Barbara is a long-time member of Sunset Covenant Church.
Her answers were edited for length and clarity.
How did you get connected to Sunset?
Well, my ex-husband and I lived down the street from the church and we always walked by it to get to the bus, so one day we decided to check it out. So when we went, we met Rosalee, and she was a force to be reckoned with. She was a greeter, and she met us with a little gift basket and she was just so cheery and so wonderful, so we kept going. I’ve been here probably since 2001 and was here for 4 years, then I moved from Oregon to Alabama and back again a couple of times, and came back in 2012. I think altogether I’ve been here about 12 years.
What's something that you're proud of?
I think the thing that I’m most proud of is that I’m an abuse survivor and I’ve had a lifetime of abuse, but I’m still here!
What's something in your personal life that you're working on?
I guess learning to love myself. When you’ve been told your whole life that you’re nothing, it’s hard to learn to believe that you are worth something.
What's a particular hope you have for the future?
To live life to its fullest and to live life the way God intended me to live life.
Anything else you want people to know about you or your connection to the church?
Well most of them know already, but my 3 favorite
things to do are knit, crochet, and quilt. Something else I would want people
to know about me is my sense of humor, genuineness, and that I’m very
warm-welcoming. I genuinely appreciate everyone who comes and is here.