My chair is my ministry

Hello, my name is Sarah Cabral. I can’t even explain how excited I was to be asked to write this blog!

I’ve been doing hair since I was in High School for a little over 16 years. I went to a vocational high school so I got my license when I was 18. I hated school but the only thing that kept me to graduate was wanting to be a hairdresser. I wanted to be a hairdresser since I was five years old. No one in my family was a hairdresser. I have no idea where the idea came from except that God knows those who are His and I believe that He gave me that desire.

When I first got out of school I was already headed in a downward spiral. I had a ton of anxiety, I was using drugs, I was unstable, I had no self worth, my life had no meaning. I worked at a bunch of different salons but I would always end up quitting for different reasons. I never felt good enough and I hated talking to the clients!

When I was 19 almost 20 I heard the Gospel for the first time and excepted Jesus immediately! I was so ready to have my sins forgiven and my life to be changed forever!

Everything about me changed. No longer did I need to be high to be happy. No longer did I need a boyfriend to feel loved. I am loved perfectly by my Heavenly Father! I love people with the love of God! I’ve gone through a lot in my past so I can relate to so many people that God puts in my chair. I actually love talking to my clients now lol!

I’ve owned my own successful business for eight years, as a booth renter. Everything I have is because of God.

Now that I am a Christian doesn’t mean my life is without trials and tribulations .The Lord blessed me with a wonderful godly husband, but five months after we got married he had a hernia erupt and he went septic and was on deaths door. I was 23 years old at the time. He was in a comma in the icu for six weeks. I was called back to the hospital because my husband “wasn’t going to make it through the night “. Long story short he is literally a miracle. He should be dead but God saved him. He still has a few health issues and is legally disabled but he is alive and still serving God.

Then a few years later I was diagnosed with M.S. I’ve had different symptoms and treatments over the years but by the grace of God I still am able to do what I love. There are days when I work in pain or am exhausted but God always gives me the strength to stand 10 hour days. Sometimes without eating or going to the bathroom lol. You guys know how it is! Through all of this I cannot tell you the countless people that have sat in my chair, the wonderful friends that I’ve made, the broken, the sick , so many people that I have been blessed to share Gods love with and where my hope and strength comes from every day. I’ve been able to minister to people in their homes who are on hospice. All because of the wonderful gift of doing hair. So many stories I probably don’t even remember. I pray for all of my clients and I truly love them and am so thankful to be in such an amazing industry where I can make such intimate relationships and get to do something that I’m truly passionate about! What a Blessing! I am truly Blessed Behind the Chair!

– Sarah Cabral


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