“In whatever God does in the course of our lives, he gives us, through the experience, some power to help others.” – Elisabeth Elliot
As a forty-five-year-old wife, mom, teacher, and believer, I have experienced various difficulties like everyone else who walks this earth. My belief has always been that those experiences are things that God can use for good somehow. Sometimes it takes some time to see that good, but I believe with all my heart that it always comes somehow. My own difficulties have always been small compared to what others have faced. It really isn’t about how big or small it is, it can feel like the weight of the world when you are in the middle of it.
I would say that my biggest difficulties surround the inability to have a child, pursuing adoption, supporting family members through cancer diagnosis, and helping with care-taking of my grandparents. Through these experiences, I’ve been taught how to advocate for myself and others, pray without ceasing, and be thankful for every day we are given.
Being a part of HERE ministries allows me to share those lessons with others by walking beside them during difficult times. Working with others with the same desire is a special opportunity. We want to use our own experiences to help others to get to the other side and find the blessing in the burden.