Jesus loves children for who they are.
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Maranisha is the kind of girl you just want to be around. With her beautiful smile, infectious laugh, and sunny disposition, she’s someone the younger girls look up to. She started going to Streets three-and-a-half years ago, when she heard all her friends talking about it. She’s now actively involved, regularly attending the camps, block parties, bible studies, and clubs.
It’s been said that if you want to find your purpose, look at the most painful moments in your life.
For me, that’s been the times when I believed I had no value. In relationships where I’ve based my worth on how the other person sees me, I’ve felt rejected and worthless when it ended. Sometimes I set up a standard for myself and if I don’t reach it, I feel like a failure.
In 2013, seventeen-year-old Emma Knight's dearest friend committed suicide. The news left her broken-hearted and desperate for someone to talk to. She questioned everything she believed in, especially her faith in God. Emma found little help from her family; her mom’s work kept her away from the home and her brothers were emotionally distant. She tried turning to friends, but still felt very alone.