One of our greatest blessings here at FFCC --- and way at the top of my personal favorites --- is our More than Conquerors group for single moms. This spring's group started a couple of weeks ago and has 10 ladies in it. I'm always struck by the same things as I get to know a new group of Conquerors.
When they begin to share their situations and their struggles, it's always obvious that God has chosen those particular ladies to walk this journey together. They've learned things from their own experiences that they can pass along to someone else in the group who's just now encountered it. They understand each other's lives in a way that a person who hasn't been in their shoes can't. They draw from each other's strengths and comfort each other in their hard times. A sweet bond of friendship and kinship develops between them. And all that is as much a gift to them as the love, pampering and teaching we give them as part of the structure of the group.
The Conquerors often tell us that we're a blessing to them, but I seriously believe I'm the most blessed of all just because I get to be there to watch them grow and blossom during our weeks together. What an honor and privilege it is that the Lord chose our church family to reach out to these remarkable women and their kids!