After ending an eight year relationship, “Megan” (not her real name) moved to a new town where she knew no one. Then her grandfather passed away. “It was the hardest time of her life.” The one person she could talk to was her pastor, who referred her to a Stephen Minister.
“I actually didn’t need advice from her—I needed acceptance and affirmation. I had a lot of loneliness, a lot of hurts, a lot of uncertainty inside. My Stephen Minister did a wonderful job of creating a warm, caring space for me to process my emotions and work through my issues. I suddenly realized that she was literally walking right beside me as I journeyed through my pain. I’d been struggling with some spiritual wounds. It was the tangible expression of God’s love in my Stephen Minister that changed my life.”
Stephen Ministers care for those dealing with grief, divorce, job loss, hospitalization, financial struggles, loneliness, convalescence, terminal illness, and many other life difficulties. If you are dealing with some type of crisis or difficulty in life, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 512-478-5684. All contact is confidential.