Tearfully, Amy Beth Gardner Shares Her Kids Were Forced to Eat Halloween Candy Wrappers


Amy Beth’s story is a sobering reminder of the way God uses our suffering to perfect His power in our weakness, so that we may fulfill our whole purpose. What Satan intended for evil—that her daughters be damaged forever by a Halloween-candy horror story—God turned around to use for good, by utilizing the same thing that traumatized them to redeem them.

I pray we all carry this sound bite of Amy Beth’s wisdom with us today: “Your most valuable gift is connected to deeply rooted pain in your life.”

How will you use your pain to make His glory known to a hurting world? Cheers to this brave little girl for showing us exactly how it’s done.

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” ~Romans 8:18

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Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.