A SHINING LIGHT FOR JESUS

Our ministry family is grieving the loss and celebrating the life of Carol Weaver—a beloved friend, sister in the Lord, and co-laborer in the gospel.

Carol Weaver    Director of Post-abortion Ministry   Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services

Carol began volunteering at our ministry in 1997. She became director of one of our centers in 1999 and has directed our post-abortion ministry since 2004. She and her husband Tim have three married daughters and eight grandchildren.

Carol was known for her vibrant love for Jesus, her deep compassion for people, and her passionate faith and prayer. Her life impacted each staff member and volunteer at our ministry, and the countless individuals she counseled or trained in post-abortion recovery.

When Carol first began post-abortion ministry, she’d say, “People come to me in such bondage because of the guilt they’re carrying. I have to try to keep a lid on my enthusiasm because I have so much faith that God will forgive them and set them free!”

Carol’s contagious joy was rooted in her love for Jesus and His Word. She saw people with Jesus’ eyes, and went out of her way to talk to and pray with strangers. Recently, she prayed with a woman in a grocery store who said to her afterwards, “You’re the first person in weeks who paid attention to me and spoke kindly to me.”

Carol was an exemplary shepherd-leader. She walked so closely with the Good Shepherd that His qualities emanated through her. When you were in her presence, you experienced the presence and love of God.

If Carol were here to read these words or hear the many, many accolades she’s receiving, she would say, “Well, glory to God! It’s all Him anyway!”

While our hearts break with the pain of earthly separation, our spirits soar with the joy of heaven’s reality. We know Carol is with Jesus forever.

We love you SO MUCH, Carol! We’ll see you on the other side.

“Be God’s children,

blameless, sincere and wholesome,

living in a warped and diseased world,

and shining there like lights in a dark place.

For you hold in your hands the very word of life.”

Philippians 2:15b-16a

 

If you knew Carol, or knew of her ministry at SVPS, please feel free to share your memories in the Comment Section below.

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5 thoughts on “A SHINING LIGHT FOR JESUS

  1. Carol was my director at SVPS in Lititz and I learned so much from her. I used to describe her as Jesus in the form of a woman! She loved the Lord and you were a changed person after meeting her! I know she is rejoicing in heaven with her Lord!

  2. Carol’s legacy is such a powerful, beautiful example of a well-lived life as a daughter of the King. She was such a light of hope and grace to so many because of Jesus living in her. I’m grateful to have been blessed to know her here on earth and look forward to seeing her again in heaven.

  3. I love Carol SO MUCH! I’ve never met anyone like her. She came into my life in 2013 when I first considered going through the STS bible study. I was so scared and broken and her patience and love were amazing. She met faithfully with me one on one to complete the study and remained my friend, mentor, spiritual mom and so much more. I doubted so much that the study would do me any good… Carol never did. And she was so right! It really was as though you were meeting with Jesus every time you were with her because His spirit just seemed to seep out of her! I used to call her “Angel Carol” because it felt like she was an angel that God sent into my life. One of my fondest memories of her is the memorial service she planned for my baby, Christian. The effort and sincerity she put into that time was unbelievable. She often told me she looked forward to meeting Christian one day.:-) My heart is breaking so badly and I feel so lost without her and yet I know she has not stopped smiling and laughing with delight at finally being with Jesus!

  4. Lisa, you have captured the essence of Carol so well here! When you quoted her I could “hear her” again! I think of two words when I first think of Carol. She was one of the most “authentic ” Christians I have known. Jesus lived in and through her constantly. And her love of Him and Joy through him was absolutely “Contageous”! Oh the countless numbers who have been blessed and drawn closer to the Lord, having known Carol! I will miss her so much but knowing I’ll see her again makes Heaven and eternity even more welcome!

  5. Carol was an amazing woman of God. She overflowed with joy, hope, faith, and you couldn’t help but be splashed with God’s goodness when you were with her. She leaves an amazing legacy. So very sorry for your loss.