April 28, 2023
You know those smiles on the faces of your kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews when they run to greet you, arms wide open, following a time away from each other? I’m convinced that those smiles cannot be topped, and we’ve gotten to see that image play out with one of our own.
You know those smiles on the faces of your kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews when they run to greet you, arms wide open, following a time away from each other? I’m convinced that those smiles cannot be topped, and we’ve gotten to see that image play out with one of our own. Hint: it’s true; the smiles cannot be beat. Don’t believe me? Just look at those smiles!
Jane joined us in 2018, a small nine-year-old girl who had already endured more than her fair share of hardships. She’d lost both parents and had been shuffled between relatives who were only scraping by themselves, without the addition of she and her siblings. When she entered our care, the weight of the hand she was dealt had taken its toll. Over the course of her stay in our homes, she has accomplished a great deal. She has received the love and counseling she needed, and she is thriving. She is now even the in the top of her 6th grade class! Jane loves school, and she wants to be a doctor. She’s healthy, active, and a follower of Christ. Jane now knows and clings to her identity in Christ. She has seen first-hand that she is not alone, and she proudly boasts in the blessings that the Lord has given her. The Lord is faithful, and she knows he will carry her through.
The goal of our orphan care program is to sustain and empower families. Over the past year, steps have been taken to get Jane and her family ready for reintegration, and we are thrilled! What a gift it is to see God at work healing families! Jane will be moving back to her aunt, who is also caring for Jane’s younger sister. The ministry has been and will continue to empower Jane’s family by supporting her business, maintaining Jane’s education and monthly counselling support.
Jane came to us broken and burdened, but she leaves us with the hope of Christ! She is a light, and she will share that light with all of those around her.
“…I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“Beadwork has given me hope. I now wake up with something to long for and it has allowed me to provide for my children.”
“Farming has brought a big difference in my life. Last year, I didn’t farm because I didn’t have the proper knowledge. This year, my children and I have food.”
“Clean water has created a platform for me to reach unreached communities with the good news of Christ.”