We moved to Travelers Rest from Lake Worth Florida April 5, 2020.  On April 29, 2020, my husband of 42 years passed away from his third stroke. Not only was I in a new town and a new state, it was the start of Covid and I had become a widow. Thankfully, I knew God had a plan, I just needed to trust in Him. My daughter, Diana and her husband, Troy moved to Travelers Rest from Florida in August, 2019  They are the parents of my four amazing grandchildren – Blake, Ashlyn, Alexa and Cole. My son, Mark and his wife, Sarah moved to Travelers Rest from Minnesota in March, 2020. Mark and Sarah also attend Trailside Church.

As you may have already realized, part of God’s plan was for me to be with my children and grandchildren when He called my husband to his eternal home. Another part of God’s plan was for me to become involved in ministry at Trailside Church to use my gifts and life experiences. I enjoy being on the Women’s Ministry Leadership Team and leading Emotionally Healthy Woman and Emotionally Healthy Relationship classes. In the future, I hope to use my skills to teach marriage preparation classes and mentor couples in their marriages through the Care Ministry alongisde Pastor Marcus and Elder Mike.

I’m excited to be a part of God’s plan for Trailside Church!

Lee Firtko