Monday, February 1, 2010

Young Girl in Need

Saturday I met a new friend who is about 8 months pregnant with a sweet baby boy. I wish I could share her story with you but unfortunately at this time, I can't. I can say that I'm certain God's heart is broken for this precious 28 year old mom and now my heart is broken as well. I sat on a bed beside her as she told me her story, and when I say I wept uncontrollably, I mean she must have thought I was losing it. I cried with her, prayed over her and left there committed to helping her.

More on that in just a minute, but first I must share what's been on my heart since I walked out of her room. This precious young girl, made one bad decision that led to 3 years of bondage and ultimately cost her about everything she had, including her 3 children. As I walked out of her room, God clearly spoke to me, reminding me that it's only by His GRACE that I'm not in the same situation. She made the same decision I would have likely made had God not saved me from myself. This week I'm feeling so unworthy of His mercy, but oh so thankful. Praise You Jesus for loving such a wretch like me!

So now let me share a bit of my plan for helping this broken young lady. She only has one outfit to wear right now and is need of XL maternity clothes or XL elastic waist pants. If you have anything like that and wouldn't mind giving it up, please let me know. That would help meet one of her immediate needs. Next, I would like to give her a baby shower and will need baby gifts for a little boy. She will be giving birth at a hospital in Birmingham and I want her to have nice pjs and slippers for her stay there. This girl needs to see Jesus in the face of others willing to help her. If you feel led to participate in this opportunity, you can leave a comment or send me an e-mail at

The most important thing we can all do is pray! Please pray for my friend. God makes us a promise in Jeremiah 29 vs 11 that I pray over a list of people daily. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". My new friend just got added to my list!


  1. Polly,

    I just picked up a few boy things for another friend in need who had a baby, and I have a few left. I would love to send them to this young lady, along with prayers. Pleas let me know the best way to mail them.

    Melanie (Kelsie's sister) :)

  2. Hey Polly! Nice to find your blog. I hope I can still help with Joy. if you can e-mail me an address to I was actually going through closets the other day and thinking it was time to finally get rid of my maternity clothes. My 'baby' is soon going to be 7! I can send the best of the best to her and put in a little extra money and you can buy new things for the baby's needs. Hope to hear from you soon. if this isn't something she needs any longer let me know and I can still help out with baby things. :) God Bless!