3.06.2007

A Heavy Heart

If any of you have been reading the comments on the previous post, you probably noticed that Jonathan talked about a girl named Jordan. She was a girl that Amy and I met while I was a youth pastor in Greenville. While we were there, we had a really close relationship to her. Soon after meeting Jordan, I had the opportunity to share the gospel with her, and she professed faith in Christ. Later,she was baptized, and continued to be a part of our church. After Amy and I left Greenville we lost contact with Jordan. On a number of occasions Amy and I have tried to contact her by phone and email, but she never responded. Honestly, we wondered why we never heard from her. Sadly, as Jonathan mentioned, Jordan as since renounced her faith. She now identifies herself as an atheist.

Please pray for her. Feel free to post a prayer in the comment section.

My heart is heavy, and I do not really have the words to express my deep sadness. So, I cry out to the Lord:

Lord, we know that the scriptures are true: "The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14). So, we pray for You to do the work that only You can accomplish in Jordan. Bring her back to You and Your church. Show her the folly of her ways. Let her see the cross as true wisdom and power. "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are persishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18). Amen.



6 comments:

Morgan said...

Yeah it is really sad news. Ive tried emailing her many times but she never responded. I didnt not know she was an atheist until las night when Reba and Thany mentioned her. I had thought about her a lot before and to find that out is just heartbreaking. Also I have another prayer request for a girl at my school who hasnt been coming lately because well everyone believes she is pregnant because it was pretty noticable before she left but but noone really knows...anyways just please keep her in your prayers. ♥ Morgan

Morgan said...

her names Racquelle

Eric M. Ashley said...

we will morgan.

rebecca said...

It made me so sad to find this out about her the other day. I know she had been changing alot, but I didnt know it had gotten this bad. My heart is also very heavy and ive been in prayer for her. It shames me to say that I never tried to contact her, I really wish that she had continued to come after yall left.

I also have a prayer request. My friend Tiffany who was our best friend growing up has recently had a baby,unmarried,and only 18. Thankfully when we went to see her last weekend she told us that she regrets what she did, but just be in prayer for her whole family as they deal with the choices they've made.

I hope that you and Amy && the girls are doing great! I truely miss you guys and would LOVE to see yall again. Love you guys.

Eric M. Ashley said...

Is this the same Tiffany that was part of the co-op and came to church events sometimes?

rebecca said...

No this is a girl that we knew where we use to live. But also be in prayer for her too. SHe's now going to a public school, which isnt the best thing for her.