31 May 2009
Late last summer I was sitting in the intern office at The House Next Door in DeLand trying to catch up on paperwork, when Jessica Squires walked in the room, sat down, and we started to talk.
Jessica told me that after graduation she wanted to work someplace she could serve Jesus by serving others. We discussed how working as counselors, helping people talk about their lives, is for us and other counselors driven by their faith, an act of worship. It was that day, prompted by Jessica’s initiative, that the idea for Port Orange Counseling Center was born.
This month, most likely this week, Jessica will start seeing clients at Port Orange Counseling Center. If you get the chance, send her a message of encouragement. She is a great counselor surrounded by a supportive and authentic family.
. . . Father, thank you for the opportunity to help others. Father, we pray that you guide Jessica as she starts this new chapter in her life. Guide her, and be with her, that by her presence in the lives of others You are glorified. In Jesus name we pray . . . .