In 2006, Miriam Neff became a widow after her husband, Bob, lost his battle to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Shortly thereafter, she sought out resources that could provide her with advice for dealing with grief and her new financial situation. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find a comprehensive book for widows with a spiritual perspective.
On the seven-month anniversary of Bob’s death, she was in Burkina Faso, Africa teaching a group of widows who were hungry to hear the Word. That evening in her hotel room, she knew God was calling her to serve widows and their children.
That was when Widow Connection was born.
Today, Miriam is educating and encouraging widows all over the world through her:
- Book: From One Widow to Another
- Website: WidowConnection.com
- Radio Program: New Beginnings
- And more!
Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Miriam, her daughter and even one of the widows she has connected with and helped.
We had a wonderful time getting to know her and her story. She is extremely passionate about serving widows in need. One such case was that of Lori Fox-Ritter, a widow who connected with Miriam after reading her book. After reading the first few pages, Lori learned that Miriam’s husband also passed away from ALS—and four years to the day earlier than her husband, Eric.
Next month, we’ll dive deeper into the past, present and future of Widow Connection, as well as share the rest of Lori’s story with you.