Hi my name is Lynda Sauls. I have been attending Calvary Chapel Sawgrass for 12 years. It has been an amazing journey, one filled with many blessings and insights. I have been loved and nurtured and have gotten to love and nurture back. I have watched our pastors struggle, be vulnerable, and hurt and seen how they have trusted, forgiven and waited on the Lord. I have never been criticized when I have gone to them with feelings and thoughts of hurt, pain, anger or bitterness but I have been loved, held, encouraged, and prayed for. When I have gone to them with fears or concerns over what I saw happening in the body of Christ, they never corrected me harshly, but with confidence and peace. They have encouraged and supported me to step out in faith to do what I thought the Lord was leading me to.
I would like to encourage you who have been hurt at other Churches that there is healing here if you allow God to do that in you, and for those who are just starting your journey, you will be loved with all your baggage. This is a place for you to grow and work out the things God is teaching you. God will transform you here. These pastors and the staff here at CCS are men and women who are on the same journey with struggles too. I have watched God transform them. They love the Lord and want to follow Him even in the hard places. This has been a great source of encouragement to have courage. They will encourage you to listen and seek the Lord, not claiming to know the exact journey God has for you, but they will teach you His principles and they will pray for you.
I am so thankful and blessed to be in this part of the body of Christ. To God be the glory for His love and glory shines here.
- Lynda Sauls