Emmah NduneJune 30, 2023
Lakayla FosterJuly 7, 2023
This is the story of how God is revitalizing young people in Johnson City through LXI. Consider giving today to make our community a better place to grow up!
Revitalize: verb: to inspire something with new life and vitality. Read Selena's story about what revitalization means to her below!
"Two big things in my life are I am an orphan and a little sister. I grew up living with my grandma, and now I live with parents that are not mine. Being a little sister, no one really asked 'how is Lakayla' because the focus was on my other siblings. The first part of my life was just a struggle. It felt scary and dark, and I really just felt alone."
Lakayla is 15 years old and a sophomore at Happy Valley. Lakayla has been a part of the LXI Fam since she was 11 years old! Words that describe her are energetic, goofy, daring, loving, and caring!
"In my life revitalization means waking up with a different perspective. When God came into my life, I became less about myself and more understanding of others. If people don't know God, then they don't know to be different. Now I can see that they are hurting. Instead of focusing on what's happened to me, I look at what I can do for others. I try to spread positivity at my school because it's a very broken place.
I want to see revitalization in my family and friends. I want them to understand my faith and to try to know Christ for themselves. I know that without Him, they are probably alone, confused, and lost. I feel insecure sometimes, but I am trying to believe that God is using me as a light!"
Your gift will help us continue to revitalize lives in our city!