A GFI trainee just shared this news of God’s blessing on the new biblical counseling ministry at the local church. [Identifying information deleted for anonymity]
Thank you so much for responding so quickly when I reached out to you [for mentoring]… I appreciate your sending such a comprehensive list of follow-up materials – just what I was looking for, and a good reminder of where to find what I should have realized I already had!
My first counselees at _____ Church: a couple in their ___’s considering marriage – she, a long-time Christian, but held down by past trauma, memories, regrets, doubts; he, a product of a strong [nominal religious] family, thinking he had a relationship with God, but not knowing the only way to truly have that relationship was through the work of Jesus Christ. Long story short…beginning with the Wheel and Line, and eventually taking her through Neil Anderson’s Steps to Freedom…she wanted to be baptized again to celebrate her new-found freedom, and he made the decision to follow Christ. Both were baptized recently and are moving forward with wedding plans – now equally yoked!
What an awesome experience, and what a blessing God allowed me to have, witnessing the work of the Holy Spirit in each of their lives in such individual ways. Truly an encouraging, exhilarating experience!