My name is Heather Ward and I am on an incredible journey, following the lead of an incredible God.
Growing up in the Midwest, I never expected to live in a desert. But since I moved to the Sonoran Desert I’ve been fascinated by rain; desert rain. If you’ve never experienced it, desert rain is one of the most glorious things in the world. And since it’s relatively rare, everyone appreciates it all the more.
But it’s not just the rarity of the rain that fascinates me; it’s how the desert comes alive each time it falls. Flowers bloom; cacti are greener; the air shimmers as more dust is conquered by each drop. And a freshness overtakes the land as a much-needed rejuvenation arrives.
They say the desert blooms when it rains – and they’re not lying.
I spent almost two years in that desert, working with and living alongside native people in their own area. While I was there I witnessed God’s hand working in so many ways. Now I’ve followed the direction of the Lord and transitioned to a serving in a children’s home in Tennessee. I’m looking forward to many more adventures and insights in this new locale.
But there’s nothing special about me. I’m a perfectly ordinary person – musician; yet-to-be-published-author (any agents out there want to look at my manuscript?); a bit of a nerd; almost always socially awkward – which means misadventures are sure to follow. And I’m following an amazing God who is sure to do something spectacular in spite of my weaknesses.
So stick around; keep reading; come back for more. When God’s involved, something amazing is bound to happen!