Monday, September 18, 2006

I am traveling home most of the day Monday. While I was in Snellville, Ga. this weekend, I spoke to many incredible people. The FBC Snellville body is a very loving group with a major focus on missions! What a precious experience!

One young lady I spoke to has gripped my heart with her story.

Her start in life was unlike anything I can comprehend. She was born addicted to heroine, because her mother used, while pregnant. She has grown up around drugs and alcohol. At an early age, she began using, herself and became an addict.

Her aunt, who is a believer, has a son who was badly injured in an accident. One Sunday while in church, her aunt saw her son trying to lift his hands to praise God during worship. His injury has caused him to be unable to do all he used to be able to physically. He was unable to lift his hands. Broken-hearted but full of faith her aunt prayed, "Lord, I know you are not going to keep my child from lifting his hands to praise you!" When she opened her eyes, her sons hands were lifted in praise to his Savior.

This is the moment this young lady knew there was a God.

Not long ago, her boyfriend died of an overdose (at 3:00). Shortly after, she began to have "strange things" happen at the 3:00 hour. Meanwhile, she got bounced from foster home to foster home...totaling 15 in the last 3 years. At the same time, her mother is dying from Hepatitis C because of her habit.

Finally, she has landed in a home with a foster mom who has it together, and is a believer. She is beginning to hope for stability. She is also recovering from her addiction. Things seem to be looking up.

Last Sunday night she was present to hear the testimony of BJ's life. At the conclusion of this experience she gave her heart to Christ! This is the moment she believed!

I had the privilege of talking to her, but did not get to meet her in person (yet).

She is my HERO!

Her testimony is powerful and will touch the lives of many! Please join me in praying for her as she seeks the will of the Lord for her life. She has already shared her decision with her bilogical mother, her foster mother, and others. What a beautiful story of God's deliverance!

Thank you for your obedience to God's knock on the door of your heart!

dad

9 Comments:

At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Darrin Willeford said...

Praise God! This young lady will no doubt see a better life following Jesus. There are so many people out there hurting and they don't know where to turn. Thank you Mr. Higgins for letting God use you and BJ's story as a vessel to bring the unsaved into God's family.

 
At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Halleujah! Another lost sheep is found! Halleujah! Amen!

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger the leaf family said...

God uses everything for good...
Praise our most Gracious Heavenly Father..
This story is just what my heart needed this morning... Thank You..
Praying in KC-Tracy

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father, I just pray for this young woman who has surrendered her life to you. I pray also Father for her foster mother and for those brothers and sisters in Christ who will be accountable for her developement and nurturing.
Thank you for using the message of BJ to bring another into your fold.
In Jesus Name,
Amen.

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Brittany Di Salvo said...

wow

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdie ya'll!!!

This post goes as a SHOUT OUT to Mrs. Marti Pieper who has the bestest daughter in the whole wide world!!! I was scolded yesterday for not posting for a while ;)

I love you all and pray for ya'll constantly! Thank you, Higgins family, for your continued willingness to SERVE and PRAISE!

Loving you here in San Diego,

Miss Laurel Lynn <><
laurelm79@yahoo.com

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

wow! What an amazing story! I will definately be praying for her!
~Grace~

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Praying in Pink said...

Okay, I actually went a few hours without checking the blog, and then--a note just for me!

For "the rest of the story," blog family, my not-very-anonymous (although as yet unmet) blogger friend and sister in Christ has been mega-ministering to my daughter, newly ensconced (yes, Brent, that word's especially for you!) in college in San Diego. As someone we know would say. . . what are the odds?

And what are the odds that another needy young woman would be present to hear BJ's story a week ago Sunday. . . and that God would use it to radically touch her heart and change her life? We continue to pray for you, new sister-in-Him, and look forward to all the fruit we know He will bring forth from your life.

Forgive the personal touch here and know that I'm grateful for all He has done in our lives since this journey in prayer and faith began. Also know that the Piepers continue to lift up the Higgins family even and especially NOW. We love you. We hurt with you. We pray for you and will seek to walk with you as closely as we can--and even closer THAN we can, because He will bridge the gaps. Thank you for continuing to follow Him and to share BJ's story. He did, and he does, speak to the masses--because his message is not death--but life!

with tender love
and prayers in pink,

Marti

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

Praise the Lord!! Another life through what seemed like death. In reality, God's reality, to die is to live!! We continue to thank the Lord for His faithfulness and the opportunity to lift you guys up! What an amazing gift it is to see Him work through His body.

We continue to fall to our knees on your behalf. It is through His strength that you share. We will pray for increased strenght and extra evidences of Him over these coming days. We love you.

 

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