We were walking in a Nigerian village and I was fifteen feet behind Todd. I was happily holding the sweaty hands of several children from the village, when I glance up and see Todd. I later wrote a caption to this picture, “Oh yes, this is how I like this man…with a Bible in his back pocket and an orphan in each hand.”
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.
I’m learning to let my back get pushed against a wall–because that is when I cry out for my Rescuer. Most days when I see the wall coming, I angle myself so I don’t get anywhere near it.
Recently, the children from Destiny Children’s Home in Jos, Nigeria visited a large innovative farm in the area. The farm is run by an organization committed to helping local farmers with agricultural training.
When Jeremiah came to the Igmin Kibe Education Center, he was dealing with a lot of fear. We could barely talk with him because he didn’t speak English and struggled to understand general social queues.
Imperio de Amor Children’s Home has been adopted by a local church in Monterrey, Familia Cristiana Principe de Paz. This involvement is hugely important as we continue to provide greater depth of care for each orphan we serve.
Two years ago Alicia came to Bethany Children’s Home in Monterrey, Mexico to drop off her two children because she could no longer care for them. Daniel, who runs the home, asked what he could do for her.
Josue and his two younger sisters have lived at El Retiro Juvenil for a number of years. Josue is 14 years old and enjoys playing soccer.
Jeny is 13 years old, and the second oldest of eight children. Jeny lives with her mother, Oti, in a modest home outside of Cancun, Mexico. She likes to sing and enjoys taking dance classes with her sister Marisol. She’s friendly and responsible. And she absolutely loves Justin Bieber.
Cecelia just turned 21 years old. We celebrated with cake, gifts and a small party. As we sang “Happy Birthday,” her eyes began to water. Seeing small tears stream down her face, you couldn’t help but wonder how long it had been since she had celebrated her birthday.
Ten-year old Faith is small for her age but mighty. She is one of the youngest children at Destiny’s Children’s Home. What she lacks in size she makes up for with her big personality. Faith is smart, affectionate and playful. She likes to play practical jokes and wear sparkly dresses – the frillier the better.