When Butch Joyce was 40, he and his wife Judy moved their family and business (Joyce Engineering) to Richmond, Virginia. A new believer, Judy was adamant about finding a Bible-believing church, and she quickly signed up for an evangelism course. One night, Judy was sharing what she learned with Butch.
All of us want to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually, but life is full of challenges we feel ill-equipped to handle alone. Wise decision-making and good friends can help, but often what we need is someone older and wiser who has been through our circumstance.
Karen Cunningham is a native of San Diego, California but spent most of her formative years in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. She is a graduate from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where she majored in communications and marketing.
“Here I was, a young girl, a foreigner, brown. I wasn’t sure if connecting would be hard, but everybody was just really open and talked about their own ups and downs in the job search. I didn’t feel judged. I always felt accepted there.”
“I’m a Christian. Is there any way I can pray for you?” is what Rachael Newmister asked the 80 year-old woman in the grocery store parking lot. The Lord had nudged her to pray for this woman, and sure enough, He knew what He was doing.