Author - Laura King, Director of Development & Public Relations
A gentleman found his way to our office not to long ago that was so broken. His voice cracked and trembled as he began to explain his situation to the case manager. This man was not just down on his luck...he had been beat down by life. A succession of life crisis' had left the once successful business man completely broken, homeless and lost for more than a decade.
At one point he simply said, " I'm so lost, I need a place to call home...I need a purpose again". While I don't even begin to think that I know what it's like to be in his shoes, I can identify with him. I know what it it is like to feel completely lost in life. I was my mother's caregiver for many years and eventually walked through her battle with cancer until she passed away. I was also broken, lost and needed a purpose. I didn't know what to do with myself and by the end of that journey I bore so many scars and wounds that I didn't think God would ever be able to use me again.
Like this man, I was drawn to this place called the Ministry Center. I felt drawn to this place where there were other broken lives and shattered dreams....this place where I could belong the way I was because I didn't fit anywhere else. He came in looking for hope and purpose...so did I.
Today, as I sit here in the office, I hear the door bell ring, the chatter of volunteers, Mike's mound of keys jingling down the hall and I am in awe of all that God has done and I am thankful. I am thankful to my Creator who is still working on me. I am thankful that He dropped the vision of a Ministry Center into someones heart. I am thankful for the broken lives that continue to come through the doors looking for hope and purpose. I am thankful for the Jesus that meets all of us broken individuals here every day and binds our wounds in a way that only He can.