She wore no makeup, yet this 19-year-old college student from the big city was a striking beauty. Elaina was a tourist who stopped by our Bible table at the beach and liked what we were doing.
We talked at length and I could see she was a student of the Bible and mature in her faith. Her desire was to serve God with her life. She said she was active on Facebook and Twitter and used both as venues to share the good news about Jesus. This gave me an idea.
I told her about a 15-year-old girl I’ve been mentoring. Grace lives on the East Coast and recently moved to a new high school where she is having difficulty making new friends. She tells me she’s sad, she cries a lot and her parents don’t understand her. She’s also active on Twitter.
“Grace loves the Lord, but she needs a ‘big sister’ to reach out to her. Elaina, would you like to be a big sister to Grace?”
“Yes, I would!”
That evening I wrote Grace and told her about Elaina. They connected on Twitter and became fast friends! Last night Grace sent me a happy email: “I started a Bible study with Elaina! We are studying Romans. This is really encouraging me to read the Bible more.”
I’m thankful to Elaina for reaching out to a little sister in the Lord—clear across the continent! “Thank You, God, for orchestrating our meeting with precious Elaina.”
- For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
- I LOVE THE LORD – By Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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