I just feel like telling you that at our age we have taken on a teen-ager. Our grandson, Stephen, is living with us now. Due to bad circumstances at home and bad company he kept ~ Stephen was on a downward spiral.
Last September we helped him get into a re-hab center. Before he went the Lord saved him. There were times when we almost gave up hope,
but we kept praying. He was back home~ which is not the best place for a child trying to come clean should be. But about two weeks ago he was put out, and called us. His Paw Silas and I decided to give him a chance.
We are amazed at what the Lord has done. He had to work and the Lord
supplied that job about two miles from here. A man at church has a furniture business and he hired Stephen on trial basis. Most of the people that work there are Christians and we feel that is a blessing. His first paycheck was only for two days. We told him about tithing. He put his tithing in and this last week the Lord supplied him with quite a few hours overtime. Plus! This week he put his tithing in again. We told him not to expect money back everytime he paid tithe, but that the Lord would bless him.
He comes home singing a song one of the church boys was singing while at work. Then Yesterday morning the pastor felt led to preach on hell.
When Bro Rusty gets to preaching ~he gets with it. Stephen had never heard anyone preach like that. He remark how much he like the preaching. Last night~ after a blessed time of worship and preaching~
right before we dismissed the pastor wanted us to sing out theme song:
I"M ON THE WINNING SIDE. Stephen came home singing that song and saying "I can make it because I'm on the winning side." What a blessing! Stephen has a story to tell that we will post at a later date.
In the meantime , would you pray for Stephen as he battles with some of his past and ask the Lord to help him grow spiritually?
Wow! I forgot how much a teen-ager eats! It's been a long time since we had our son home. Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom. We don't want to push any of our convictions on him, we want him to get his own.
Just think of him as being you son or grandson and pray daily. Thanks!
We will give you more about Stephen later.