It is so encouraging to watch God take our biggest pain and struggle and somehow use those same things to spread His love and hope to others. For Jo-El Tapia, her battle with depression and anxiety cast a dark shadow over her entire life, including her love of writing and performing music. She took a step to help serve in the midst of that battle and found joy and purpose in helping others. That first step led to her current position of teaching music to Veteran’s. There, she can lean into her own experience and combine it with her love of music and teaching to make a difference in the lives of others, some of whom are facing those same demons of mental health issues. It is so amazing that God uses our places of pain as a launchpad to change other people’s lives.