before each and every show, we pray. And every day He giveth more than we can take," she captioned the Instagram image. "Thank you God for this second season that was just announced today. I pray we continue to connect, love, and celebrate life with all who watch."


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