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I just have to show you this. I met a young lady who contacted me after reading my post In Honor of Hannah. She reached out and shared a bit of her personal story with me, left me in tears and ever since then, we’ve stayed connected via social media.
Lauren Dubinski is only 24 years old, but like so many of us, she has experienced spiritual abuse and other life trauma and has been on her own journey of recovery and healing.
Just last week as she and her husband were quite preoccupied with getting ready for an upcoming overseas trip, I watched on Twitter and Facebook as Lauren coordinated an effort to help a Romanian family who was soon to be evicted from their home. This is what I saw on Facebook:
After this was posted on Facebook and Twitter, people started sharing the Facebook story and re-tweeting. Soon, money was coming in:
And then we got to see a picture of Lauren and her husband, Max presenting the money and the names of people who donated to the relieved neighbors.
Watching the whole incident transpire via social media was beautiful. Lauren’s husband, Max, shared the story here.
Lauren and Max are currently in Bangladesh. I’ve been reading about their trip preparations for the past several weeks. She wrote an article for her blog today that is really worth reading. This sweet young woman has been able to go beyond the hurt and pain of her abuse and is spreading the love of Christ in real and practical ways to those in need.
We do not have to remain dragged down by the abuse of the past. We do not need to let it hold us captive. I’m so happy for Lauren (and Max). Be encouraged. Be motivated. Be all that Christ wants you to be.
Please read how Lauren is being the hands and feet of Christ in Bangladesh.