Guest Blogger Joy Stevens Discipleship Counselor

Jul 17, 2007  |     |   General

Here is a praise report from Women’s New Life Recovery Program.

We have three women who are soaring through Intermediate level. It is much more than just accomplishing the work put before them in a timely manner but these three women are truly experiencing the joy of being in and studying God’s Word. The Word has taken root and is producing holiness, righteousness and joy. I could even see future ministry possibility or Bible College for any or all of these three.

A woman expressed to me today as I was walking in that she rededicated her life at the Luis Pulua festival. She has been in and out of here and we have been concerned that she has not been getting the Word of God into her life, hence ”in and out of here.” She said that she is totally committed to the program now and wants extra Bible studies because she feels God really wants her to finish the program.

I would like to write a praise for my partner Laurie who is such a kindred spirit. We are often called into prayer for the women and I sense the heavens tremble. We share tears over women who do not connect with God’s work in their life and tears of joy and happiness over those that do. It’s great to be a part of a two fold chord. (Actually more than that because we have a whole great TEAM of staff women working here in NLP as well.)

One of our graduates, is close to moving out. I asked her, after being here for two years, what was the one best thing she learned. She said it was developing a relationship with God. She believes that she was born again here and that is what changed her life the most. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

I will be in China from this Thursday, July 19th and back in the town August 17th. I would love it if you would pray for me.

Blessings,

Joy