Here is June’s Faith Chapter 12. I hope you enjoy! Here is a link to the previous chapters: https://messageinstanza.com/category/stories/
Chapter 12: A New Future
June and Jimmy were so pleased to be engaged, but Jimmy’s inability to conceive still was still a worry for June. She didn’t know what to do. A few days later, June tried to adjust herself in the sofa to be comfy. She laid her hand on her Bible as gently spoke to Jimmy, “Well, if you are unable to have kids, then let’s pray about it. Doesn’t the Word say in James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective?” So why don’t we pray about it then, Jimmy?”
Jimmy softly replied, “Well, I believe in the Word of God; however, I’ve had this condition my entire life; I reluctant to believe God can heal me right here and now.”
June pushed her faith further, “Well, let’s at least give it a try.” June smiled like she had all the faith in the world.
So, June and Jimmy prayed, and they checked with the reproductive doctor a week later, and it appeared that their prayers were to no avail. Jimmy’s hormones were still out of whack.
So, they continued to pray, and two months later, they got the best news of their lives. They could have kids! “It’s an absolute miracle,” the doctor told them one day. “I have never witnessed a male reproductive system and hormonal level fix itself so quickly.”
June and Jimmy gave praise to God. And on the way home from the doctor’s office it was even a sign from God because Christian Tomlin’s, “Forever” was playing on the Christian radio. “Forever, God is faithful/Forever, God is strong/Forever, God is with us/Forever.” Jimmy and June smiled at each other, basking in each other’s’ love. Their wedding was three months away. And the same time frame away from becoming parents. It was a fantastic time for them to be alive.
June knew the missionary field was in the future. June and Jimmy were attending a church called Grace Chapel, and in 8 months they were offering a long-term missionary trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Another true sign from God. A trip to Argentina in a year, like God, said it would happen. They agreed to the opportunity.
But June was disappointed at leaving her job as a music journalist. She worked there so long, had a rapport with coworkers, and it guaranteed a steady flow of income. But she was excited because God was definitely moving her into a new season. She felt something beautiful and new on the horizon.
So, she started to research the culture of Argentina so she would be prepared to be a journalist over there. The statistics she found were staggering. There are more than 7,000 homeless in Buenos Aires, and this includes many children. When June read that statistics of poverty in Buenos Aires, she made it her life goal to reduce homelessness as much as possible to share the Gospel. She knew God at that moment He would give her such a heart for the poor through her writing.
Grace Chapel already had a heart for the poor on this missionary trip, and the leader of the group said she and Jimmy could leave the group at their own leisure to interview the homeless and explore the poverty conditions of Buenos Aires. Then June would write what she saw, and Jimmy would take photographs to bring to people’s attention in the States the dire living environment. They were planning on eventually having a ministry for people to donate money.
It was too good to be true for June until one night she went to bed and had another prophetic dream from God that only topped her fulfillment of going to Argentina. Helen was back with a message for her.
Let me know what you think and stay tuned for Chapter 13. 🙂