“When I feel helpless, still I’m not hopeless; when I feel lonely, I’m never alone. When I am broken, I don’t fall to pieces; when I am the weakest, In Him I am strong.”
I grew up in a Christian home, with Christian values, but I was as lost as lost could be. I graduated from a Christian school, went off to Pensacola Christian College and majored in missions/Bible, and was still as lost as lost could be. I married, had children, taught my girls about Jesus, taught in a Christian school, yet I still had no relationship with the Lord. Yes, I’d made a profession of faith, but it was just words. I had no relationship with the Lord.
I went through a divorce, fell into a deep depression, lost everything. That’s when I saw who I really was, a daughter who needed her Father. On November 13, 2011, I bowed and asked the Lord to forgive my sins and to save me. From that moment on, I have had no doubts about His love for me or about my place in eternity. I am His daughter, loved and precious.
I now teach other hurting women about the love of the Father. In Matthew 9, there was a women who needed her Father’s touch to make her well. She knew if she could just touch the hem of His garment, she would be made whole. When Jesus felt her touch Him, He turned to her and said, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole.” No other place does Jesus call a woman anything but her name or “woman.” Here, He said, “Daughter,” a loving term.
The Lord has called me to serve in San Ramón, Peru, and He has said that now is the time to GO YE. On July 4, 2018, I left Mississippi and moved to Peru. I am home.
I am sent from my home church, Country Woods Baptist Church, and am an affiliate missionary with Light for Living Worldwide Ministries. If you or your church is interested in supporting my ministry, please contact me here or at my email address, stephaniecrawford@hrt4Peru.org. You can also give by going to Light for Living at give.MinistryLinQ.com/LightForLiving.
I was a mess…. But God…. Sharing His healing with hurting women.