The Journey – Day 4
I re-started my journey with Eve on Tuesday. I sent her a message on Facebook and told her I missed her. After a few messages back and forth, she arranged with her mom to stop by and see me after school. She’s a junior in high school and we live in the same neighborhood.
I will love this girl this week. I will love this girl this forever.
She is precious to God, she is broken, she is hurting.
Life is a little better since her alcoholic step-dad moved out, but now her mom is on her own, raising 3 kids and working at iHop.
She has been attending some sort of Native American tent meetings with her Aunt, and this scares me. It scares me a lot.
She needs to know that God loves her, that we love her, that she should be in church, not tent meetings. She should not be with people who are praying to “spirits”. It’s dangerous.
We had a nice visit, we talked about the meetings with her Aunt and why they scare me. She told me she was coming to our church’s weekly bible study the next night, on Wednesday. She didn’t make it.
But I will not wander this week. I will love her, I will be there for her, I will encourage her. I want her to learn that being a Christian is more than going to church on Sunday.
I need to find a way to reach out to her mom…
Please pray for Eve today. Pray that she will come to church on Sunday, that she will continue to spend time with her Aunt, but NOT at a tent meeting. Pray for her family situation, that her mom will be able to provide for the family. Pray that she will feel God’s love and that it will help to mend her brokeness.