This is a story from a Mountain Springs member:
I was a single mom when my husband met me. He and I were great friends but he LOVED my daughter. Over time our relationship grew and blossomed and we knew that we were destined to be together.
Now, after ten years in wedded bliss, we are thrilled to be living the mission together. We have a specific heart for single moms who are overworked and tired.
God has placed a number of single women in our lives, but there is one woman with whom our relationship is making a difference. She was married when we met — I did not know that her husband was having an affair, or that they were going through counseling. She knew my history. She asked a lot of questions that I didn’t realize were impacting her life. Her husband left, moved to another state, and they were sadly divorced. “God” is important in her life, but she hasn’t understood the relationship with God that can bring peace that passes all understanding.
As our relationship has grown through the last year she continues to seek a relationship with God, although she doesn’t yet understand this relationship. I simply live life with her. We watch the kids play, talk about meal issues, work, decorating, etc. She asks a lot of questions about how to live life instead of merely existing throughout the drudgery of the day to day. During Live the Mission Weekend, a group of 5 painted the trim of her house. We received a letter from her this last week:
“There are no words to describe the kindness of your actions. I appreciate your willingness to give up a Saturday to help me paint the trim of my house. I get tears in my eyes when I look at it and am thankful for people like you in my life. So, with all my heart — THANK YOU! You’ll have to drive by my house one day. My Dad and I are almost finished with the house and it looks great!”
I am confident that He will bring her life to its fullest and I am also confident she will continue to grow in relationship and recognize a peace and a hope that passes all understanding. I am thankful that He allows me to live life with my dear friend!