Issue 2012 #4
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New Volunteer at WTM
I was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada and have a sister and brother older than myself. Attending school was difficult for me, because I have a learning disability. The place I did find great encouragement in was a community church, which was close by. With a lot of challenges I managed to complete grade 11.
So in 1975, I came to Saskatoon to find work, and I had relatives in the city. I carried a lot of hurt and was unsure of my future. Through this process of finding out how to live alone, I met a friend who saw my life style and the hurt that I was carrying. She encouraged me to attend a Baptist Church and two years later I accepted Jesus as my Savior. On June 4, 1978 I was baptized.
As I have walked with Jesus, he has often called me to surrender my life more to him; to step out in faith, to go beyond what I think is possible. Eph. 6:16, "In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." I was working at one of the hospitals in Saskatoon. Over time, the work was not suitable for my health, so I left after 2l years of service. It took all the strength and faith from God to handle this life changing experience; to maintain my focus and a balance as I walk with Jesus.
God is often calling me to read books, so I may heal from my past hurt. The Bible, "Boundaries" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend and "Captivating" by John & Stasi Eldredge. These are just a few of the books I have read. God has blessed me with the gift of teaching Sunday School with several ages of children at my church. I also volunteer at Mennonite Central Committee in Saskatoon making quilts.
I put on the armor of God daily, "Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power." Eph. 6:10.