Never Give Up!

 

Never Give Up!

We’ve had an amazing day today! We started our day with Mark 12:29-31

Am I a friend or frenemy?  Do I speak words of life or am I a whisperer that separates close friends? Proverbs 16:28

As a homeroom teacher I have the privilege of greeting your child every school morning. I am enjoying getting to know each student. Homeroom is 10 minutes long and it’s just not enough time for me.  I feel like we just get going and then it’s time to send them off for the day. Many times our topic for the morning is on relationships. How are we watching out for one another? Are we encouraging one another?  Are we looking for the best is each other?  We have gotten many compliments on how kind the students are, especially to each other and how well behaved they are… Nice!

After our morning worship time and devotional we headed to YWAM’s Pregnancy Care Center. We have been going there many times to prayer walk. The Center is next door to an abortion clinic.  Bronwen is one of the volunteer workers and helps work the 24 hour hotline.  We have always just prayed, standing/walking on the sidewalk or on the property of the YWAM Care Center, asking God to intervene. We have prayed:

God please save the moms and the babies

God give YWAM the resources they need to help those in a crisis

God send the volunteers needed to run a 24 hour hotline

God please shut down the abortion clinic

 

Today, every one of those prayers has been answered.  As I talked to Bronwen one last time this past  Friday morning she said, “Ginger, listen to this good news! The Causeway Medical Clinic lost their license, this week. They can no longer open to take in clients and they cannot open another clinic someplace else. They LOST their license”.  It’s over for them. The Clinic had been open for 40 years.  YWAM has been praying for 30. Summit students have been praying for 9 years.  This class got to witness the fruit of all of those prayers.  I was overwhelmed. We all were overwhelmed.

How many times have Summit students and others stood on the Center’s side of a 9 foot fence praying for God to intervene? I believed God could do it but I did not think I would ever get to personally see it happen.

Today we stood in the empty parking lot and sang a worship song that was so fitting.

“THIS IS AMAZING GRACE”

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger

The King of Glory, the King above all kings

 

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder

The King of Glory, the King above all kings

 

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You lay down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You’ve done for me

 

Who brings our chaos back into order

Who makes the orphan a son and daughter

The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice

Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance

The King of Glory, the King above all kings

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grace

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grace

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grace

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy, worthy, worthy

 

 

We went to the 9th Ward to see where much of the devastation of Katrina had happened.  They were working on the bridge over the causeway and one bridge shut down so we had to take a ‘back way’ and ride a ferry we’ve never ridden before.  The traffic jam caused us to miss our afternoon ministry. HOWEVER, God had another plan.  I do love it when students get to see God work like this.

We went to lunch at Chick-filet and the manager there loved our kids and wanted to know who we were and what we were doing.  Long story short, she used to work with YWAM and has also worked with the Fisher project kids like we are going to do tomorrow.  She had also adopted a young man from there and is now a grandmother. She thanked us and told us, those kids need love, they need Jesus. Thank you for coming here. Thank you for serving us. Thank you for going to those kids tomorrow and loving on them. You don’t understand just how much they need it. She was pretty weepy. It confirmed how important tomorrow afternoon is, but it also helped the team realize, this really is important. Important enough to change our schedule today even down to where we would eat lunch so he could let us know.  “You are going to love on my children.” “What you are doing is very important. Do not take it lightly!”

 

I have three students that are willing to share tomorrow.  Please pray for them.  As they sat with me tonight sharing what they felt that had to share, we all four wept! This crowd of children we will be with tomorrow can be intimidating.  Please pray for peace, courage and clear thoughts.

The three testimonies are:  Amber, Bailey & Nickoli

As they each shared they were amazed at what they didn’t know about each other. Isn’t that the case many times?  We think we know all about a person and then they share a part of their life testimony and we are like … whaaaat?  That’s amazing!

Please pray for the boys and girls that will be coming tomorrow afternoon. Pray that we can share the hope we have in Christ, and that the boys and girls will go home tomorrow night understanding that God has a plan for each one of them.  They can trust God with their lives!

Tomorrow morning we will head back to the church. Paint some more concrete and organize the storage room and serve in the food pantry. Then after school lets out we will head to the Fisher kids and play and share God’s word!

Thank you for your prayers …  Be encouraged … We are … And … Never Give Up!

Mrs. G

 

 

Categories: Impact Trips! | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “Never Give Up!

  1. Nan

    You’ve all been gone TOO long and the room is TOO quiet without you! I love you guys and miss you terribly but would not trade this time for you for anything. So proud to get to be part of your lives. Now come back to me! Mrs. Castello

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: