My son has a burden and prayer request to share and I wanted to give him the floor today. I’ve also asked him to write a bit on his journey and I expect him to do that soon. But for now, here’s his heart on a matter of great importance:
I’m not as good a writer as my dad (this is Graham, by the way), I don’t really blog but this has been on my heart and I need your prayers. While I was away I gave everything to God. He can take on any situation. He takes it on like a warrior! My God can do anything. I asked him to graduate me on August 19, which, to New Hope Academy (Teen Challenge ministry’s school for boys) standards, is completley impossible; in fact they told me I was going to have to wait a “few” weeks after my contract was due. My contract was due the 15th of august and I graduated the Sunday after that–the 19th! By God’s grace I am the only boy in the history of NHA to ever finish six contracts in six months and graduate all in that time span. See what my God can do!
Now I am a senior in high school but don’t have one to go to. We have gone to my former christian school and they felt it best not to have me back (and I respect that completely). Another area (christian) school has decided not to take a risk on me as a bad influence. But my God can do anything! I think that there is a school for me but I need guidance. The Holy Spirit isn’t silent; I think he just wants me on the edge of my seat.
Please pray for my parents. My dad is undergoing extreme amounts of stress and my Mom too. Pray that the Lord works something out. Remember: God can do anything! He can do the impossible. The impossible right now for me is school. Please pray for me! Love you all. And for my New River family, I am looking forward to seeing y’all next Sunday. Got a few things to share but thats a surprise. PEACE!!!
Graham (they call me ‘BIG BOY’)
Graham with his New Hope buddies at Celebrate! NE Pennsylvania, July 2007 (He is second one from left on bottom row)