Friday, September 20, 2013

On Saturday, October 5, Mary Drake will share the story of her experience with an 18-month-long depression and how she was healed from it. The October 5th is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries and hosted by the Henderson United Methodist Church at 8871 State Route 178.

“This program is for anyone with doubts about themselves or questions or who needs to know that it is ok to feel down and to know that depression can benefit you. The 23rd Psalm describes walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but it is in that valley where we find the water to grow and change,” Mary says.

What makes her story even more compelling is that Mary is celebrating 20 years as a Methodist pastor and her struggle with depression occurred during that time.

“People think pastors are supposed to help other people and not need help themselves,” she says.

Pastor Mary Drake will share the circumstances of her healing and how skeptical she was beforehand. The pastor of the Mannsville and Lorraine United Methodist congregations for the past 11 years now uses her experience with depression to help others.

The October 5th is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries, a Christian outreach program for women that visits churches throughout the southern Jefferson County area. The Henderson United Methodist Church Women will offer breakfast from 9am to 9:45am followed by the 10am-12pm presentation.

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