Stumbling Towards Grace in Running the Race

In 2016, a young girl who was 15 years old was in big trouble and had to do forty hours of community service. She worked with us for three weeks.

As I was instructing her on the tasks, I had an opportunity to talk about her life and where she wanted to be in a few years. Initially, she wasn’t interested in having conversations, but after a few days, she opened up. We talked about mistakes and what her future could look like.

On her last day, her father came to pick her up. He thanked us for letting her serve her hours with us.

“I think she learned her lesson”, I said.

In 2021, she came in and thanked me – she was now in college.

“I’m so glad I came to the Harvest House and I turned my life around”, she said as she gave me a big hug.

I will always remember her.


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