A TENDER NEW LIFE
Our spiritual family is growing! R is a Tepehuan friend who has had a terrible time in her life. We have known R since she was a child. Her story is filled with tremendous suffering, both from her wrong choices and from evil men. Yet, although her story is filled with a lot of challenges, Jesus is redeeming R! Just before we left, R found Starr. She bemoaned that we were leaving, as she wanted to continue to learn how to read. Starr left her with evangelistic audio lessons on her phone. That was in January. R reached out to Starr last week and told her that she had listened to all 39 lessons. Those lessons tell the story from Genesis to the ascension of Christ in Acts 1. R proclaims that she is trusting in Christ. How can I help you understand who she is and what this means? Her poverty, her depravity, her deep needs from wounds and hurts: read the gospels and watch the broken and destitute who come to Jesus. R would fit right in! Would you pray for R? A new life. So tender, so beautiful, so needy of care!
— by Matt and Starr Arnold
Itinerant ministry to the Tepehuan, Mexico