“Never, Ever Underestimate the Power of Prayer”
I appreciate so much the opportunity to put in writing and give honor to an organization that saw our family through one of the toughest, and most heart wrenching times of our lives.
Three years ago, two broken people (my husband and myself) found our way through the doors of His Way Out Ministries. Let me just say that we were literally broken. Our child was so sexually broken and on a path of destruction that would end in a world of hurt and devastation, our marriage was not doing well, and our family was being split apart.
We were greeted by two individuals, Pastor Phillip Lee, and the other was Ruby, a dear sister in Christ and a dedicated prayer warrior for His Kingdom.
For two hours these two wonderful people in Christ listened to us literally pour our hearts out to them. All the anger, hurt, and lack of understanding of the problems we were facing. They offered insight into what our child was feeling and prayer for our hurting souls. But they didn’t take the pain away. I can remember standing outside the facility after our meeting and saying to Steve, “Why don’t I feel better?” I still had the same problems with our child heading out of control down Satan’s highway of no return and we were driving home to a family that was looking to us for reassurance and stability and at that time we had none to give.
But two things we did receive from this meeting. One was HOPE. Hope for healing and restoration of our child, Hope for a future, and Hope for our marriage and family. The second was NEVER, EVER, underestimate God’s Word and the power of prayer.
So began a journey! We started attending a monthly Family Support meeting with His Way Out and let me tell you; those first few meetings were very tough emotionally with lots of tears. We were surrounded by a group of people who were going through the same difficulties and brokenness that we were going through. These loving people had been where I was and offered so much insight to the sexually broken and what worked for them, as well as, continually giving us hope.
For two years I never missed a meeting. I was like a sponge absorbing everything I could to gain understanding of what my child was going through and praying for a change, any change in her life. Guess what? The change didn’t come in my daughter’s life…Guess who God changed? ME.
I was broken and made new by my Savior and fell in love all over again with God. And, as soon as that happened, my marriage was restored, our family came together again and that child on the path of destruction had stopped and made an about face and was climbing her way back to wholeness.
There were so many miracles of God during those three years, that it would take pages to express and share them. But the most important thing I learned was to “Never, Ever underestimate the power of prayer.”
It is our sincere desire this testimony will be encouraging to those whose children or child is struggling with sexual brokenness or any other type of bondage. There is so much Hope!
His Way Out Ministries made a difference in this families life and they will continue to receive our support: Spiritually, physically, and financially, for as long as we are able.
“He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.” II Corinthians 1:4 (GN)
Steve & Alonna Wentland