Introducing my heroes {a God-sized Dreams post}

They choose life.

ylvs babyWe choose them. YoungLives offers unconditional love to teenage parents.

ylvs picBy coming alongside and accepting them wherever they are in their parenting journey, seeds of hope are planted.

ylvs snowtubingYoungLives provides a Christian mentor for each mama in the program.  A been-there-done-that type of friend.  One that listens without passing judgment.  A friend that loves at all times.

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YoungLives is about fun too! After all, these precious girls aren’t just moms.  They’re teenagers too!

ylvs xmasI could tell you story after story of how God has reached down and touched hearts through this ministry in the last few years but I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

spring 11 054Lives changed.  Generations impacted.

All for Christ.

That’s what YoungLives is all about.

I have had the distinct privilege of serving with my local YoungLives ministry since 2009.  Because of the way Jesus found me, this ministry resonates deep in my heart.  These young women tend to be judged, cast aside and treated poorly in society.  They desperately need Christian women to come into their lives and see their potential, see who Jesus sees; rather than their past.  And, oh if you only knew the things most of these young ladies have been through.  If you have a few extra hours a month, I strongly encourage you to get involved in a teen mom ministry, like YoungLives.  You will NOT regret it!

If you have any questions about teen mom ministry or starting one in your area, please contact me at kmelissasmallwood@gmail.com or leave a comment.

What do you invest your time in that makes your heart smile?

this post is part of my God-sized dream journey with Holley GerthThis week’s assignment: Share about your favorite nonprofit organization. They are all God-sized dreams in action. How have they inspired you?

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  1. THE BLESSING OF BEING A MENTOR God will richly bless those who follow Jesus’ commands. Christ has promised to be with you in a special way. Your life will take on real joy as you see God use you to rescue a teen mom/dad from Satan’s clutches by the transforming power of Christ. As you reach this young couple for Christ, remember that you are not only influencing this generation, but the next. Many other lives will be affected through theirs and the ministry of Christ’s Church. When Jesus comes to receive us to himself, may we hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master” (Matt 25:21).
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