Mar 8, 2016

She became a 'newer version of me'

At SYM, we pray for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of our street-dependent clients. Two days before Thanksgiving, we saw an answer for one of them. A volunteer from one of our sponsoring churches cooked us a wonderful turkey dinner, and other volunteers served it at our Tuesday Bible Study. Afterward, a young client we’ll call Ashley walked up to the missionaries and apologized for some rowdy behavior by first‐time clients. “I'm sorry how they challenged you,” she said. “I feel bad because I used to be the person who tested and challenged you like that. The new me — or the newer version of me I'm becoming — doesn't do that. I suck up for what you say and do. I look forward to Bible study." It was mind‐blowing to see how God was working in her heart. Her story of becoming free from bad habits step by step has been encouraging. She also told us she had begun to pray regularly. Only the Holy Spirit could have done that. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!” — 2 Cor. 5:17. We're so grateful!

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