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Pull up a chair.  We’d like you to meet some of our friends.

Since you are here, it is likely that have joined “the fellowship of suffering.”  It’s not an official fraternity, and we’ve not posed for a group photo.  But it is a fellowship nonetheless, a brotherhood of those who are learning to grow through suffering.

So here you will find the stories of others in the “fellowship”, those who have experienced some of the benefits of learning to grow with others.  Some will share their stories in writing.  Some will share their stories by video or audio.  In each case we hope that you will find something in their story that touches your heart and gives you hope.

Do you like a good story?  Then pour yourself a cup of coffee and pull up a chair.

A Valley Girl: Yolanda Stith's Story

    I was born and raised in Southern California in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of greater Los Angeles.  It was there that the term “Valley Girl” became popular.  It held special significance to me, not only because I came from The Valley, but because valleys are often a metaphor for pain and suffering.  I am a Valley Girl in every sense of the word. Married with a [more]

Roller Coasters – Emily's Story

Brent and I had been married for 16 years. We had been through quite a bit. In the midst of many physical illnesses, we had two wonderful children who really have been a blessing. We were ministry minded and when we were turned down to move overseas to work with some missionaries; we sought the Lord as to what he wanted us to do. We started dreaming of owning our own business where we could be light in the dark and [more]

Where is God in My Suffering? – Kit's Story

My name is Kit Danley and I am the president here at Neighborhood Ministries. I come from affluent America. I come from a background off the lake, say in Milwaukee, both parents and grandparents were prominent Milwaukeeans. And as my parents tried to do adult life what they were tripping over was some unresolved pain particularly in my dad’s life and so he in a very public way killed himself. So [more]

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