Being in vast skies, giant mountains, and the crisp Wyoming air does something to a person. Seeing mountain ranges, antelope frolicking, and nature in its untouched state makes the hardest of divas want to abandon the Hilton for hiking boots and a tent. I’m not saying I have to have niceties like the Hilton (ahem) but I am saying I felt heartsick at times to be hiking and camping in that beautiful terrain.
As many of you know I just returned from a trip to Yellowstone National Park on my way to speak and train in Casper, WY. The trip was absolutely wonderful and since we’ve been back SaveOne has had the privilege of adding 4 new chapters in this great state. All of this happens because our staff member Judy Ellis went to all the trouble and sacrifice to MAKE it happen. She coordinated and gathered the people, designed flyers, organized itineraries, found donors to pay for it all, and in the meantime made me feel like the Queen of England. In fact, the south doesn’t have anything on hospitality compared to Wyomingans (is that a word?) I want you to hear, in Judy’s own words how she feels about SaveOne.
“The healing I received from participating in a post abortion bible study 8 years ago literally changed my life. I knew I wanted to help other men and women experience the same release of that ugly burden many of us carry around for years.
Finally after waiting patiently for 4 years I was approached by a friend who was looking for non-residential adult groups for Teen Challenge and SaveOne happened to be the recommended Bible study. In addition, I worked through SaveOne on my own about a year after participating in a different study.
I LOVE SaveOne for many reasons. I get to share the Word of God with other men and women. SaveOne is a great study for the new believer or one who is unsure of their faith. I love the special bonding my co facilitator and I have with the participants in the class. We have a common issue that many individuals keep secret for the rest of their lives and it’s such a relief to be able to share with those we trust.
I LOVE the founder, Sheila Harper and how she reaches out to us with her love and support. It’s an honor to be a part of her volunteer staff; reaching out to Chapter Leaders to support, love on, and pray for.”
So how about that for a heart of gold and a motivation for no other reason but to “get” to share about how Jesus can change lives. THAT’s the kind of staff SaveOne has. THAT’s the level of men and women God has surrounded us with. THAT’s how we continue on and are so successful.
Thank you for linking arms with us to make this happen on an even grander scale. Your involvement through financial giving, and prayer is making all the difference in lives literally around the world, and most recently where the deer and the antelope play.