In May of 2013, the Living Hope Denton satellite launched, with support groups for men and friends and family members. The impetus for starting the group came from a couple, Michael and Jennifer, who had been traveling to meetings at Living Hope Arlington from the north side of the greater DFW metroplex. Others from that same area were interested in attending the support groups, but the time and distance were a deterrent.
Mike and Jen met with Ricky Chelette, the Executive Director, about the need for a satellite to the north, and the decision was made to pray and seek the Lord for His direction and wisdom. God began to open doors for a location and support, so training began to help equip the volunteer leaders. After the group had been meeting for several years, God brought another couple to join their leadership team. The husband now leads the weekly worship time and his wife leads the newly formed women’s support group.
This additional leadership has enabled the Denton satellite to offer support for men, women, and friends and family on a weekly basis. Just like the original group in Arlington, the Denton group meets weekly to worship together, view the teaching given by the Executive Director (via video), and then break into groups to receive prayer, encouragement and support. For more information about the Denton group and how to participate in the support groups, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from Michael & Jennifer
In our 31 years of marriage, this ministry has stretched our growth, our personal walks with the Lord and our beliefs more than any other. We are challenged weekly to see how the Lord uses our heartbreak for His glory. The healing and growth we received through Living Hope has allowed us to empathize and encourage couples who have learned that their child is living in the "far country." It has been an honor to get to know to the men and women of LHD, pray for them, and minister to them, as it gives us hope for our own loved one.