Life Stories

Holly’s Step of Faith

We never outgrow taking steps. In 2016, Holly was a single mom raising a young son. She took a step and signed up to get some help structuring her finances here at Milestone. Though she hoped to gain some important financial principles, as she took this journey with other single moms in her group she ended up getting much more than she expected. Three years later, Holly is now married and she and her husband Chase and son Jenson are expecting a new addition…

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Out From The Chaos: Nora’s Story

Nora was no stranger to hard times while growing up in Egypt. From her childhood with an abusive father to living in a ghetto to escape his abuse as a teenager, Nora’s life began in chaos. Her life continued to be filled with pain and disappointments for years to come. She lived in a state of anger and resentment after decades of fighting through life. Nora felt hopeless, but as she made it to the end of herself, God changed…

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The Schuster’s Journey to Financial Freedom

Often, when debt racks up, stress and anxiety seem to come right alongside it. Heather and Matt Schuster felt this firsthand. Heather carried a lot of guilt from bringing a large amount of student loan debt into their marriage. In 2015, she and Matt decided to join Financial Peace University (FPU) at Milestone. Through FPU they were empowered to take charge of their finances and pay off their debt. The Schusters found the financial freedom they were searching for and…

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One Invite Changed My Life

Shawn Peterson was a professed agnostic (an atheist believes there is no God, while an agnostic doesn’t think we can know) and vocal about his negative opinions toward Christianity. In 2017 he found himself needing a miracle. Medical problems and other personal challenges left him feeling hopeless and he even contemplated taking his own life. But it was a simple invitation to come to church from his sister that changed the course of his life forever. “I was dealing with terrible exhaustion and…

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Waiting for Breakthrough

Waiting for breakthrough can be hard. The thoughts often enter our mind: “Can God really do this? Healing is for “holy” people, surely it’s not for me? Is God actually good?” The truth is, God sees us right where we are and cares about our pain, our challenges, and our questions. We worship a miracle-working God who is doing incredible things in our midst. Broken and in desperate need of God’s power, Ed Kopal and Kathleen Tysinger each stepped out…

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From Strangers To Spiritual Family

On a Monday night in October of 2017, five couples walked into a room as strangers. They weren’t quite sure what to expect as they met for their first Small Group together, but nearly a year and a half later, these five couples have all found something invaluable. Today, Stewart Pearcy shares how this group of strangers became spiritual family and how God is now using them to influence the lives of others. “In a step of faith, my wife and I joined a Small…

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Three Generations Changed

There is nothing like family—especially when it comes to spiritual transformation. A few weekends ago, we showed a glimpse into the Guerra’s story of redemption, restoration, and revival. Today, we want to show you another piece of their story. The truth is, behind every godly man there is usually a praying grandmother, mother, or wife. Ginger Guerra paved the way for her family through a Christian’s most powerful tool—prayer. “I gave my life to Christ a year and a half…

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