WELCOME TO TEAM MEMBER TUESDAY~ We are excited to feature one of our team members occasionally on Tuesdays here and there. Eileen is a treat and joy to minister alongside at the Deeper Still retreats! We are so thankful that the Lord stirred her heart to step out in faith and serve on the Deeper Still Team! Here is a little about Eileen and her experiences with God through Deeper Still in her own words. Enjoy!
My name is Eileen Sommi and I am a native New Yorker who came to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008.
I heard about Deeper Still from members of the leadership team who also attend my church, Two Rivers. I knew nothing about the ministry, but was impressed with the leaders’ passion, love, sincerity, and faith. So, I decided to take a closer look.
After attending Deeper Still’s annual fundraising banquet and training sessions, I knew God’s heart and desire to heal those affected by abortion was represented and being realized. Even though I had never had an abortion myself, I knew the healing power of God.
His command from the book of Isaiah to bring good news to the afflicted and bind up the brokenhearted is something we are all called to do. I am grateful for those who have been able to bring me good news and help bind my broken heart in times of need or grief. I was humbled by the chance to do the same – to stand side by side with other women desperately wanting freedom.
So, I signed up – to help – in anyway I could to tell those wounded by their decision to end a life that God’s love is abounding in grace and that He will mend their broken hearts in ways we can’t even imagine.
The work that God is doing through Deeper Still is real and deep. I would suggest you take a closer look, like I did.
If you have had an abortion, know there is healing to be found. If you have a desire to walk with others through the process, help is always needed.
For all involved, myself included, Deeper Still’s ministry has been an opportunity to see God work by the power of His love and through the truth of His Word to bring life – life to the full to all who ask.