I. and M. are two teenagers who a few years ago came to the JYCs we held in a town close to Lugoj.
Recently we met them again. I.’s face was shining: Ionut, I have good news to tell you! I decided to get baptized! God spoke to me a couple of times and showed me that the purpose of my life should be from now on, to honour Him every day. Pray for me, all my friends and my family are against me.
M. on the other hand, was very sad. She said: this is the third time I am running away. The man I live with beat me again and kicked me out of the house, together with these children of ours. He doesn’t care they are his children too. He now brought another woman in the house – I will go to stay with my mother, again. I made so many bad decisions in my life, they are a great burden on me…
I and M. grew up hearing about the Lord, first in the preschool clubs, later in the GNCs and finally in the JYCs. They both heard about the life that God can give through faith in the Lord Jesus. They were taught about wise decisions, about consequences, about forgiveness, about God’s character which never changes, about the life and work of Jesus Christ. They were encouraged to choose Him, no matter what. We saw what they chose and what their life was like after a few years.