We met Nika early in the process of planting the church, when she was a high school student struggling to get a solid footing. Soon after we met her she announced that she was pregnant with her daughter. The path ahead didn’t look promising. But God showed up in a mighty way.
Because of God’s grace and Nika’s hard work, today Nika is a Godly mother, has internalized the Gospel and longs to see her community transformed. This fall she transition from being a children’s ministry intern to now serving as the director and under her leadership things have accelerated. Our after-school program is at capacity and her work with teaching the kids Bible verses is amazing.
Nika commented, “I like working with kids and teaching them responsibility and fun. I love pouring into their lives in a positive way and creating new ideas for things they can participate in.”
Beyond the task of coordinating children’s ministry actives, the after-school program and our summer day camp, Nika is a full-time college student, sings in the praise team and is raising her daughter.
The future of our neighborhood is much brighter with Nika helping to mold and shape kids in our neighborhood with the love and truth of the Gospel.