My husband, Curtis, and I moved to Indiana in 2013. We had previously ministered in NE Colorado for a number of years at Homestead Bible Camp. My husband felt the Lord’s calling to get back into church ministry and we moved to Indiana.
I was at a loss for what to do for the first few months. I knew God would use me, I was just being impatient as to how exactly He was going to do that.
In Jan. 2014 I began working with Be One Together- an international missions organization based in Hiram, GA which would allow me to use my giftings as a missionary locally in my area. They were gracious to let me come on and figure out exactly what type of ministry I would be involved in.
In Feb. of 2014 I began volunteering at a local Pregnancy Center, Clarity of South Central Indiana. Through the ministry there I began working with women who were facing unexpected pregnancies.
One day that spring I went to an in-service workshop held by Clarity. There I met Sue, the leader of the Heart’s Restored Ministry. Heart’s Restored ministry is a post-abortion recovery group. I knew right then that was a ministry I wanted to get involved with. I became a co-leader of this ministry alongside wonderful women like Sue. Meeting with hurting and grieving women became the cry of my heart. To see God move in amazing ways in their lives to provide healing is one of my life’s greatest joys.
That fall I began working with a young woman who was sexually molested as a child. I began searching for strong Biblical material to use as we met together. I began to realize the real lack of resources out there from a biblical perspective. God led me to begin writing my own curriculum to use with women who have been victimized.
In Sept. 2017 I saw Mend get published. It’s been quite the journey. Meeting with many women, revising, revising, and revising again to meet the needs of the women I met with.
I pray Mend will be used to bring hope and healing to people who have sexual victimization in their journey. I pray God will use it in mighty ways in your life- as He has used it in mine and other’s. I pray you might see God mend your broken places- and make them whole and beautiful.
“This inspirational study of God’s Word focuses on women who have experienced sexual assault and the process of healing and interacting with God’s plan. A biblical understanding of suffering—as well as the process of relearning to trust—will comfort women and facilitate a better understanding of sexual assault. Women will be encouraged that the journey toward healing starts with the belief that they are beloved daughters of God—even in the midst of the grief of trauma.”