Real Life: “ I was a single parent and a youth worker”

On day one of my new job, I had to find the courage to explain to a group of young people that I had a 6-year-old daughter. You could see the young people counting the age difference, knowing I was 22 and coming to their own conclusions about the age I must have been when I became pregnant. These first and seemingly difficult conversations ended up breaking barriers immediately. This was real life, real testimony and real grace.

I made a commitment to follow Jesus when I was 4. I understood God’s love and that he was my friend for ever. I knew about ‘grace’ and all that Jesus had...

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