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April 25, 2022

Does God Really Go Before Us? with Jessika Sanders | Episode 15

God is with us during our dark seasons, but does He prepare us for them too? 

Mom of 3 and founder of Praying Through ministries, Jessika Sanders shares how her obedience to God’s calling prepared her for one of the greatest battles in her life when her newborn son had to immediately be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after birth. She also talks about the intense spiritual warfare she faced when she felt the pull of the devil to end her life and how God saved her from that moment. Through these difficult seasons, God led her to start a ministry that is blessing families all around the world who are walking through NICU and PICU seasons as well as child loss. 

Jessika’s story will show you:
- God doesn’t just step in during our dark seasons… He goes ahead and prepares us for them too
- He can turn bad things for good beyond what we can ever imagine
- Our purpose can be found through obedience and surrender
Connect with Jessika and find ways to support Praying Through ministries on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Episode mentioned:
- The Self-destructive Lies We Tell Ourselves
- Easter Tribute (Who is God Starts at 7:30)

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Jessika Sanders

Founder of Praying Through Ministries

Jessika is a recovering wanderlust and world traveler who has found contentment and purpose in being a stay-at-home wife and mom of three. Dressed in comfy tees and sockless in Converse, the earthy-crunchy Vermonter is a lover of all things organic, especially large amounts of chocolate.

A former educator and cheerleader, Jessika has always found joy in helping and encouraging others. In fact, her son’s NICU experience in 2019 led to her founding of Praying Through ministries, a nonprofit that serves families around the world journeying through the NICU, PICU, and child loss. She currently serves as president and leads a team of 30+ volunteers.

Jessika's writing has been featured in Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Hope When Your Heart is Heavy devotional (2021), Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. magazine (2022), and Tyndale’s So God Made a Mother (2023). She is also the coauthor of The Good Book Company’s, Little Ones to Him Belong (2024).