Ellen saw a part of me that I could not see for myself. She gently and patiently walked alongside me as I discovered my self-worth. She laughed with me, cussed with me and cried with me. Ellen called me to more…and, through the mighty name of Jesus, went to war with the enemy on my behalf. And her courage to go deep into her own story has given her the sweet gift of empathy. I would not have the intimate relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, without my path intersecting with hers.