Strength of Heart, an outreach of Through the Roof Ministries, is a multifaceted ministry facilitated by Tim and Shanda Gobeli.
Strength of Heart began in 2004 as Shanda’s speaking ministry and has grown and flourished. It has become an international outreach touching hearts and lives in six countries including Ghana, Russia, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and the United States.
Over the past decade, Shanda has revealed her passionate pursuit to glorify God in many different ways through Strength of Heart. Shanda began sharing her testimony of Jesus Christ’s undeniable impact in her life in churches, conferences, and other unconventional venues such as Haitian hospitals, Honduran villages, and the US community homeless shelters, pregnancy centers, and schools. She inspires her listeners with dauntless faith and desperate dependence on God. Her unique combination of humor, vulnerability, and powerful truths from God’s word offers an unforgettable experience of inspiration, challenge, and hope. The message of God’s strength in weakness is unmistakable.
The ministry also offers several inspirational and encouraging publications. Through the Roof Press has published four of Shanda’s books entitled: A Stranger Called Mercy, a collection of her original poetry; When a Soul Breathes, a devotional;
| Heart Force, a Bible Study on suffering and spiritual warfare;
and Confessions of an Off-balanced Prayer Warrior, a personal look at prayer. Strength of Heart books are available for purchase by contacting Through the Roof Ministries and on our website.
Since their wedding in 2010, Tim and Shanda share God’s love together around the world and in their community. They delight in helping other couples find meaning and hope in the true purpose of marriage – to reflect Christ’s passionate and sacrificial love for His bride, the Church. Shanda also meets with women one-on-one and in small groups for Scripture counseling, study, and prayer.
Another exciting outreach of Strength of Heart includes teaching others how to walk in victory through spiritual warfare. Those who struggle with relationships, health issues, and other difficult circumstances are trained for battle and to stand against the schemes and attacks of the evil one. Shanda and Tim offer spiritual warfare workshops and facilitate a prayer ministry called Breaking Free, which instructs and encourages individuals, couples, and families in the principles of spiritual warfare through prayer.
Strength of Heart always promotes a high level of disability awareness. God has used Shanda’s Cerebral Palsy in amazing ways as she ministers to others. Her strength, desire, and ability to live beyond her physical limitations are gifts from the Lord. People often will say, “If Shanda can do it, I can too!” For with God all things are possible!
Tim and Shanda Gobeli