Over the past 5 days we have had one compelling opportunity followed by another. The team that has been lead on this trip to
We currently have 12 locations in central and north
I have seen the orphan in the depths of poverty in the Far East, Central America and
While the success of the trip is an answer to prayer and a result of hard work, the greatest testimony comes through the stories of lives, and hopefully generations, that are altered because the hands and feet of the Kingdom are responding to His call. I find that the pain and joy of this nation is best found by asking each person I encounter what is their dream for their life.
Imagine a 5 year old who is a 10 mile walk from the closest school but can articulate a plan, school names and his college preference even though he lives in a child headed home.
Imagine a grandmother who has lost all 7 of her children to HIV and at 70 years of age, not having eaten for over 3 days, takes care of 9 grandchildren in a 10 X 14 home.
Imagine a 23 year old who speaks 3 languages, has a 3 year old child, loves the Lord but has not been able to find any work for the past 3 years.
These are 3 real life stories that were encountered during our house visits today. God’s heart breaks for those created in His likeness.
Titus 3:8 says ‘I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people’.
‘Devote’ does not notate simply a spirit of compassion or feelings of sorrow for those in need, it compels one to action that is not contained in a ‘day of service’ but rather a commitment to living a life that holds others as more valuable than yourself and results in your life of charity and sacrifice sustainably meeting the needs of those in pain. This happens one life at a time. Do something now! God is bigger than the statistics.