Pray for Eve
I found myself in Spokane an hour early. I was going to a church
service and I had an hour with nothing to do. I parked a couple blocks
from where service was going to be in the middle of downtown Spokane.
God has been leading me to pray for the community and I thought I
would take the time to pray.
A young girl walked slowly by my car and she looked any where from
15-20 years old. She asked me “are you a cop”. I told her no. She progressed
slowly down the sidewalk and said “are you a fed”. Again I told her no.
She stood there like she wanted something. I said “is their something
you need”. She told me she was hungry. (my first thought was I did not
want to waste my time)I told her could I get you something to eat. I
quickly thought and said “there is a Taco Time a couple blocks away”.
“I’ll get you something to eat there”
She said “yes, thank you”. She climbed in the car and as we drove
she said “If you are not a cop or the fed what are you doing parked in
downtown Spokane?” I told her I was waiting for a church service that
hadn't started yet. And I told her about the service, that they will
pray for people. I asked her “do you know Jesus?”. She said “I pray
every day, but I am addicted. I am a working girl”. I told her
“Jesus loves you and he has good things for you and your family.” Her
response was “God doesn't care about me, if He did than He would do
something”. I touched her arm and said “you need to ask God to help you.”
“He can help you out of your addictions but you need to ask” We talked
more about Jesus and I tried to make it clear how much Jesus loved
her. As we drove through the busy streets of Spokane, we ended up at
Subway and I bought her a sandwich. As we left Subway she thanked me
and I asked her “what is your name?” She answered “my name is Eve." I
told her my daughter's name is Aeva and that has the same meaning as
Eve. I asked “can I pray for you” she said “yes, please do”. As she
left she thanked me with the most genuine thanks and we shook hands.
She walked away into Spokane. As she left, I did pray for her to be
set free from her addictions,and for new beginnings. And for open doors and
that she would meet the right people to lead her out of the life that
she is in.
This is what happened to me when I was in Spokane. I took a chance to
share Jesus with a hungry girl who makes her living on the streets of
Spokane addicted to drugs.
Sharing Jesus with people and trying to meet their needs is what we
want to be about. Being in the position of publishing the Good News, I
do not get opportunities to share the Gospel like this often; but I hope
I will take each opportunity I get.
I am writing this to ask you to pray with me for Eve. She needs
a new start. New hope that is only found in Jesus. She needs to be set
free from addictions. She needs new friends and a new life.
PRAY FOR EVE!