Your story can be an essential and powerful part of your mission on earth.
Debby Efurd’s fondest memories as a child were spent with her grandmother for story time. Fairy tales, fables, stories from her youth . . . they swept Debby away to another world. As one story ended, Debby would beg for more.
When she was older, Debby fell in love with Bible stories and was eager to hear stories in Sunday school about Joseph or David or Moses. Then one day she heard the Greatest Story Ever Told and met and fell in love with the Main Character – Jesus Christ. That made all the difference.
Somewhere along Debby’s life journey, though, Debby forgot who was in charge. That’s when life turned upside down. Decades later, after many trials and triumphs, she turned control back to the One who provides hope and transformation.
Yes, stories can inspire, motivate, spur you to action . . . like an arrow right at your heart. Go Tell It! provides compelling stories of hope and transformation of lives who have each made a “180” by finding and sharing their voices. Whether your personal story revolves around one moment, one ministry, or a multitude of life events, the key is to point to the One who makes your transformation possible. All it takes is a willing heart and the courage to be honest . . . one story at a time.
After a diverse career in the Dallas-area public and private sectors, Debby Efurd found her true calling in ministry in 2011 by offering recovery Bible studies to the post-abortive community. Until 2013, she served as director of post-abortion support for Involved for Life (Downtown Pregnancy Center, Uptown Women’s Center and Sonograms on Site) in Dallas, Texas.
Today, Debby is co-founder and president of the collective ministries of Initiative 180 and its program of abortion recovery, Peace After the Storm. Established in 2014, these ministries reach out to the largest demographic in our culture—the post-abortive community—to provide counseling and support to those suffering the emotional pain of abortion. Initiative 180 and Peace After the Storm also assist churches and communities in the development of abortion-recovery programs. A highly sought-after speaker, Debby educates others through appearances at colleges, seminaries, churches and professional organizations. She is active with various pro-life organizations and Operation Outcry.
Debby graduated cum laude from Dallas Baptist University with a B. A. in Counseling. She has written numerous articles published in LifeNews, the Christian Post and the Baptist Standard, and is the author of Go Tell It! (Clovercroft—September 2015). She shares much of her life at her blog, “The Second Mile,” at debbyefurd.com.
Debby and her husband live in Duncanville, Texas, and have three married children and six grandchildren. Debby attends First Baptist Church of Dallas and is active in the Sanctuary Choir and Women’s Ministry.