Jae is twenty years old and has three children ages 4, 3, and one month old. At a recent group meeting where we were sharing the Christmas story, she told us that she had never heard the story before and did not know who Mary and Joseph were. What an opportunity God has opened up for us to share the story of God’s love with this young mom. I met with Jae a few days later and gave her a Bible story book that depicted the birth of Jesus. She read it to her boys that very night. She shared her story and told me that her current boyfriend was in jail and would Ray consider visiting him. She also wanted to talk to Ray about baptizing her baby.
A week or so later, Ray and I met with Jae together. We discovered then that although she was interested in talking with us her openness to things of God were not what we had first thought. My initial reaction was to be very discouraged but then realized that this was all part of the process. As we continue to show Jae God’s amazing love we are confident that she will respond in God’s time, not ours.
Thank you for praying and please continue to pray as we continue to share God’s story and intertwine it with her story. Pray that she will soon respond to the gentle tug.
–Ruth Lightcap, Teen Parents Staff