How did a small ministry grow to a national organization in two years? There?s only one answer: God! After living with a debilitating chronic disease Carrie Cooper was familiar with depression, hardship, and despair. Facing a lifetime of crippling pain, she understood why broken women lose hope. As her eyes were opened to the heartache around her, she sensed God leading her into ministry.
In 2009, as Carrie?s health graduallyimproved, she founded Comfort & Compassion Ministry to encourage and strengthen hurting women. However, as the year progressed, God continued to guide her and reveal His plan for the organization. A long-time listener of talk radio, Carrie was naturally drawn to the genre, often telling herself, ?I could do that.? Increasingly, God continued to impress on her heart the need to investigate the possibility of hosting a program. After contacting several local stations, Carrie connected with one station in particular: KDKR 91.3 FM in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Meanwhile, a childhood friend?who was the producer of another local radio show?offered to create a demo for Carrie. Her first recording of U2HaveHope powerfully demonstrated the vision for the show, which is to declare the hope of Christ to the brokenhearted.
Affiliated with KDKR in Dallas/Ft. Worth and their partnering stations, Carrie found a home in national radio. Everything needed to start a radio program was provided by the Lord: prayer support, equipment, software, technical training, financial contributions, and volunteers. Family, friends, and Carrie herself, watched in amazement at God?s awesome creativity in bringing this dream to fruition.
When God moves, it?s undeniable. Only He can take a crippled, bed-ridden, diseased woman and fill her life with hope, moving her to pour out that same love and compassion on others. God powerfully positioned the rapid growth and expansion of a fledgling organization, not for its own success, but to effectively communicate the love of Jesus Christ. Now you too can have the hope of Christ!