Over the years, Gloria had received many invitations to attend a service at Victory by many people, many times, but for some reason or another, she never came.
Once her daughter and granddaughter began attending Victory, however, Gloria finally accepted the invitation.
“The first service was exciting,” she recalls. “I remember being incredibly moved by the worship; it touched my soul. I think I knew right then that I had found a home.”
At the end of the service Gloria and her husband looked at each other and knew they were where they were supposed to be. It didn’t take long for Victory to become a place Gloria and Robin went to on Sundays, to becoming part of their lives.
You can often find the couple volunteering in the church’s coffee shop, serving up fresh brew and good conversation. “It’s something that we can do together. We love meeting the new people coming in and serving coffee,” she says.
In addition to the worship and connections she makes each week, Gloria says the message fills and inspires her.
“The messages from Pastor Kelly are amazing,” she says. “I often say to a lot of my friends, I wish I had this kind of teaching when I was a lot younger. Imagine the possibilities if you’d had these kind of lessons then.”
Regardless of when you hear the message, it will always have a meaningful impact on your life. It did for Gloria.
“When I look back, Christ has always been looking over me and I just didn’t know it. In the last couple of years, getting closer to the Word and being in the Word has given me a sense of peace. I’m not as worried or stressed out as I used to be. I accept what’s happening better and deal with it that way. The most important thing for me has been the calmness and sense of peace.”
“I remember being incredibly moved by the worship; it touched my soul. I think I knew right then that I had found a home.”
“I often say to a lot of my friends, I wish I had this kind of teaching when I was a lot younger. Imagine the possibilities if you’d had these kind of lessons then.”