Over the last few months, I have learned a valuable lesson about the power of prayer. This past May, in the midst of saying goodbye to almost all our members, and feeling uncertain about the future of Side By Side, we chose to pray continuously for God to grow this ministry and to bring 5-7 women who were willing to commit to our group and eager to learn more about how the gospel plays out in a medical marriage. We also prayed that we would find a local church to partner with us, giving us a place to meet new women as well as a church to invite women to.
In June, Redeemer agreed to partner with our ministry, giving us a much-needed “home base.” Then came our anticipated first meeting in July. Imagine our surprise and delight when we had 24 women at our very first meeting! Just last week, we had an entire pew at Redeemer full of Side By Side women! God heard our faithful prayers and answered them tenfold! Side By Side is now a vibrant group of women serving one another, our husbands, and most importantly, our faithful God!