There are so many different aspects of my testimony that I am going to give it to you in segments......and not in any particular order. As most of you know, I am a volunteer for Hospice Advantage out of Athens. The interesting part about me volunteering there is what really makes this a testimony for me. All of my life I have loved to help people. There is something deep inside of me that longs and yearns to make a difference through serving for the glory of God......not the glory of Lorri! Last year I was visiting with my mom and dad and while mom was having physical therapy, dad and I went shopping......well, more like window shopping! There was this big and beautiful REI store and I could not wait to go in. While there, I found the perfect winter boots for the kids and decided to get them for them for Christmas! I found out that you can join as a member with REI and you get special savings and so on. It also put me on their mailing list which sent me emails of special sales and events. I decided to join and I am very glad I did! One day I was going through my emails, and came across one from REI. In one little area, it talked about opportunities to serve........so I looked! Believe it or not, Hospice Advantage was on there! I was really nervous and almost afraid of failing them somehow! BUT GOD!!!!! I thought back to my past and remembered all of the times that I failed......that I did not feel good enough, pretty enough, or talented enough. In the past, though I believed in God......I did not always believe that He was going to help me through.....(sad to say!). Oh me of little faith! God helped me to overcome that crippling fear that almost stopped me from doing what HE called me to do! The first day I met Amy my coordinator, I was so scared........afraid of not finding where I was supposed to meet her.......afraid that she would look at me and tell me it would not work with me......afraid deep down that I would not be able to do this task that could be very difficult emotionally. BUT GOD!!! God was so gracious in giving me Mr. Jack as one of my very first patients! He broke me in in a very special way! All of the things that I thought I might fail at.......I DID NOT! All of the things that could have held me back......THEY DID NOT!!!! As a matter of fact......it has also given me a chance to not only serve......but serve with Chelsea and Devon too! Mr. Jack holds a giant piece of Chelseas heart as he does mine, but he also holds a piece of Devons. This opportunity has not only blessed me, but Chelsea and Devon as well! God is so great! I am hoping this summer Tanner will get to go with me a time or two...........he would love it every bit as much as Devon does! This whole process has really taken my fear.......and thrown it out the window! We serve such a mighty God and I am so thankful that He loves me and accepts me as I am! I want to encourage you all to look for opportunities to serve any and every time you can! It is a blessing beyond measure......and if God leads you to it.......He WILL lead you through it!!!! I love you so very much and I pray you will find GODS Will for Your lives in the most precious ways! I love you all!!!!