Twenty-two-year-old Emily Guberman just graduated from Baylor University, is a VISTA volunteer and is running 1,000 miles to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Emily’s motivation for supporting MADD is unique, because a drunk driver killed her mother in 2009. After her mother’s death Emily walled herself off from others because she did not know how to deal with the pain. She has since become a Christian and her life has changed. Emily says she has chosen to serve others because of who her mother was and her growing faith has fueled that motivation. She says that is why she is serving through VISTA and running to raise funds for MADD. Emily has asthma and says it is a struggle to run the minimum 2.7 miles she needs each day to meet her goal to raise the money. She says, “The struggle I go through reminds me of the struggles I went through with my mom. It reminds me of the struggles alcoholics go through and the struggles the families go through when they lose someone.” She adds, “Jesus Christ reminds me I don’t have to deal with the pain alone.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running https://baptistnews.com/ministry/people/item/30575-faith-propels-baylor-grad-beyond-grief-into-service-and-running, Accessed October 27,2015.
Hebrews 10:32 (HCSB) “Remember the earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings.”