IN LOVING MEMORY
Natalie was a gifted Biblical Prayer Counselor with many years of experience. She served in the Folsom office and began her journey of faith in Christ in 1972 thru Bible Study Fellowship. She then became a group facilitator for BSF.
Natalie taught bible studies, led small groups and participated in prophetic prayer teams. She was a past President of a Christian school parent association and past President of Aglow International Country Club Lighthouse, Sacramento.
In 2000, Natalie began studies as a Biblical Prayer Counselor through John and Paula Sanford’s Elijah House Biblical Counseling and completed advanced training at their Coeur D’Alene, Idaho headquarters.
In 2003, Natalie became a key part of the Desert Gardens Prayer Counseling team, led by Bridget Shank. She worked with teens, married couples, and men and women of all walks of life, with all types of issues.
Natalie had a passion for people, a passion to see their destiny in Christ realized. God used His gift of Mercy in Natalie to offer people Hope in the healing and transformation process. She consistently served the Lord as a conduit of His compassion and empathy to His body. She was most grateful for a biblically oriented, Christ centered and Holy Spirit empowered ministry that has lasting effects on people’s lives. She and her husband, Anthony, had 4 children, 2 grandchildren and lived in Roseville, CA.
Natalie will be greatly missed. We honor her gift to Hope In Life Ministry which touched many lives, and we are confident the Lord has welcomed her home with a hearty "Well, done thou good and faithful servant!"
As we reminisce our brief time spent with you,
We shall miss your lighthearted laughter and angelic face,
But deep within our weeping hearts we know,
You are now in the most Beautiful Place.
God wonderfully gave us the gift of you,
You are His lovely and delightful prize.
We saw Him exemplified and personified in your life,
He was so brilliantly captured and mirrored through your eyes.
We may not always every facet of God understand,
His immaculate timing or impeccable reason,
But we thank Him in our frailness in the best way we can,
For so graciously blessing us with you in this time and season.
Natalie, you have been ushered into eternal life,
Where you are more alive and flourishing than we who remain.
Holy Spirit, help us during this time of grieving,
To cleave to that truth and please make it plain.
Holy Spirit remind our hearts that all is not lost,
And all is not prematurely ended and done,
For someday we too shall go to that Beautiful Place,
And be reunited with our Precious Savior and Natalie to become One.
Then we shall see the magnificent and glorious,
Which mere human words cannot begin to speak,
And we like Natalie will look into the face of our Sweet Beloved Jesus,
Whom all our born again lives we did seek.
But for now, we will journey and continue the Lord’s work,
Trusting and believing there is no time between us or space,
Natalie, we shall never forget you!
Sweet kisses and dreams until we meet again in that Beautiful Place.
Written by Sandra Roberts
"...On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us." (2 Corinthians 1:10 NIV)