Caring about StephanieRich Stigall
Trace Thurlby, Live from KC
More than two and half months after the earthquake, God brought us Stephanie. Stephanie is 14. She’s a new mom, and she was in the care of UNICEF. We don’t know much more, except that she’s struggling. She’s angry, frustrated, and closed. I can only imagine what she’s thinking. How many people have betrayed this child? How does she know that she can trust the GO Project family?
While our lives are worlds apart, I see some of myself in Stephanie. At times, I hold onto hurt instead of turning to God. Justifying my frustration, I can resist the One who heals. Maybe, you’ve been there too.
I’m grateful for Moise and Gladys who are gently reaching out to Stephanie in love. Please pray for her. Pray that God will renew and restore. Pray that God will protect her from spiritual attack. A precious life, and maybe two depending on what happens to her child, hang in the balance.
We’re convinced there are more Stephanies in Haiti. Children who were “absorbed” into makeshift tent communities will continue to come out of the woodwork. Pray that God will give us the opportunity to provide safety for chaos; certainty for confusion. That’s who He is. This is what He’s called us to, and there is so much more to do. Thank you for walking this road with us. Thank you for caring about Stephanie.