Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My First Interview for Discovery Church

“My marriage of 27 years ended and I didn’t understand why. I started doubting everything and I found myself drifting away from God because of the heartache. The process of separating from my husband affected my entire family, especially my 15-year-old daughter who began acting out. We had been visiting different churches for two years but nothing ever felt right. One day, while I was at the gym, someone mentioned Discovery Church to me. A couple months later, I was driving by and I saw the signs for the church, and I thought, I’m going to go check it out. I knew that I loved God but I was in a dark place and searching for answers. The first time I attended service, Pastor Jason taught about not letting your walk suffer because of the circumstances in your life. I realized I was letting my relationship with God be distorted by my situation and the message gave me the strength and encouragement to stand firm in the knowledge that God was with me. 

Discovery Church helped me come up out of this hole I found myself in and my daughter started attending the youth group. We both looked forward to coming every week and I knew this was where we were supposed to be. I wanted to belong, so I found myself asking, ‘how can I get plugged in?’ I am very hospitable, so it was a natural fit when they wanted me to serve in the coffee ministry. I have always found myself helping out-that’s just who I am at my core-a servant. I truly believe it’s better to give than to receive and when you serve others, it’s a blessing."

~Deborah Mccoy