The world is full of breathtaking beauty. A quick scroll through an Instagram feed reveals image after image of posed perfection – carefully selected photos, cropped and filtered to present an enviable image. But, sometimes, true beauty can’t be captured within the confines of social media. It’s an inner quality – elusive, quiet and unfading.
BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
Fourteen-year-old Ansouby is dreaming of a future as a musician, finding joy as he plays guitar for his friends at Harvest Care Children’s Home. Ansouby, who didn’t speak a word until he was six, is now finding his voice – using his passion for music to bring joy to those around him. Music has created a safe place for Ansouby to heal and grow into the person God created him to be.
Fourteen-year-old Yorleny knew a lot about loneliness from surviving early childhood abandonment. As she met with staff at Back2Back’s community center and learned more about God- as always being there as her Father, caregiver and friend- Yorleny began to wonder if a relationship with God was the missing piece in her life.
Birthdays had always been painful for 11-year old Blanca, a difficult reminder of the family she missed. This year, Blanca’s 12th birthday arrived with a bang when Back2Back staff and friends gathered to celebrate her in a big way, reminding her she is valued and loved.
Courage is not the opposite of fear. Courage is the byproduct of faith. It’s surrender and forward motion. It’s a release of control and a holy confidence in a plan bigger than the page you are on. It announces to those paying attention, you are a citizen of another place.