Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Five Minute Friday: She

Its late for "Friday" posting... but I just had to do this!
We met the summer of 2011. She was in the internship at our church and watched our sons several times to earn money for a missions trip to India. She and I had many heartfelt talks when I would take her home. We grew closer and I prayed for her often. In August God put it on my heart to pray for her like a daughter. So I did.
It was only a few more months before she came to live with us. She traveled with us, celebrated holidays with us, became a very treasured member of our family.
God did a mighty work in her. Beyond what we could ever have planned or imagined. She had a room in our finished basement that she made her own and she watched our boys to offset her living expenses.

She chose to get baptized, graduated the internship and found a job at a local preschool. She experienced more and more of Jesus, His provision for her, His grace, and His blessings. She moved out on her own in June of 2013. We praise God for who she was, who she is and who she is becoming.

I have learned to never underestimate the power of obeying God. He asked us to have her live with us and He did so much. If God puts someone on your heart to invest in and pray for. Please do it. You'll not regret it!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow how wonderful! Thanks for sharing this, about how God can really do amazing work if we listen to His leading!

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