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,
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?
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?