YEM Spotlight

By Adam Forness

When I was in high school, I attended a Power Hour for my first time. Power hour was a night where we worshipped and adored Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. At this point in my journey, I had not learned what the Blessed Sacrament is. But during that night, I met Jesus, and I knew there was no place I wanted to be but in His presence. I didn’t have to speak or pray any words. I simply just sat there and allowed Jesus to heal me from my sins and to love me.

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Living, Love, and Loss

By Harold L. Hart Jr.

Living through the ordeal of losing a spouse is nothing I ever planned for, but thanks to God, I am able to handle it. Not long after my spouse passed in 2016, I was presented with the opportunity to attend a Men’s ACTS retreat. I really didn’t know what to expect, nor how I was feeling toward the whole process, since all I knew that I really missed my wife.

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Adoption Journey

By Julie Walker

My faith story really began many years ago with the adoption of three beautiful children from foster care. I admit it was a bit of a whirlwind and most people probably thought we were crazy. It was so simple to my husband, Steven, and I; all children deserve loving homes. We knew God placed this on our hearts and we needed to say yes to the call. As a social worker and physician, we figured we got this; we could handle it; whatever he had in store for us…

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Don’t Be Afraid

By Debbie Fletcher

When I retired seven years ago, after working full-time for so many years running my own business and helping my husband with his, I struggled with my new purpose in life. I had to deal with feelings that I never experienced before. 

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Letting go

By Eduardo Mayorga

If I would have told myself two years ago, or a year and a half ago, “Hey, in the future you’re going to be going to church.” I would have been like, “On a Sunday morning? Do you know what I do on Saturday nights?” And I would have laughed at myself.

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