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Elaine-P

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Review for Beautiful Brokenness Ministries, Bumpass, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've participated in Beautiful Brokenness Ministries in several capacities over the years as a student, participant, and volunteer. Retreats, events, and lessons have changed my life. Katy Pistole, the director and founder, is the best teacher ever and has helped me to further understand my true worth as a beloved child of God, and the peace and freedom that comes with relying on Him. Although I am an older adult, I am aware that her lessons with girls are unique and eye opening for them as they learn about their true worth, and gain confidence and leadership skills. I wish I had Beautiful Brokenness as a young girl! How valuable those lessons are for girls! Much Pain can be prevented, and much joy realized, if those girls put the lessons learned to use, in choosing better life partners! I know of no other ministry that so beautifully demonstrates God's love for us. Many treasure the experience of seeing Katy's dance with her rescued horse Scooter. It is the sweetest metaphor for how God loves us and invites us to dance with him. His love for us is not dependent on our "performance" or behavior, but is always there for us no matter what, providing freedom, comfort, and answers. And if we do choose to dance with Him (as Scooter will dance with Katy), there is nothing more beautiful and satisfying. As I spent time at Beautiful Brokenness, I couldn't help but gain a clearer sense of the sweetness of God's embrace. Katy is wholly ("holy"...pun intended) qualified as a Reverend, author, speaker, counselor, and teacher. I can't say enough about Beautiful Brokenness!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Beautiful Brokenness Ministries, Bumpass, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Beautiful Brokenness is a one of a kind, very special ministry. I've witnessed that everyone who gets to know Katy, sees the Christ-likeness in her. Her closeness to our Father is inspiring, and has inspired me to deepen my relationship with Him. Her teachings have gently brought me healing. Her words of truth have broken the lies I've been believing about myself, thus, my life has changed. She and her precious, rescued horse, Scooter, beautifully touch my heart, when I see the way Katy invites Scooter to dance, the way God loves us and invites us to dance. (When Katy rescued Scooter he was completely untouchable and untrusting.) To see the tangible example of an abused, untrusting being, be called by Love to dance, and then dancing with Love, is deeply moving. I saw myself as beautiful Scooter, and wanted to dance more with my Father. Katy presents truth to me in a way that makes it practical to put into practice, whatever the situation. You don't have to be a horse person to experience healing through her retreats and demonstrations, etc.. In my experience with Beautiful Brokenness, I've always seen Katy serve God with total humility and people with compassion. She knows what you need, because she obeys the Father's voice within, to provide it. I wish everyone could experience Beautiful Brokenness on a personal level! Katy's latest book: JUBILEE THE LOVE STORY is fantastic, and I can't wait to read it again soon, when it becomes available!

Role:  Client Served