The following is from the H.I.S. BridgeBuilders Mission Report newsletter, coming soon. “…the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor…to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” Isaiah 61:1 (ESV)
Despite a host of challenges early in life, Aelicia “Chocolate” Watson (pictured left above), feels a calling to the women of Bonton.
“I have seen so many women broken like myself, single parents, struggling financially and who are without Christ,” says Chocolate.
Though she has lived in Bonton the last four years, Chocolate spent her childhood between California and Texas, struggling with an incarcerated mother, an abusive father, foster care, and the responsibility to raise her younger brother.
Thanks to the love and support of her grandparents, Chocolate trusted in Jesus and was baptized at age 15, committing her life to serving the Lord. She became a part of the BridgeBuilders family while helping in the community, and is currently raising support to become our next full-time Urban Missionary in Bonton.
“I believe God is awesome, and through my life’s struggles He has equipped me with a special gift to share and bring lost souls to Christ,” says Chocolate.
“The women in my community are broken, but they have a sister in me that has seen it all, and at a very young age, but yet is still serving the Lord.”
This passion has been on my heart and I believe this is the season."
To support Chocolate, visit her BridgeBuilders page by clicking here.