Eyes to See
By: Dr. Luauna Stines
The first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. we hold a church service right on Mission Beach on the grass by Lifeguard Station #13. Last Sunday we decided to have an extra service, we set up chairs so people could join us. I open up with a song like, “Amazing Grace.” Then I open my Bible and share a sermon as if it were right from my pulpit at church. Some are busy, but many people stop and listen, sometimes even just for a moment to see, “Who is this wild, woman preacher?”
When I lift up my eyes I see hundreds of people everywhere and little by little a few finally muster the strength to come and sit in the chairs we set up. I noticed a father with his beautiful daughter joined the service. Throughout my sermon, “Every Man Must Make a Decision.” I noticed this young girl weeping, broken, and hurting. I thought to myself, “What could be so pressing at such a young age?”
At the end of my sermon I ask for those who are listening to come forward, “Are you in need of Jesus, or prayer? Come!” This father brought his daughter forward. As I looked into those beautiful blue, green eyes, with her strong chiseled face, she looked like a little model. As I reached for her hands to pray, my eyes noticed the needle tracks up and down her arms. My heart sunk; I wanted to just weep for her, knowing she truly needed deliverance. She was bound by the demon of heroin. This demon doesn’t care one bit for this little girl. She was its prisoner, an evil force of drug addiction which plagues so many young people today.
I went back into my mind of the last funeral I did. I was reminded of the 18 year old girl who died of a drug overdose, as I looked into these same empty eyes; I saw her silent plea for HELP! I began to pray for her, holding her in my arms like a baby, she wept. Jesus touched her from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet, bringing her deliverance.
Like a spider builds his web to trap its passing prey, so Satan traps many teens in this evil, wicked addiction of drugs. What is their hope? Jesus Christ is their only freedom. Parents please don’t ignore the warnings signs. PLEASE! You must act fast, before your child ends up dead. John 10:10; “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. (Jesus said), I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” The devil has one purpose: destruction!
I see a great need before me, to purchase a home where I personally can bring in these young girls and help them kick drugs. Then teach them who they are in Jesus. So many young girls come from broken homes. Many from sexual abuse and they hate themselves. Some parents have rejected and abandoned them not knowing what to do. Would you like to help me purchase a, “Victorious Home for Women?” If so, go to my website and give right online or send your gift by mail.
Help make this happen, if 150,000 people gave a few dollars each to help purchase this home, it would be debt free and the home would be used to help young girls and help women change their lives for eternity. I’m willing to take on this major project, but I need your help to buy the home first. I would take in women who are physically abused as well.
Psalm 91:1-2; “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” God help us to have eyes to see that the harvest is so plentiful.
To Write: ATFA-Dr. Luauna Stines P.O. Box 2800, Ramona, CA 92065
In His Love & mine,
Dr. Luauna Stines