In November 2021, Carolina College of Biblical Studies alumni Suelen Hernandez excitedly shared good news with the staff. She and her husband were opening Providing Comfort Ministries, a non-profit organization that would help the underserved in their community.
Suelen expressed how she hopes their non-profit can be a blessing toward others.
She stated, “Providing Comfort Ministries was established in November and is located in Lewisburg, TN. Our vision is to see a world where everyone has access to the most basic human survival needs. We organize campaigns throughout the year to provide essential, every day items.”
For example, they:
- hand out Thanksgiving baskets to schools, to ensure that no child goes without a meal for the holidays
- hosts a winter drive, providing comfort through clothing and non-perishables, which is critical during the cold months
- provide comfort through their Warrior Kid campaign, which is aimed at bringing hope and strength to kids battling cancer
The ministry also provides comfort to human trafficking survivors. Suelen believes that this campaign specifically, will not only change how they do business, but will change the lives of many.
Suelen’s ministry is a reminder of the Matthew 25:35-40 parable when Jesus says:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me.”
When the disciples were confused about doing all this for Jesus, He explains that, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
It’s clear that the Hernandez family has a heart for providing comfort for others and reaching “the least of these.” By providing comfort through clothing, food, and care, the ministry is being the hands and feet of Jesus. Her hope is that God will one day expand the ministry globally, and that all will know the love of Jesus Christ.
Suelen expressed her gratefulness and appreciation for all of the support and training she received during her time at Carolina College of Biblical Studies. CCBS believes in helping every student strengthen their passion in order to live out the calling God has given them. Suelen’s story is an example of how your calling can also become your ministry.