She came to us in January, 2020 thru a Christian women’s group in our hometown. She had been addicted to drugs for years, had two children which the court had taken away and were adopted by a wonderful Christian couple. This couple kept in touch with her over the years and sent her regular updates and pictures of her/their children. She was eight months pregnant, had just come clean and had nowhere to live.
Her past life:
Her mom was an alcoholic and her dad and stepdad had been in and out of drug and alcohol rehab facilities for most of their adult lives. She had other siblings but most of them had different fathers. She was only close to one sister. She never knew what a real family was like. She lived with us for about four months.
Living with us:
In the first month of living with us, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. A smaller local church had brought her to their church when she was younger. They provided a spiritual foundation for her but she had yet to invite Jesus into her heart. Living with us was during the COVID pandemic so our church wasn’t meeting but was live-streaming our services online. As we were watching our Good Friday service, she gave her heart and whole life to Jesus. And, boy, did she ever surrender everything to Him.
Her present life:
Since then, she has been on fire for God. One of the ladies at this Christians women’s group has her own cleaning service. Rachel Sue has become her most valued employee.
She goes to our church and brings her daughter and her niece every Sunday. She is actively involved in the church and exudes the love of Jesus wherever she goes. It is such a blessing to be around her. We call her our “adopted” daughter. She is raising her daughter to call us Grandma and Grandpa.
God’s miracle working power:
As a result of her being clean and sober for over three years and being a strong believer, the adoptive parents of her two other children have allowed her to be back in their lives. The reunion just happened. To say it was glorious would be an understatement. Kudos to the adoptive parents for bringing this about. This is what could happen when you let God do the hard work of transforming you into the person He created you to be.
Her earlier church had planted a seed, we had watered it and God had given the increase…1st Corinthians 3:6-9.
We are so blessed to have been and continue to be a part of her life. To hear and see her praise the Lord brings joy to our hearts. I hope this brings encouragement and strength to people who are going thru situations similar to this. Keep being faithful to what God has called you to do and you too will experience God’s miracle working power.
In His Wonderful Name,