No longer an orphan
Rachel is 17 years old, living in extreme poverty and raised by a single mother when her father died.
By By Luke Voight,
Afrique du Sud
Coach Chisomo didn’t feel she had the perfect answer, but she continued to love Rachel, pray for her, and serve as a source of stability and encouragement. Rachel was wrestling with God, but she was not wrestling alone. Her coach was wrestling with these questions and issues with her--and did not give up on her.
At one point the Lord led Coach Chisomo to share with her girls about how God is a good Father. Coach Chisomo told them, “Even if we don’t have a biological daddy anymore, we have a much better heavenly Father who is the founder and creator of everything, including you! He cares about you and sees you where you are now.”
It was in that moment that the gospel truly came alive to Rachel. She knew the truth.
It has not been an easy journey, but now Rachel studies God’s Word and is keen to learn and even share with her teammates. She understands that she now has a good Father who loves her and has given her the Holy Spirit. Rachel went from questioning and wrestling to knowing and loving the Jesus. She is no longer Fatherless!
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