Every child of God experiences pain and heals from life's challenges uniquely. It's important to remember that each person defines a crisis differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel when these circumstances occur. Just because a specific experience such as childbirth or retirement is uneventful for some, doesn't mean it isn't a challenging and hurt-full time for others.
Jesus taught us by example how to reach out to hurting people and comfort them with our love. Stephen Ministers mimic those teachings as they walk in Christ-like shoes beside people who need to feel God's enduring love through another person.
A Stephen Minister offers encouragement and hope to a hurting person. Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God's love can help make difficult times less confusing, stressful, or lonely. There are times when each of us needs the care of another person.. a Christian friend… a Stephen Minster.