Jennifer is an average, rural middle school student. She’s loud, opinionated, and likes to have fun. She’s a good student and a cheerleader. She actually lives with her biological family, which is becoming more and more uncommon. Her family seems nice and well off. She doesn’t seem like she needs anything. Even though she seems like she has a great life with everything going her way, I can tell by the way she treats others and by way she talks, that she’s not really happy or fulfilled.
Jennifer is one of the hardest students to reach. She is blinded to her need for a Savior. She has fun at Club, but tends to argue with anyone or thing that would tell her she can’t do what she wants. We reach out to Jennifer with love and compassion. When she comes to Club, we offer truth that she doesn’t hear any place else. We spend time in prayer outside of Club, asking God to open her eyes, ears, and heart to his message of abundant life. We try to show the emptiness of what the world has to offer.
Our prayer is that she will choose to let go of all the other stuff and the false security she finds in it. As she releases her grip, we pray she would hold tightly to the hand of Jesus and walk through the rest of her life with him. Thank you for joining us in our ministry to the “Jennifer’s” found in our middle and high schools.
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