Valerie and her husband, David Cooper, live in Tyler, TX. They have been married in their blended family for over 20 years and it has been a joy to them to watch their 7 children grow up to be wonderful adults. Their family is comprised of “His, Hers & Ours”. And, these days, God has blessed them with sons-in-law and cherished grandchildren, too.
Valerie believes Isaiah 61 is the calling God has upon her life and she has spent many years ministering to women who have needed an advocate to lead them out of darkness and pain into the healing and glorious light of Jesus Christ. She knows that God is the one who binds up the brokenhearted, gives beauty for ashes, a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness, covers with the robe of righteousness and THE ONE who sets captives free.
Jeremiah 33:3 has been a favorite lifetime verse for her: “Call to me and I will answer you and teach you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Inside this verse, she shares that there is an invitation, a promise, an encounter, and a miracle. It is the same with the Gospel. God gives us all an invitation, Jesus is the promise, His presence is the encounter, eternal life-change is the miracle.
Whether a resident of this house or a friend in the community, Valerie is available for a dose of love and grace for anyone who needs encouragement or prayer.