Building with Encouragement

Feb 2, 2017

Steph Duff

Thompson likes to ask questions. But when he first arrived at K-WAVF, he was introverted and enjoyed being alone. Thompson began to open up, however, as Godwin developed relationships and built trust with the children.

“Thompson is strong in his faith,” explains Godwin. “He spends a lot of time in the Word and is continually an encouragement to the other children in the home.”

Recently, the young boy was reading about the seven spirits in the book of Revelation and went to Godwin with many questions.

“I don’t always know how to answer him, but I am always pushing myself to encourage his curiosity and desire to study the Word,” says Godwin.

Thompson isn’t the only child in the home with a hunger to be before the Lord. Peace, a fifteen-year old girl in the home struggles with stomach issues and chronic pain.

“Peace is seeing a doctor and taking antibiotics for her pain, and although she has many sleeplessness nights, you would never know she struggles to feel well,” says Godwin. “She is a strong leader within the home; always making sure the table is set for dinners and getting the other children cleaned up and ready for what they need to do. Peace doesn’t allow pain stop her from being an active participant in the home.”

Peace and Thompson are learning they can trust the Lord will give them the strength to move forward.

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Steph Duff is a writer, daughter, sister, and really loud laugher. By day she lends her voice on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children with Back2Back Ministries. By night she is readily found with her nose in a book and spending time with her dog, Telulah. At all hours, she can be found consuming copious amounts of coffee. She feels most herself in the heat of India and prefers her mugs big, her books long, and her words intentional.

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