About a month ago, the Lord connected me to a couple of believers here in Shreveport , Louisiana who also share the desire to see people who struggle with homosexuality get the Christian support, Scriptural understanding and life-transforming grace they need. For quite a while these men had been in the planning stages of launching Overcomers of Northwest Louisiana, a Christian support group for those struggling with same sex attraction….and I just so happened to get connected with them (in a rather odd way; it was surely of God) the week before the first meeting. While I could clearly see God’s hand in all of this, I had some hesitations about this “group”….was this just going to be another reparative therapy thing? Was it going to be Christ centered? Many questions ran through my mind…. but now after attending the first 2 weekly support group meetings, all of that uneasiness been put to rest.
Overcomers of Northwest Louisiana is facilitated by a godly man (contact info will be below) who does not struggle with homosexuality. This in itself was miraculous to me… that someone who doesn’t struggle with SSA would be moved enough by the Spirit to start a group like this. The past 2 meetings have been so encouraging for me personally… for one, just to be reminded that I am not the only one who deals with this weakness. The conversation is gospel centered and Christ exalting.
Obviously, many people who deal with this aren’t as “open” as I am with it…. which is why confidentiality and integrity is a priority of Overcomers. They also strive to make sure that this won’t be a temptation enabling environment. The time and place of the weekly meeting is not advertised or given until one goes through the intake process and talks to Keith, the facilitator. Pastors are welcome to sit in on the meetings, but are also held to the same level of confidentiality as everyone else.
For more information, contact Keith McMaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trinity Counseling at 318-230-0599.