When I began volunteering, I did not have specifics in mind: I just knew I wanted to help and be apart of something concerning women.
My testimony led me in the direction of advocating for those who are in abusive or at-risk situations, and I have a true passion to share my story and provide hope and encouragement to others.
Thankfully I listened to that still small voice, and I was led right to where I am meant to be, Catalyst Ministries.
I can honestly say this experience is changing my life.
Many people believe volunteering means "doing something for nothing," but I personally can say that is quite far from the truth. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and you will discover that the more you put into it, the more you'll gain from it in return.
I have learned that I am not only helping Catalyst by volunteering my time, but that Catalyst is helping me in many ways. They care about you, they want your involvement, and they give it back to you. They show you that you are loved, accepted, and empowered by His unconditional love.
Volunteering is an open door to self directed growth; it gives my life meaning.
It strengthens my connections with others, promotes positive engagements, broadens my perspectives, and inspires growth and awareness spiritually and emotionally.
The most important factor in it all, though, is that I am working for Jesus, following His leading and prompting, and becoming closer to Him through it all.
Everyone at Catalyst knows this and encourages it within each person. They want you to be close to God and know yourself in Him, and there is nothing better than that.
So thank you Catalyst Ministries for believing in me and helping me become who God made me to be!
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)