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Stephen Ministries - A Heart for the Hurting

        One need not look far to know that the world in which we live is filled with broken, hurting people. We open our phones and see all across social media, heartache, loss, illness, anger, fear, anxiety. We look around us at the grocery store, in church, at family gatherings, and we’ll often see the same situations. We think, Oh, Lord, what do I do? What can I do? We might pray, “Lord, send help.” These are the times you’ll find the Stephen Minister, quietly behind the scenes, praying, supporting, sitting, comforting these precious hearts. Not the cure-giver, that’s Christ alone; not the problem solver, again that is Christ; but the one who is sent as an ambassador of Christ, to let those in need know they don’t have to go through the hurts alone.

       Stephen Ministry is preparing to start a new training class for January 2020. What do you need to qualify for this class? A heart to help those hurting, not a psychology degree, nor any other degree. Just simply a heart full of compassion, patience, and empathy for others. As Christians, we may be the only Bible a hurting world may ever read. Through a simple act of being with someone in a time of need, might be the very thing that shows them the love of God.

       If you would like to know more about Stephen Ministry, please contact Cindy Hawkins (210-336-8758) or Claudia Smith (830-388-0370.) We would love to sit with you and discuss more what Stephen Ministry is and how to become a part of this very much needed ministry.

       In His love, Claudia Smith, Stephen Ministry Leader “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16