I believe in the Power of One…

IN 2017.10 Power of One pic  Two of many real Gems from Montana for IN
…because I know One woman who is transforming her family with love. She had the courage to come to Inenimowin Circle and share her story of being sexually abused by her father and spending much of her life addicted to drugs. But her story has changed and now she is walking with Her Creator through His Son, Jesus, and rebuilding trust with her relationships in her family. She is breaking old patterns and not taking “too late” for an answer.
I believe in the Power of Two…
…because two nights a week we sit in safe talking circles with men and women who are processing what it looks like to walk with Jesus in the trials of their everyday lives. They are trying to flesh-it-out so the Creator’s Written Word is reflected in them. They are being supported and learning to understanding the abundant life Jesus offers.
I believe in the Power of Three…
…because I know a young family who has been through much adversity including infertility, child neglect within extended family, custody battles and injustice. They’ve come through all this to be a truly beautiful family, refusing to give up and pouring life into one another and into others in the community.
I believe in the Power of Four…
…because my friend has four children and she is now relating to them in new and different ways. She has confessed her destructive methods of the past, has taken responsibility for her actions, is changing her ways.. She said to them, “I’m not perfect, but I’m changing and perhaps one day I’ll be your hero.” I have seen her respond in life-giving ways to her family. She is breaking the cycle of perpetual hurt, replacing it with unbreakable love.
I believe in the Power of Seven, Eight, Nine…
…because that’s the age of most of the girls in the GEMS group meeting monthly to help them understand their own identity, relationships with others, relationship with their Creator in Jesus, and relationship with creation. This is the perfect age for crazy laughter and fun as well as for building them up right before they’re making life-defining decisions.
I believe in the Power of Ten and more…
….because eight addictions counselors and their two directors came to the Telling the Real Story Workshop and heard the good news that Jesus loves them. The director later took significant staff time to have them share parts of their own stories with other staff in order to help them heal personally and be able to help their clients more effectively.
I believe in the Power of Multiplication…
…because each person invests in one or two others and so on. The impact is exponential.
But it all starts with the Power of One…
… one supporter reading one newsletter in just one moment with one prayer and one loving heart. Thank you!!

- Summer Graham, Browning, Montana