As Esther Pereira stepped into the back of the small, three-wheeled taxi, the driver questioned, “Where are you coming from?” She replied, “We are coming from under the bridge.” Eyes wide, the driver slowly turned around and said,
"You must be christians. no one else would dare go down to those filthy street children."
There are nearly one million street children in India, each with a tragic story. They are abandoned, malnourished, and uneducated, sleeping in cardboard boxes or on the ground. At night, they rummage through garbage, trying to find enough food just to survive.
Esther knew God was calling her to trust Him more, but how? She cried out,
Two years later, sixty-three children were calling her, "mom." One of her adopted daughters is Swapna. At the age of five, she tragically watched her mother die when a truck crushed her against a wall. Just three years later, her father died, leaving her and her younger brother orphaned and alone. Heart broken by their story, Esther and Peter adopted them both.
Esther said to Joy and me, “What if we had closed our eyes to the plight of street children? What if we had not obeyed the vision? What if we had not trusted God?"
do you feel god tugging at your heart to get involved in someone's life and help meet a need? what have your eyes seen? what do you believe you can do to share god's love with someone else?
Dare to ask God to use your life,
Everyone who receives Christ and believes in His name is a member of the family of God. Have you received Jesus in your life?
Hallelujah! We get to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter! I have seen the tomb, the accounts are true: It is empty!
New series! Family is the foundation for all cultures and originates from the Bible. Is your family a priority in your life?
God’s vision for our life will always include seeing a need in the life of another person and loving them. Who needs your love today?
God tells Joshua three times in four verses to “be strong and have courage!” Will you trust in God today?
Lives were changed because Nehemiah was faithful to God’s vision for his life. Be encouraged! Seek God’s plan for your life. Take action, and you will also be a History Maker!
How do you know what your next step is to meet the need and accomplish the vision? Great action begins with making clear goals. Find out here how to make SMART goals.
Nehemiah acknowledged God’s power and took the next step in obedience and faith. He made the decision to follow God’s calling, will you? Check out this weeks post!
Are you burdened today? Burdens provide passion for a vision to be achieved. What would you attempt for God if you knew you would not fail?
Many of us see needs around us, but few actually feel those needs! Read this week's Dare to Ask God to hear how you can move from seeing to feeling!
What is the first step to discovering God’s vision for your life? Find out here!
Nehemiah felt as though all the odds were against him. He was powerless, but he knew he served a powerful God. Do you feel powerless? Have you turned to the One who is all powerful?