Y’all, this girl has a heart for the Lord.
When we were planning her session and discussing locations back in the spring, the first place she told me she had to go was to her church.
She is a member of First Baptist Church of Dumas.
So with her bible in tow, that’s where we went first! She shared with me that her heart is in mission work, and although she’s young she’s already been on several mission trips! She’s been to San Francisco, Highland North Carolina (for 4 years!), and Honduras. Jalyn said that the most memorable was her trip to Honduras, because she was able to lead three teenagers to Christ.
I don’t know if you’ve ever had the chance to talk to someone about their salvation, but I have, and I can tell you from first hand experience that it is HARD. To be Jalyn’s age and have the courage to speak to strangers about their faith, and end up walking them through the steps to get saved, that’s truly something to be proud of!
Jalyn isn’t sure of where she wants to attend college, but she knows that she wants to become a nurse practitioner. She then wants to take those skills overseas and become an international missionary.
Until then, she continues to love being a Majorette for the Dumas Bobcats (and that’s what she’s most excited about her senior year!), participating in the FBC Youth Choir, OCC Student Relations and Youth Committee.
Since you know how amazing Jalyn is on the inside, I feel like I can finally show you just how gorgeous she is on the outside as well.
Here are Jalyn’s favorites:
‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.’ 2 Corinthians 4:16