Tuesday, July 22, 2008

All Those Songs Make Sense Now

Hey Everybody,

First, thanks very much to those of you who prayed for the teen mentioned here. I want to update you on what happened. Her dad did not come to see her baptized, but her mom and sisters were there, along with her church family, who, btw, are the most loving, supportive group of folks anywhere around!

I was so thankful to be with her in the baptismal area as she was getting ready. She said several things that I will never forget. (Don't you love to be in the company of a new believer? It is like a cool drink of water on a hot summer day!) I think everyone had cried throughout our worship Sunday morning. We had a unique experience led by our worship team. And this teen said to me, "I was crying during worship time. All those songs make sense now." What a thrill!

As she was donning the baptismal robe, she remarked, "I'm so glad I'm getting baptized in this church. It's my second home." She then hesitated thoughtfully. "No, it's my first home. This is where my family is."

We've come a long way in the past five years in our church. It's all for the glory of God. He is the one who is embracing our children's hearts with His love. I pray that it will always be a haven for kids who cannot find a safe place, a loving place, anywhere else. I pray it will be home to them.

1 comment:

Chatty Kelly said...

I'm so glad she has you in her life. How I wish I had a mentor as a young girl in an empty home. You are making a difference! what a joy!

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