God´s word will prosper

11:55 AM   //   by Emily Garrett Peña   //   Blog, The Other Way  //  No Comments

On her last day with us, we gathered around to pray for “Maria” and her baby. She has been part of our weekly discipleship program in a government home for adolescent mothers for the past six months. Like most of the girls there, she loves her son and wants a better life for him. Maria is happy to be going out from the program, but we all know she needs further help if she is going to beat her drug addiction. Her baby was born with some health problems due to her substance abuse, but is doing well now.

Most of these teen moms have no “support network” of family, church, or community to help them carry their babies full-term and then raise their children to healthy adulthood. Many of the fathers are involved in drugs and crime, and few of them want to try to have a functional family with the girls; they don’t even know what that is like. Since the girls are minors, the government takes them in during this critical time.

Here in “Seeds of Hope” (Semillas de Esperanza) we’ve been sowing in Maria’s life. This week as we prayed and hugged her goodbye, we release those seeds of the gospel into God’s hands. He is good and He is all-powerful. We are confident that He will continue watering those seeds in her life and in her little son, according to His wonderful plans for them.

“So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11 (AMP)

Pray for The Other Way

06:35 PM   //   by Joe McWilliams   //   The Other Way  //  No Comments

Yesterday thieves broke into The Other Way and stole everything including gas pipes from the walls, books, toys, chairs, tables, kitchen supplies, bookshelves, clothing, school supplies. Windows and security bars were broken as they entered the building. One of the secuirty bars was even stolen.

We are so thankful for God’s protection and provision through this but please continue to pray for the security of the building. The keys to The Jungle and The Other Way were stolen and we are working to change the locks on both as quickly as possible.