by Caroline Tomlinson, Communications Content Manager
Farris Welsh opened her refrigerator door to find she had no milk for her kids. She checked the pantry, and there wasn’t much there, either.
Not knowing how she was would feed her family dinner, Farris heard a knock on the door, and when she and her young son opened it to find two bags of groceries, she knew God provided for their needs.
Farris has lived anything but a normal life. From one tragedy to the next, she has been stretched, challenged, and refined. And through it all, she still believes God is good and His timing is perfect.
The first life-altering event happened during her time as a student at Cedarville. While Farris and two of her friends were driving to Xenia, Ohio, they were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Her friends died instantly, while Farris remained in a coma for two weeks and was then hospitalized for three-and-a-half months.
Even in the midst of this tragic event, her faith continued to grow. Her mother sat diligently by her side, reading Scripture and praying for a miracle, which happened. Farris defied the doctors’ prognosis of not being able to stand again — let alone, to live a normal life.
But this car accident wasn’t even the most shocking event of her life. She has experienced multiple tragedies throughout her life, but she never complained. And before she retired from an exhilarating career with the federal government, Farris raised two children, served a world leader, and even helped the United States recover from a broken relationship with the King of Thailand.
As Farris will tell you, never doubt God and always do what He asks of you. That’s her motto, and it has served her well.
Listen to Farris share her remarkable story on the Cedarville Stories Podcast