08 Jan God Equips Those He Calls
Chris (pictured right) is one of our remarkable High Impact volunteers at our Center for Women & Children in Indianapolis. Read below and hear from her about her experience serving our women.
What do you do for a living?
I am a retired registered nurse. I had 45 years of nursing experience mostly in the neonatal intensive care unit, which was very rewarding.
How long have you served at Wheeler and what do you do?
I began volunteering at Wheeler Mission in 2012. I currently co-lead the Prayer Partners. Once every two weeks, I volunteer at the Center for Women & Children, interacting with the ladies, listening to their stories, concerns, and prayer requests, and offer to pray with and for them.
Why do you serve at Wheeler?
The Lord lead me to seek a volunteer opportunity at Wheeler Mission. I knew very little about homelessness, addiction, and poverty, but as I prayed, the Lord urged me to step out in faith and commit to volunteering at Wheeler Mission. It is a privilege to volunteer, and I have been impacted and blessed by the precious guests and the dedicated staff.
What’s your favorite Wheeler memory?
One of my most meaningful and encouraging memories is attending the graduation of the women who have completed the Higher Ground Addiction Recovery Program. Their testimonies pierce your heart, their courage is amazing, and the transforming, redeeming work of Jesus Christ in their lives often brings tears to my eyes and praise to Jesus for His faithfulness and grace.
At first, I was reluctant to commit to volunteering at Wheeler Mission. I felt ill equipped and fearful of going into the inner city. I had failed to trust that when God calls, He also equips and provides all that is needed to serve Him. I encourage everyone to consider volunteering at Wheeler Mission. I have learned so much about faith, perseverance, and courage from the women at Wheeler Mission and the power of prayer. I thank God for this opportunity.