- July 23, 2012
In May, the Aglow team shared about their earthly mothers and about a mother they admired in the Bible. Then, they asked the girls to share about their mothers. In an environment of trust and acceptance, the girls opened up about their lives. The staff also joined and through their sharing, demonstrated to the girls that not only were they there to care for the girls; they care about them as well. After the sharing time, the girl's allowed the Aglow team to pray for them. One of the girls, who had just arrived the night before did not want to share at the beginning of the meeting, much less tell anyone her name. By the end, she was hugging and thanking the Aglow team for coming. At the conclusion of the meeting all felt a sense of renewed hope and restored peace.
Here are a few testimonies from some of the young women:
I just want to say thank you for coming here and sharing things and stories with us. It really helps me a lot because I have been through a lot in my life. Your stories give me faith and help me to believe more in myself; that I can really be something in this world. Thanks a lot.
Today I saw God…
People say you can see God’s work through people, but I never have or never paid attention before…
Every day I wake up and ask myself why am I alive? Your speaker has shown me that there is something in life for me today. I was told that this is another fresh, clean day to start on! Seeing God’s work opened my eyes and I thank God. I hope you know how much change your speaker is doing in the world for young teens by sharing her story.
In their work, the Aglow Boonsboro, Maryland Neighborhood Lighthouse is carrying out the new Aglow vision with excellence, which is...
To carry the truth of the Kingdom that:
- Restores people to a radiant place of relationship with God and one another
- Breaks the tyranny of oppression
- Brings freedom and empowerment