A 24-year-old teacher decides to give up her entire savings for her student and brother after God appeared in her dreams and told her to adopt them. Hence she adopts them.
God’s Call To Teach Low-Income Schools
Chelsea Haley was a new teacher when she met her student Jerome Robinson. Apparently, she decided to join and teach in ‘Teach For America,’ a low-income school, in response to God’s calling.
In her class, Jerome has always been a “problem” child. The 12-year-old was so rowdy in her fourth-grade classroom to the point that Chelsea almost gave up the teaching profession.
Later on, the Christian teacher realized why he had been acting that way. She found out he had a terrible situation at home and has his baby brother, Jace, to care for. That’s when Chelsea felt drawn to help him. That’s when God appeared in her dreams and told her to adopt them. So, she adopted them.
Being obedient to God’s leading, she used up all her savings and her 401k to adopt Jerome and his baby brother.
“I never thought I’d be a single mom at age 24,” she said. “Especially of two boys, one of which was my 12-year-old student. And the other one who was only a year-and-a-half.”
It might seem crazy, but nothing is more important for Chelsea than to obey God, even if that meant giving up her life and earnings for strangers. So, she stepped out in faith and gave up everything.
“My faith played a huge role in this whole situation. And I really felt God calling me into motherhood,” she said.
After adopting the two boys, Chelsea had to pay the attorney’s fees. Hence, she spent her entire life’s savings, depended on credit cards, and deferred her student loans to raise them. As a result, the new mom got into debt. So, she worked hard and made sacrifices doing extra jobs to earn extra cash.
God Sustains After She Adopts Them
But today, five years later, Chelsea Haley says it’s all worth it. The now 29-year-old gave an update on what God is doing in her beautiful family. Jerome is now 17 years old, and his little brother is six years old.
“Being their mom is the greatest blessing of my life,” she says. “I get to wake up in the morning and love two little guys.”
Today, Chelsea paid off the $48,683.41 debt in credit cards and student loans.
“It doesn’t feel real yet,” she said. “It’s so amazing. I even logged into my student loans and it said, ‘Cleared. Zero balance.’”
Now, the mother of two plans to buy a home and save up for their college fees.
“It allows me to focus on the boys’ future,” Chelsea said. “Saving money for them, and not spending it on my past.”
Chelsea Haley did a great example of what it looks like to love unconditionally and live a life surrendered to God. Praise God for her life!
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