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About Our Ministry
Rainbow Faith is a Christian Grief Ministry. Our mission is to encourage and uplift those traveling
the painful journey through grief, with words of inspiration, faith and hope through our heartfelt
grief poems and stories.
After the last casserole dish has gone home and friends and family have gone their own way, the
bereaved still have the difficult task of trying to piece their lives back together, find some sense of
direction in their life, and fill the void losing their loved one has created. The reality of their grief
has only just begun.
Ferna Lary Mills
After losing both of her parents within a ten-month span, Ferna relied heavily on her deep faith in
God for the strength to make it through her own personal grief. Much of her time was spent in
writing down her most heartfelt thoughts and feelings in poems, essays and journaling, which she
decided to share here at this website and in her book, "The Rainbow, Words of Inspiration, Faith
Ferna resides in South Carolina where she manages this online Grief Ministry. Her strong faith
shows in every aspect of her life as she strives to continue to be a source of encouragement to
others for Christ.
This website began with a simple poem, Letter From Heaven, that she wrote as a tribute to her
mother after she went home to be with the Lord in 1999. After writing that poem, she decided to
create a single web page to share the poem with her brother. He shared that web page with a
dear friend of his who had just lost her father and her response was so heartwarming, Ferna
decided to share it with others who may be going through that same loss.
She says, "I was encouraged to share many of my other poems and stories that I had written after
my parent's deaths, and thus Rainbow Faith began it's growth. I've since referred to this website
many times over as "God's Snowball" for it just continues to grow, not by my work, but by His."
She named this website "Rainbow Faith" because the Rainbow is a symbol of one of God's many
promises and Faith is simply that courage to trust in all of His promises. This is best described in
her poem, "The Rainbow".
"I thank God daily for the many blessings I've received as a result of the website, and for the
many friends I've met along the way. He has never left my side, through all of the sorrow and the
pain, and I pray all of the Glory from this website truly goes to Him. For without the Lord's grace,
strength, and wonderful peace, this place would not exist." ~ Ferna
Betty Sue Eaton
As our Rainbow Faith Associate, Betty is a woman of amazing grace and diversity. Her stories on
Life After Loss come from a wide range of grief experiences: Her daughter died as a result of a
car-pedestrian accident at age 11; her son died from renal cancer, her grandson died from
injuries he received in a motorcycle accident. Yet, through all of her losses, Betty has clung
tightly to her faith and the amazing grace that God has bestowed on her.
She is the author of "Bittersweet Autumn", and "Listening to the Garden Grow", a spiritual book
about finding God in the garden. Prior to moving to her new home in Boerne, TX, she
co-sponsored a grief recovery counseling group in St. George, Utah.
From the cover of her book, "Listening to the Garden Grow", Jack Canfield, author of Chicken
Soup for the Soul said it best:
"Betty Sue Eaton uncovers the silver lining behind every cloud ~
the pot of gold beneath each rainbow."
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|Love one another
Comfort one another
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Encourage one another
Pray for one another
is the heart
of our business
|Love one another ~ John 15:12
Pray for one another ~ James 5:15
Encourage one another ~ Hebrews 3:13
Comfort one another ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:18