Investing in a Life

 by Nancy Lindgren

The divine connection with Sarah happened on a hot, August
day at our neighborhood block party. I was immediately drawn to her and found
out that she was new to the area with two young kids. We had a few phone
conversations after that initial introduction and one day I received a
beautiful note in the mail from her asking me to be her mentor. To be honest,
that word scared me! No one had ever asked me that before. I envisioned myself
having to be very wise, with all the right answers, advice and godly counsel.
That seemed like a lot of pressure!
Despite my hesitation, we started meeting and praying
together. Oh, how our friendship blossomed! We began to see God answer our prayers
in mighty ways. Our faith grew. Sarah’s daughter was starting Kindergarten in
the fall and I shared with her about my start in Moms in Prayer when my
daughter was that age. I told her how thankful I was to have a group of moms
praying with me about my concerns and fears. We prayed about Sarah finding a
Moms in Prayer group. God faithfully led her to one and the very next year,
Sarah was leading the group.
According to Google, invest means to “devote one’s time,
effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a
worthwhile result.” Investing in Sarah’s life was not difficult. It meant being
available, having a listening ear, sharing encouragement, and praying with her.
The worthwhile result is that Sarah is now investing in others. She leads her
Moms in Prayer group, teaches neighborhood children how to pray (see picture
above) and leads other women in learning about the Bible. Thirty three lives
are being directly impacted by Sarah’s one life – the return on the investment
is well worth it!
Recently, God has brought more women, just like Sarah, into
my life. It is so satisfying and fulfilling to invest in these young moms. What
if each Moms in Prayer mom was intentional about investing in a life? We have
been given so much through this ministry. Our lives and the lives of our family
members have been greatly impacted through prayer. I want others to experience
what I’ve experienced. I want to be in an investor in changed lives. How about

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