I was introduced to Parakaleo in 2013 as we were returning from the mission field. We came home beaten up, exhausted, and discouraged with ministry, wondering how, or if, we would stay in. As I sat in a Parakaleo training workshop, the words of the gospel seeped through the cracks in my heart, and tears fell down my face as I began to experience, again, the smile of the Father over me. Through Parakaleo, I've learned better what it is to grieve and hope, simultaneously; how to battle the internal voices that haunt me with shame; and how to more clearly see and savor Jesus as I wait for his ongoing rescue in my life.
Parakaleo has given me tools to coach my own heart with the gospel through internal struggles and issues with life and ministry. I also have the privilege of walking alongside other women in their battles, as a trainer and coach. For the last few years, I’ve been a part of the Parakaleo team investing in Parakaleo leaders around the world, who are training and caring for women in church planting.
There are countless women in church planting who feel what I felt--alone, weary, and defeated. Would you consider joining our team to help bring them the fresh hope and encouragement of the gospel as they work in planting churches around the world? Please consider being Here for Her, supporting my work and the work of Parakaleo by giving to our campaign.