Monday, May 14, 2012

Ladies in the Know: Sarah Rachel Hill

This series presents women who’ve probed their awareness, identified important aspects of their lives that demanded attention and took action to uplift themselves through connecting to their inner wisdom and following it. They are writers, athletes, cooks, healers, mothers, musicians, designers and more. They’ve shared what they’ve learned thereby making an impact on the lives of many women the world over. We admire their strength and courage, their intelligence and contribution to our lives. We seek to know how their vision came about and how they manifested their dreams. We wish to be closer to their nexus of empowerment. But at the end of the day when our heroes take off their capes, they are people just like us. And lest we forget that we too have the capacity to reach great heights, I’ve asked these Ladies in the Know to record their first thoughts, in brief, to ten questions, as a mini-interview of sorts, to for both insight and for fun. 

From Sarah's website:

Portrayed by Carrie Underwood in the recently released movie, “Soul Surfer,” Sarah was instrumental in helping surfer Bethany Hamilton through a tragic shark attack that left her with one arm. Sarah’s own past, which includes suffering a broken neck and back in a surfing accident, helped prepare her and equip her in ministry. Sarah serves as a missionary on the Island of Kauai where she leads one of the largest student ministries on the Island. Grounded in her devotion and love for Christ, her training allows her to recognize those in need and gives her the ability to reach out to them. After growing up in a tough and abusive home, through God’s grace, she continues impacting lives for God’s kingdom on Kauai…and beyond.

Sarah's inspirational reach goes beyond the surfing world and her words of compassion and kindness have reached many people the world over. To hear what she has to say continue reading and check our her Blog, friend her on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
You can also see Sarah live, she will be speaking in the US and abroad this summer. For upcoming appearances click here for the list on her website.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My desire is to make Jesus known in the World around me. This is truly my driving factor.

What is your daydream destination?
I would love to go to New Zealand! It looks like an amazing place!

What would you tell your teenage/younger self if you could?

Dont be ashamed of who you are or what you look like. Live each moment for today, inspiring others to make a difference.

What would you remind your elderly/future self if you could?

That this life is not all I have to look forward to…My heavenly body is not that far away.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Too many, to have just one; I am accident-prone so I just roll with it.

What is your proudest moment?

 Seeing kids who have come through my youth group, serving Jesus and spreading the gospel abroad.

What is your favorite food?

I absolutely love Mexican food! I also love healthy yummy salads.

What is your favorite word?

Probably stoked, I tend to use it a lot.

What is your favorite hobby/activity?

I love surfing, absolutely love it. I also enjoy hiking and finding places to be alone with God.

Please share one bit of inspiration, insight or wisdom with women…
You are precious to our Lord. Your life has value and a purpose. Find out who you are, and live that life to the fullest. Never give up, just get good at picking yourself up!

Bonus Q: Is there a Lady in the Know who has had a positive influence on your life? If so, who and how?
My Mom is that lady. She was in a very abusive relationship and found herself having to become a single mom of five kids. She knew that she could not allow her children to be harmed by a man possessed by a drug and alcohol addiction. She never let that stop her from loving us and telling us every day how loved we are of God. She had to make huge sacrifices and yet never complained about it. I am who I am today because of her love and strength. She is my hero!

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to share your responses with us!
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  1. This was fascinating to read! Thanks for joining Flock Together this week. I am now your happy GFC follower.

  2. New follower from blog hop! What a great blog, glad I found it. Hope to be inspired by you ;)

    Stop by and follow back when you can!

    1. Hi Julie! So glad to have you...thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love this! Thanks for sharing the story of Sarah Rachel Hill. I love finding out about inspiring women. <3

    1. I'm ever amazed by women who come through hardship and still shine their light. Glad you're inspired :)

    2. oh gosh, i am right there with you on the favorite food! yummy!
      xo TJ

    3. Right, what's not to love about Mexican food!


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