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mentoring adults, youth and the homeless

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Trials In My Life

Well I hope you are ready to hear about all the trials that took place in my life.
I call them trials because, you never know the verdict till you go to trial and for some time after you come out of a trial setting.

When you are placed in the presence of a trial, you are either innocent or guilty of the charges being presented. But, what if you are a victim in the trial setting.

What if you are on the jury, family or a friend or an innocent bystander, or a witness?

What have you experienced through all this uncertainty? My feeling is you are guilty till proven innocent.

I know firsthand if you would have made good choices you wouldn’t be questioning the situation at hand but, being we are human beings living in this sinful world.

We are among-st worldly people.

We could be committing sin and not even think much about it till you walk away or something bad happens from it.

  • Do you have all the facts?
  • Do you have circumstantial evidence?  Is it hearsay?
  • Do you keep your thoughts in your head for a bit, pray about it, then speak up?
  • Do you gossip?
  • Do you put yourself in vulnerable situations?
  • Does everyone have all the facts.

There are people who watch, listen and hear what they are being told but, we honestly may not even know if it’s true or not, till your world is rocked beyond all means by what the jury convicts you of.

Trouble and Anguish 

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
Psalm 119 NIV

http://bible.com/111/psa.119.143.NIV

Guidance

Who needs good guidance?  We all do! We may need to be re-guided from time to time.  The right guidance should start when we are infants.  But, when the parents are not able to do the right kind of guiding, other generations are taking hold of the opportunity.  As we guide these children we must allow them to be what God wants them to be.

There have been many times that I have been used and abused and yet I look back and think that had to take place in order  for me to be where I am now, which is to help others from being in those type of relationships.

My Prior Business

At my business I never had any age restrictions because after all why restrict them from expressing themselves.  We are in their lives to give them an opportunity and to encourage them.

Educational Life Skills

The educational life skills are designed to help children strengthen their chances of a bright future.  Mentoring children will give them the confidence and self-sufficiency for an independent life.  I want to see these children to understand what God can do for them through us.

Through prayer I will ask God to direct me on how to orchestrate and guide you or them the right direction.  I hope you will be there for Gods precious and vulnerable children in a positive and an encouraging way.

God has provided me the key ingredient to teach the children with.

To be it, you must seek it!

I’m Going To Finish What I Started

I have struggled with finishing my book for a couple of years now.  I have to finish it to get it published.  But, I struggle with direction..should I do one book or a series?  I know when they read the first book, they will want to know and learn more!  You know things like where I came from, what I went through to how God is using me and giving me my purpose.

Its funny how we have to write a book about our journey.  After all, we once were lost but, since have been found, thanks to Jesus!

I have moved from Why Me!

Last Night Was Exhilarating

There were so many new faces, even adults from the
community are coming out.  The light is getting brighter and brighter each week.  So many new volunteers are taking a hold with assisting, taking ownership and leadership.Placeholder Image

Where did the time go?

From introductions, to coloring, to playing games, to talking, to singing to feeding to encouraging and it’s over already.  Well it’s only over for this particular night of the particular week but, with much anticipation for another night with these at-risk children.

Life skills

A local teenager from the community, is giving back already.  He has taken the lead with BBQing the meal among-st all the other things he is doing.  He comes ready to serve and is trying to keep his smiles at bay,  but, these smiles sneak in when you compliment him.  He enjoys listening to our conversations, to see what excites us, you know; things like how fun it used to be when we ride in the back of a truck.

I can honestly say, it is impossible to sleep after a night full of joy.  Lord, help us get rest in between these nights and our work schedules.  Thank you Jesus for all that you do in all of our lives!

Departure

Upon departure a new girl and her sister asked if we were going to be back again.  I said, every Wednesday, she said, okay, but, are you going to be back?  I said YES of course!  Why would she ask a question like that?  If you don’t know it is because they want ‘hope’ in their lives and maybe people have promised things yet never followed through or maybe because, people have not taken a genuine interest in their lives.  After all, we are to build others up not tear them down. At the beginning she spoke about her interest in singing and how she struggled with it because of her shyness, because, I spoke to her with words of encouragement and for her to start where she felt comfortable (at the table) and guess what by the end of the night she stood and sang.

Redemption

Ephesians 1:7-8
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

What Does Praying For You Look Like?

PrayerSince the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you!

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Amen!