by: Erin Keller
“I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ.” Those are the words Prim likes to use when she meets someone new. “When you say that to somebody, they know immediately where you stand.”
Prim remembers her grandmother spending time in her Bible every day, but she was raised a Catholic. Prim trained horses and their riders. Many of them became world champions, and Prim moved in the circles of the rich and powerful. After her husband Andy died, Prim married a man who turned out to be abusive, and it was during that time that she started seeking the truth. The seeds planted by her grandmother and the preacher took root and Prim started to read the Bible. As she looks back, she can see God’s provision and direction all over her life. She went to Celebrate Recovery to learn how to help people caught in addiction, but God used CR to heal Prim. She spent 15 years running a therapeutic riding center that focused on inner city kids and on women caught up in prostitution and addiction. When God told her it was time to sell the ranch, she was reluctant, but again He opened and closed doors in such a way that it was clear it was His calling.
Now Prim’s calling is to teach two-year-olds in Community Church’s Mothers’ Day Out program, and she loves it! She feels that God has told her just to plant the seeds of God’s love so that when hard times come, those two-year-olds can remember Prim and her love for the Word, just as she remembers her grandmother.
Prim says, “When God closes a door, let Him close it because He has other great doors to open up. We all have choices. We can be like the Israelites and spend 40 years to learn the lesson, or we can surrender and get to the Promised Land in two days. God is here. He wants the best for us. We are the ones making the choices not to believe. What is key to remember is that God never gives up on His people. He loves us unconditionally, and the scars that we get through our trials are there so that we can learn how faithful He is. I serve a God who is unbelievable. We just have to count our blessings and look for our miracles, because there are plenty.”