Let me introduce you to Melissa. Melissa is a student in the Schenectady City Life program that lights up the room and brings joy wherever she is. She is friendly, kind, respectful and is a great person to be around. Melissa is outgoing and dives right in to whatever is going on. She has been to several collaboration events with other Youth For Christ ministry sites, and gets along with everyone.
Melissa has been coming to the Schenectady City Life programming for the past 3 years. She does well in school and works very hard to get good grades and to stay out of trouble. If you only knew her on the surface, you would never know that this student had been through a lot at such a young age. Her parents are not together, she has witnessed some terrible things at home, and had been depressed for some time. She has dealt with a lot of trauma.
Melissa has heard many Bible stories at City Life and always has questions and is engaged. She is focused on learning more about God. She has not accepted Christ as her Savior YET! I believe that she is right on the edge and wants to take that leap of faith. I pray and truly believe that this school year will be her year to join our Christian family. Please take some time to pray for Melissa. She is going to do amazing things for Christ in her life! Thank you for all of your prayers and support.
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