Many of us are much more open to giving care than to receiving it. That’s just how it’s always been. But now our life has suddenly changed. Some days we are even worn down with what we are feeling. We don’t want to burden our friends or loved ones with our sadness, our anxiety, our worry. We need to talk but we wonder if maybe they have heard our story one too many times. Shouldn’t we be able to get on with life by now? As a result, we try to be strong wearing a smile that is holding back a flood of pain.
Suffering alone is not what God intents for us. Very often, it is in prayer and supportive companionship that we experience the wholeness that Christ promised. Stephen Ministers are, first of all, compassionate and caring people. They are trained to listen and encourage, always in strict confidentiality. If you think you could benefit from Stephen Ministry and would like more information, call us at 585-586-0674 X130.