By Chris Meehan
“I hate my stained clothes.”
LaTanya, an eight-year-old Allendale girl, was hopping mad when she got into the car for her ride to school on a recent morning. Her drivers, Allendale missionaries Jeanette Zimmel and Cathy Grill, saw a brownish circle about the size of a quarter on the back of her yellow uniform shirt—a dried stain from oily hair gel.
As they approached the school, Jeanette asked LaTanya if she wanted to pray for anything that morning.
“Can we pray for the stain?,” LaTanya asked.
Jeanette and Cathy prayed three times. The stain didn’t disappear, but they told LaTanya to keep asking God to remove the stain by the time her first class began.
Later that day, one of LaTanya’s friends told her that something seemed different about her appearance. She’d seen the stain earlier, but it wasn’t there any more. LaTanya rushed to the bathroom to check the back of her shirt in the mirror. Her friend was right: no stain.
The next day, LaTanya told Cathy and Jeanette what happened.
“You can be sure God loves you,” Jeanette said. “He took that stain away.”