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Homayra Flores

Driving home the night after my first LIFE Group meeting, I was convinced I did not fit in and I would not be returning. That evening I had experienced, for the first time, praying aloud, with and for, other women and was terrified! I remember struggling to find the "right" words to pray and felt completely inferior and out of place. In a conversation with my husband that night he reminded me how the enemy attacks us most when we are seeking and desiring a deeper relationship with the Lord. The enemy was feeding me lies and sadly I was believing them. The following week, with the support and strength of the Holy Spirit, I went back to my LIFE Group and shared my concerns and fears with my sisters in Christ. They were beyond supportive and uplifting and have continued, for the last 4.5 years, to be a wonderful inspiration and encouragement to me in my walk with the Lord. The paths our lives have been on have been quite different, but the Lord so beautifully has merged our paths; together we are on the only path that matters, the one that leads to Jesus. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)