This weekend, our main ministry was helping this church do a room re-design for a 14-year-old girl who is living with a foster family and waiting on the adoption process to be finalized. She has never had a stable place to call home, let alone a nice room of her own. She is learning from her neighbors and her foster family that she is worthy of love and unconditional love does exist. She is beginning to experience the love of a family and also how the family of God loves as well. Part of Jeremiah 31:3 says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" and this is exactly what we are praying this young girl will realize - that God draws her to Himself and loves her - forever.
I was humbled and blessed by this ministry opportunity. Watching these two ministry families in action challenged me to be more aware of the needs around me and to jump into authentic ministry even though it might be messy and I might get hurt because people are worth it and I am called to to be in relationship with Christ AND with others no matter what the cost.
This gives you a tiny glimpse of the work we did this weekend.
If you are reading this post, would you please take a minute to lift this young girl up in prayer and also this church plant? God knows who you're praying for.