I Want to Come Back

Monique is a Caribbean teen I’ve been mentoring via Global Media Outreach. She began writing ten months ago, several times a week.  She’s intelligent, writes well and asks profound questions, which led me to believe she was an older teen.

One day I asked what her plans were after graduation–fully expecting she was university-bound.  She avoided my question for some time.  One day she wrote, “I’m embarrassed to tell you my age.  I’m 13.”

Incredible!  She continued to grow in her faith, renouncing a cult she was involved in and began doing our online study in the Gospel of Mark.  Then five months ago she wrote to say, “I’ve lost my faith in God. Why was God so harsh in the Old Testament? I just can’t believe it.  I’m now an atheist.”

That was it.  She ignored my explanations and stopped writing.  I was concerned and prayed for her daily. Every three weeks or so I’d send a short, friendly note. No response.  Then last month I was overjoyed to see her name in my inbox!  A letter!

“I’m sorry for not writing. Once I started calling myself an atheist I began living as an atheist and my grades dropped. To be honest, I didn’t care about anything. It’s common in my country for kids to use bad words. So I was one of them. But I began having fears and every night I’d get scared and I’d always run back to Jesus. So that is what made me catch back my Christian beliefs.

“Being an atheist made me change a lot. This was my cycle for the past few months: I would act as if I didn’t know God during the day and at the night I’d pray asking God to protect me and to forgive me, even if I didn’t mean it. When I was younger I was a goodie girl. I’d feel badly if I disobeyed my parents or hurt someone. But as an atheist I became the opposite.  I’m tired of living that life. I want to come back to Jesus.”

That was three weeks ago and I’m praising God for the sweet letters of faith she’s again writing. She’s now back to where she left off in the study of Mark. She’s happy and learning to thank God for what she went through. Her big concern now is that her family does not yet know the Lord. Her current purpose in life is to love them and be an example of Christ living before them.

Please join me in prayer for precious Monique. It’s not easy being 14 and the only follower of Jesus in the home and among friends.

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[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

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to I Want to Come Back

  1. Liana says:

    Such a precious child of God. May the Lord use her mightily for the glory of His Name.

  2. Frank King says:

    Interesting. Monique talks about the lack of peace she encountered when she abandoned the Prince of Peace. The difference between her experience with Christ and with calling herself an atheist was, as they say, night and day. Thank God she made it back.

  3. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen-Amein Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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