John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Episode 76

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In this episode, I interview a special guest, Dawn Amsden Stark.  Dawn is an author, change agent, storyteller, and promise seeker.  She is a philanthropy manager for Operation Blessing (CBN) and the founder of {Re}purposed Lives, a social business supporting justice ministries. She lives in Florida with her husband of 36 years and five children.

In our authentic conversation, Dawn shares her “Transformed for God’s Purposes” God Story about her 23-year infertility journey that transformed her life and faith.
Dawn also shares her adoption God story and encouraging words from scripture for those who are walking the infertility and adoption journey.

Dawn Amsden Stark is an inspirational author, public speaker, and passionate advocate. Dawn’s 23-year infertility journey which included seven IVFs, two high-risk pregnancies (including a set of twins), and two international adoptions fundamentally transformed her life and faith. Today, she is a development manager for Operation Blessing where she matches the philanthropic goals and interests of partners with the needs of the most vulnerable all over the world. Dawn is also the founder of {Re}Purposed Lives, a social business that supports at-risk children and families while reducing textile waste through recycling unwanted stuffed animals and plush toys. She volunteers at her church and in her community to support women walking through infertility or parenting after infertility. Dawn holds a B.A. in government/ international relations from Regent University and a M.A. in international community development from Southeastern University. She lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband of 36 years and five young adult children. Dawn’s first book, Called to War: How Life’s Battles Transform Us for God’s Purposes, is available now wherever books are sold. 

Get to know Dawn at: 

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We all have a story. We all face hardships. Faith beacons us to a life of transformation. It’s during our transformation that God fashions us for His purposes. I call this process repurposing.

 re·pur·pose – (rēˈpərpəs) verb –to change [something] so that it can be used for a different purpose.

Click below for  Dawn’s website.  

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