By on 20 Mar 2019 in Sparkle, Stories | 3 comments

I was feeling very isolated as I lived in the middle of nowhere and didn’t know anyone. Kelly reached out to me and invited me to join the group… Sparkle group started off by being a way to get me out of the house and make me face the world again. In a time when I wasn’t thinking of God or having any desire to go to church Jesus was reaching out to me by giving me friendships and a little light. Gradually I started to realise that some of these ladies were Christians. A few months ago I was going through a particularly tough time of high anxiety and fear. God sent two Sparkle ladies to my home to encourage me in my faith and remind me of God’s love for his children. I was reminded of a time in my life when I constantly prayed for Christian friends. It was very powerful to realise that at a time when my need was greatest those friends had been provided to me through Sparkle group. Each member of Sparkle group is precious and I am so grateful for the group for enabling me to find my own sparkle again! Xx


  1. This story has given me hope. I suffer with mental health and physical health issues which keeps me isolated. I also suffer from a eating disorder so feel very trapped in my house, this body I’m in and find so hard to trust because of my past. I joined the church months ago but lockdown isnt helping my mental health. I would love to join if possible?
    Kind regards

    Kerie Benson-mclellan

    June 9, 2020

  2. Kerie, someone will be in touch soon,

    but for those perhaps reading this and interested in what we do, please get in touch via our contact page (it’s a bit quicker that way).


    June 10, 2020

  3. Hi Kerie, I’m so glad you have been encouraged by this story. We’d love to have you join in our Hope family in any way you feel will help. At the moment, during this Covid time, for mum’s we have The Sparkle Network group on Facebook. I have added the link below for you to click on to join.

    Do feel free to message me on if you would like to talk more. I think you may be connected to me on What’s app so fee free to message me there.

    Much love Naomi

    Naomi McBain

    June 10, 2020

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