Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Alice Klemashevich shares her experience as a Stephen Minister and one woman who made a huge impact on her view of care:
In 2014 I got a call from Joe Shafer, asking if I was available to take on a new Care Receiver. I'd been a Stephen Minister for several years and had closed out my last assignment so I said yes.
Joe went on to tell me that my new Care Receiver was a woman in her 80s with cancer. "Ugh!" I thought. "This is going to be a beating! I'll have...
at Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Susan Warren shares how her story lead to a ministry based on unconditional love:
When Daniel said, "Tell me a story." I thought, "Boy, have I got a story!" My mind raced.
My story started when I was 17 and I left a small town in North Carolina to go to a big university. I met the man of my dreams there and we got married and settled down and had three children. Little did I know, 17 years later when I was 34, I would be returning to that same big...
at Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ashley Whitehead found ministry in a place she didn't expect. Read her story and consider serving with Kids Eat Free :
A little over a year ago, my husband and I decided to become host parents to a foreign exchange student. Throughout my 20’s I travelled a lot and interacted with a lot of different cultures and customs. It's a passion of mine.
So… when the opportunity came up to share our home with a foreign exchange student, I was excited. I...
at Thursday, August 11, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Amy Parsons 's love of puzzles helps her understand Jesus's parables:
I like puzzles.
I enjoy a good word find, crossword and I love geocaching, although, I guess that's more of a "mystery" than a puzzle. I think I get it from my grandmother who was ALWAYS doing puzzles. I would stay at her house and when I woke up in morning she'd have the paper doing the Word Jumble, the crosswords and anything else. Note for our...
at Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
As E'an Verdugo starts his next big adventure at The Village, he reflects on how God used Trietsch to make a path to fatherhood:
About a year ago was when Rachel and I began pursing the crazy idea of doing foster care with the hope of adopting. At the time, we were renting a tiny run-down house, we had 1 and a half working cars and barely making any money doing freelance work. It was something that we strongly felt the Lord was putting on our...
at Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Kim Beck experienced God's grace and mercy in a Texas courtroom. All praise to God!
"Wow!" That's all I can say after what I witnessed today. "God, you are incredible. Wow!" I feel like I've just been to church. But I was in a courtroom. Everyone in that courtroom had the same sense. You could feel it. It was electrifying. No doubt God was in that room and the Holy Spirit was working mightily.
In my ministry at the Gainesville State School there are...
at Tuesday, August 2, 2016