Vera Ashcraft

Vera Ashcraft

Vera Ashcraft

House Staff

I came to Mary’s song a little over a year ago. After almost a year of grief, trauma and relapse, I found myself in a very dark place. My son and his family were in a car wreck which ended my son’s life. He was 30 years old and was just credentialed as an Assembly of God pastor. His wife received a broken neck and a broke back. She was airlifted out.I left my job and home that day and never returned because my family needed my help.I was in total shock that my best friend/son was gone.

Almost 5 months after the wreck Jesus healed my daughter and she and my grandbabies moved on with their lives. She remarried and my new normal was gone, yet again. At that point I started using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. I had heard of Mary’s Song because I had a friend here that had also lost her child. God told me to go there. When I did my application they only had one bed available. It was mine! Five months into the program I still had a plan B. I spoke with my leaders and they advised me to stay the full 12 months. I was so angry. At that point I had a breakdown which lead to a breakthrough.

Jesus met me and his love exceeded my pain and I was baptized in his spirit and in his love it was amazing! He told me to forget the former things good and bad behold I am doing a new thing Isaiah 43:18,19. He healed my heart! Yes I still have sad days that’s given but he told me in Isaiah 57: 1,2 the righteous die because they are being spared the evil to come. I had to release my son back to God where he belongs and that I might continue on my journey with Jesus and his plans and purpose for my life. God has restored my purpose. I’m now staff at Mary song. I’m helping other women the same way that Jesus has helped me. I’m excited about this next chapter of my story.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13