In our busy culture we tend to neglect the people close to us that mean the most to us. I am overwhelmed with how many amazing people God has placed in my life that fill my days with joy and purpose. One rare treasure I've been wanting to celebrate is Evelin Mercado.
The story of how Evie came into my life is almost as amazing as she is. For 3 years I poured into a very special friend of mine named Stefanie knowing her home life was far from ideal and I remained constant in encouraging her along her tough journey. Over my time of connecting with Stefanie I caught glimpses of her sister through stories here and there. I never saw a picture of Stefanie's sister and I never really knew the details of her journey, I just knew God placed a heavy burden for her on my heart. For 2 years, as she came to my mind, I prayed for Stefanie's sister, knowing she was facing great hardship. The Lord continued to lay this girl on my heart and I faithfully covered her in prayer as she came to mind.