A bit of background: This story is about a mum and daughter. The mother had battled with depression a couple of years ago. Recently she had an unfortunate car accident. The cost of repair exceeded the car value and, with no insurance cover, the car was written off. Even without the car issue she was already in a difficult financial position.

The morning of the accident, as I (the Life Group leader) took her to work she almost cried and realised she must accept help, if not she might slide back into depression. We agreed as a Life Group that we needed to help her get through this and, as much as possible, not let any change come in her routine or work, and not let depression get hold of her again. We were getting ready with a pick up and drop off schedule. However, God's provision came in just two days (she got a car from a friend from church). Also, during this difficult time the mother was a different woman. She was very strong. The day of the accident she still went to work! It was amazing... two years ago when difficult things happened she couldn't even get out of bed. And even more she still continued to minister to her boss during his illness.

Here is an excerpt from a letter she wrote to the Life Group: “I would like to share that after this incident, I strongly felt how practical church sermons for the past few months have been. Our church mentions again and again about Life Group, that God wants us to help and to love one another and do life together. In the past I was a very strong-minded person; I hardly accepted help from people. After my depression, I learnt that I have to ask and accept help from people, especially our own Life Group members.”

Posted in July 2015

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