Call me crazy, call me insane....

But this passion inside of me is going crazy, and I can’t ignore it.

Many people know I have an obsession/crazy love for CSI Miami, I could watch that show all day, every day (NOT KIDDING) and you know why I love it so much?

Because although it’s a TV show, seeing that the cops truly care about their victims and even criminals (eh, sometimes, not all the time) really gets to me.

In today’s society, many teenagers and children are ignored because they’re “problem” kids, they cause trouble, etc. Many of these youth do this in response to not getting any attention at home or their one or both of their parents passed away, leaving them all alone or with a single parent who is totally zoned out into their own world.

And nobody is willing to step up and help these kids.

Now, I understand this is NOT for everyone - my parents both did Social Service stuff for years and I have heard some pretty terrible stories that made me want to run away trembling in fear.

But, this is something I’ve been passionate about for a while.

One thing is, I’ve never been super crazy about the idea of having my own children. I don’t know why, but I just never have been like “OH MY GOSH I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE KIDS!” For me, the later the better. Personally, I may just want one but I’m not really worrying about that until I’m engaged to my righteous man of God whenever he comes along.

I have always had a passion for youth, particularly outside of the church. Don’t get me wrong, I know that there are plenty of these kids inside our churches, but I feel as if  A LOT of people are inside the church and not outside of the church (Again, not a bad thing!) but I have such a passion for outsiders, those who are far away from Christ or who have never known Him.

I desperately want people to experience God’s love in a very authentic and real way, to develop a relationship with Him that will last forever, to learn to depend upon Him and to surrender to His will daily.

God has done so much for me - His love is still something hard for me to grasp, appreciate, and claim for myself but I know that His love for me is absolutely out of this world. It has changed my life completely and because of Him, I am who I am today.

I truly long to see people’s lives changed by the power of Christ’s love, especially youth who have been betrayed, who have experienced enormous amounts of pain, who have struggled with forgiveness and self esteem - all of which can be healed and renewed by Christ’s love.

I have no idea where to start, but I know God has put this passion in my heart for a good reason - for His glory (which is better than just a good reason!) and to go out and make disciples for His kingdom.

Prayers are definitely appreciated…..that the Lord will guide me in the way He wants me to go.

Welllll…..I guess that’s the end of my talk :)

PS - 10 cool points if you read the whole thing

In Christ,

Damaris Bruce

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