Blessed to be Called

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We love testimony stories. Especially from our mentors, who provide such a valuable asset for our residents! Below is a beautiful story from one of our mentors who we are so thrilled to have as part of our Lamb of God family!

On March 18, 2017, my husband, Scott, and I attended the Lamb of God Spaghetti Dinner. I was already familiar with the ministry, but the evening was so informative and inspirational that I heard the call to become involved as more than a financial supporter. The next week, I volunteered to mentor residents in written and oral communication skills for their future success regardless of their profession.

Well, God had other plans. My first task was to organize a cross-country relocation to LOG for an adoption-intent single mother of four. Securing the necessary arrangements pushed me out of my comfort zone, but the Holy Spirit led me to sprint through my fears with Sarah as my able and stalwart guide. By the grace of God, it all worked out!

My current match is one of the most remarkable women I’ve ever met. She’s articulate, smart, and courageous, with big dreams to fulfill. She understands the weaknesses that brought her to the home, and she’s intent on battling and defeating them. She’s open to learning more about her faith, and being with her brings me abundant joy.

I’ve also recently been a assigned a new resident, and I’m eager to learn the story and needs of this brave teen who chose life. She and all the women who live at the home are precious and unique individuals. Interacting with them requires the ability to adapt to their interests and modes of expression to form a real connection, and I’m eager to do so again.

I’ve yet to tutor anyone in the skills I first set out to teach. Over these months, however, I’ve come to the humble realization that I was not called in order to be a blessing to the residents. Little did I know that I would be the one to be blessed by them. And I want to thank the hard-working staff, especially Sarah, for allowing me to be a part of this extraordinary organization.