As I continue to travel the world doing what I’m called to do, one thing has been resonating within me lately and that is:
People are Beautiful Everywhere!
Tall, small, skinny, fat, wide, thin, short, with tattoos or not, bald, long full set of hair, dark, brown, white, in between…
People are beautiful. Aw, the smiles from around the world. It simply warms my heart.
Mara and I were at the home of Ashok Rai here in Kathmandu Nepal today. My son Marc and I were there in July 2012 when he came with me here.
Mara was moved to tears as Ashok shared their story about them having a baby girl, now nine years of age and the hardships of three miscarriages. They had a vision of Jesus passing by who called them over to Him and He laid His hands on them and prayed for them.
A month and a half later she conceived and of course nine months later she gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Angelina.
About 2 years ago they heard of a house where a man had a for profit business helping homeless orphaned kids. They went to visit but soon discovered these kids were being mistreated, abused and were severally malnourished.
Their hearts were moved with compassion and tears.
They were able to raise 30,000 Nepali Rupees, a little less than $300. They went to the man to offer to take the children from him. To their dismay the man was gone and the kids were dispersed.
To make a long, inspiring, intriguing and miracles story, well, not so long, they now have 13 kids living with them and their daughter in their 1200 foot square house.
All the kids are in private school and performing in the top 99.5 percent of their classes. We saw the before and after pictures of these precious children, it’s just heart moving.
They don’t call it an Orphanage because Askok says they are now part of their family and all the kids are now following Jesus, so they also are a part of God’s family.
After 3 miscarriages, the miracle of their little girl, and all 13 of these kids calling them Mama and Papa, you can see why Mara was moved to tears as they shared their story!
So, why the word Urgency in the title of this blog post?
Well, what was just told above.
We came here for the purpose of learning first hand and getting involved in the intervention of sex trafficking by partnering with those already making a difference and the first initial steps of our ministry doing something.
Our contacts for this did not come through. So we were praying…Lord guide and direct our steps. Well, we actually always pray this but during our time here it had a little (a lot) more fervency.
It will still happen though, but we are so blessed to now be a part of and supporting Everest Children Home and our friends Ashok and Kamala.
The “urgency” is, that they need our support. Around six hundred a month will meet their need. We are wanting to raise that for them monthly. Believing that we will be able to do even more!
The harvest is plentiful, the laborers are few. We are going to the unreached. We are training the laborers around the world to reap the harvest.
Love you all.