15 Aug On the Couch… with Laura Toole
Today, we chat with someone you’ve most probably seen around Liquid… LAURA TOOLE! Laura is one of our young adults who is changing lives through her incredible organisation Blessing Bags.
So, come hang out on the couch as we get to know Laura!
Tell us something we may not know about you (fun fact).
I don’t really have a fun fact but a lot of people are really shocked when they start to spend lots of time with me, the silly side of me comes out. If you ever popped round to my house spontaneously you would most likely find me dancing and being crazy around the house with my ten year old sister Lily.
How long you’ve been at Liquid?
I have been attending Liquid for about 9 and a half years.
Are you involved? If so, which ministries (both inside and outside liquid) and why?
I love being involved in ministry and really value using the giftings that God has given me to serve people and the bride, the church. I am involved on the worship team at Liquid and then outside of church I am the director of a not for profit called Blessing Bags which aims to provide basic essentials to those in need throughout our community. I am also a coordinating team for the Fusion Sleep in Your Car event.
What are you passionate about / what gets you out of bed every morning?
I am passionate about challenging and educating people on needs within our local and global community. I love working alongside young people to inspire them to understand the power and potential they hold to change someone’s life.
Both my work and volunteer positions allow me to make a difference and one of my daily goals is to make sure that the difference we are making is always positive and sustainable.
Favourite scripture / life verse?
This is a challenging question as I have different scriptures which speak to me in different seasons of life. I would say my life verse that I always come back to is:
‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ – Jeremiah 29:11
But the verse that is most relevant for my season at the moment is:
‘For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control.’ – 2 Timothy 1:7
Be sure to say HI to Laura next time you see her at Liquid and encourage her as she continues to live boldly for our King!