Our Mission Statement: We serve to empower widows to “lean into life”, build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world. “Rising Up, through Grace and Boldly Embracing New Beginnings”. We strive to assist widows with community efforts to Live Strong.
MEET THE LEADERS:
Carlisa Jacobs, Chapter Leader
Even though Carlisa had enormous support from her family and friends, for which she is so grateful and blessed, not having widow experience themselves left them unprepared as to how to help and left her not knowing how to ask for help.
It was within a few weeks of her husband’s sudden passing of a fatal heart attack on September 5, 2012, they were married 21 years, the seeds were planted as she watched the need for a widow specific support group grow as friends and family members lost their spouses leaving them with no clear path to understanding on how to manage their loss.
Betty Tubbs, Co-Leader
Betty Tubbs lost her husband, soulmate, prayer partner after a struggle with cancer in November 19, 2015. They were married for 27 years. The most recent seed was planted on January 12, 2016 when she called to share with Carlisa that her husband had died. It was during this conversation that Betty shared with her a Facebook post from MWC called “A Widow’s Cry” sent to her from a dear friend, Karen Probst a widow also.
After struggling with God’s push to reach out to other widows, Carlisa had the confirmation that she was destined to help other widowsin the Oklahoma City area that struggle with their loss. There was no perfect match to co-lead with Carlisa, than Betty herself.
We feel MWC is the perfect platform of empowerment for women seeking healing in the core of their spirit, seeking a new normal life balance and seeking someone who can truly relate and understand the struggles of a surviving widow. What she thought was years of being lost in the wilderness, she now realizes that God was preparing her for a new calling. That is being able to mentor other widows on a journey that will define a new chapter in their lives.