A Word about God's Girlies:
God's Girlies was originally a feeble (and desperate) attempt to have built-in Christian friends for me and my pre-teen Hallie; friends who would join in prayer and look to God's word together to help us along a blessed but sometimes difficult journey as girls, as moms, and as believers. I was also seeking women who could say to me, "I've been there" or "I'm there with you". Surprisingly what has come about in the past year, in my eyes, is a beautiful and growing community. This community consists of pre-teen girls and their parents who meet once a month, but also those of you who are connected electronically (on Facebook and this website) at a heart level. Your prayer and words mean more than I can express.
Another addition to God's Girlies is our High School girls who serve as mentors to our pre-teens. They encourage the girls, and me, at meetings, but they readily shine God's light through hugs and words of affirmation whenever we're blessed to meet up with them. God is good; his work is beyond my wild imagination. I continue to be amazed at how he uses each of us to encourage and color his world.
If you've been to FBC Nederland, be it Sunday morning or night, or any other time-chances are you've seen Caitlin Washburn. I'm proud to claim her as one of our God's Girlies mentors. Here's a little peek into Caitlin's walk.
Give a brief explanation of your testimony and how you came to know Christ as your personal Savior:
I was raised in the Baptist church. One day when I was four, I wanted to have what my brother had. So I went to my parents and asked them about it. I got baptized when I was four as well.
When you heard about the opportunity, what made you want to be a mentor to God's Girlies?
I prayed about it and asked God to show me, or tell me if I was supposed to be a mentor. I really wanted to, but I was nervous about it.
What is a Bible verse that is meaningful to you?
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
What are some things that you wish you would have known when you were a preteen that you know now after growing in Christ and maturing in your faith?
-That no matter what, don't think that no one cares; that you don't matter, because there is always someone who cares.
"A Thursday for Your Thoughts" is a perfect opportunity to connect through stories or testimony; consider sharing yours. You'll be a blessing -guaranteed.