"...so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." -2 Corinthians 1:4.

This verse has proven to be true over and over in my life in the past few years. In the midst of a difficult season in life, God worked through Blackhawk in many ways. A community of others who had been down a similar road surrounded me. When I needed to sell my home, the realtor I worked with was a friend I met through Encounter Women's Bible Study. Through another ministry, I found a mentor who works in the same field that I did before staying home with my kids for five years; she ended up seeing my strengths and told me about a position that she thought I was a great fit for. By the grace of God, I was hired.

Throughout the difficulty, God used the people and ministries of Blackhawk to come alongside me and provide blessing upon blessing and comfort after comfort. God taught me how to renew my mind through the truth of His Word; when I stopped trying to do it on my own, God allowed me to see how He was working for me all along. I feel like I've been brought to a place of strength and peace that could only come from Him. Now, He's calling me to lead in new ways and help others going through similar experiences.