Feature: Compassion moves Kansan to create ministry

| July 2008

Gayle McPherson, of Winfield, Kan., saw a need in her community - and did something about it.

Working as a customer service representative at a local bank, she noticed a disturbing pattern among her clientele: intelligent, capable, frustrated women were in a cycle of dependence on public assistance. In response, she formed a faith-based, nonprofit corporation to help women succeed.

She and Nola Brown founded the corporation, Eagle Nest, as a ministry where women mentor women. It provides a learning environment with computer classes, Bible studies, and programs focusing on job skills, personal growth, parenting and self-esteem building.

McPherson serves as a role model for dealing with adversity. Her own personal struggles have included dealing with cancer at one time, and diabetes now. A mother of three, she credits much of her success to the support she's received from her husband, Larry.

Helpful services

Eagle Nest helps its clientele in a variety of ways. For instance, McPherson believes it's important to dress well when going on job interviews. So, Eagle Nest sells donated clothing items to those who can afford them - but the items are free to those who can't. Free wigs, turbans and prostheses are also in stock for women with cancer.

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