Wednesday, June 18, 2014

July 12 in Smithville Hear Powerful Message for Living Beyond Suicide and Life’s Testing

How do you cope with the loss of a loved one, your home, your income, your hope? On Saturday, July 12, at the Smithville Baptist Church, Kathy Sheley will share the powerful story of how she found new life after the death by suicide of her beloved husband and the loss of her home and income. Her show-and-tell presentation titled ‘Lost and Found’ has a universal message for coping with loss of any kind. The program is free.
“We are all tested by the storms and challenges of life. I want to offer hope to anyone experiencing heavy sorrow or simply being tested by the everyday difficulties of life. People need to know they do not walk through their trials alone and that there are still treasures to be found in living past the pain,” says Kathy.
Kathy is the founder of the Left Behind program in Watertown to help people of all ages cope with the death of a loved one to suicide. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Jefferson County Hospice offices.
“Left behind is how I felt and so Left Behind provides people with a caring and confidential opportunity to begin the healing and recovery journey they need to take after losing someone who has taken their own life. We need a place to express feelings, disappointment, and pain without being judged and among others who have also been left behind. My message on July 12 will emphasize the light that can be found past the darkness of loss,” Kathy says.
The July 12 free program at Smithville Baptist Church, 14157 County Road 75, includes a 9am-9:45am complimentary breakfast by the Smithville Baptist Church Women followed by the 10am-12pm program. For more information, contact Chris at 767-2058 or

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