"My wife Amanda and I attended a Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreat in 2014 after the tragic death of her parents. I cannot say enough about how much the retreat helped us; not only did it give us tools with which to work through our grief, it also provided us with a caring community of support and encouragement. In the months that followed, we asked David Mathews, co-founder and executive director of Spark of Life, to come to Highland Hills and conduct a Saturday-Sunday Grief Recovery Workshop for our community. Many people from both our community as well as our church came on Saturday – then David spoke at both of our Sunday services. The Spark of Life Grief Recovery Workshop has helped our church not only to reach out to our community in a powerful way, but it has also helped us minister to those grieving in our church."