A few months ago DJ and Lynette, friends from Mexico who run a children's home, Door of Faith Orphanage, came to visit us. DJ and Lynette have been the directors of Door of Faith for over 20 years (they have a few years on JB and I). DJ said something that I hadn't really thought about before, " When doing what we do, everyday look different - no two days are the same." It is so true!! Everyday is packed full of its own challenges and kisses from God.
This has been so true for JB over the past couple of weeks. We were approached, the beginning of the year, by a pastor in Tema about helping with a group of young girls who were living rough lives on the streets. We didn't hesitate. We knew that this was God calling us deeper into His heart of restoration.
As the CORM Director's Team sat down and discussed the young girls and all of the structures that we would need to put into place...I kept hearing "THRIVE"...These girls were about to go from survival mode to thriving...and "CORM THRIVE" was born.
So JB has been going from home to home...family to family...listening, advising, praying and crying with each one. He has experienced the Father Heart of God in each experience, each broken life, each salvation...the testimonies have been amazing.
We are so privileged to be able to walk this journey with these young girls. In the short time that we have known them we have already seen so much change. God is up to so much in their lives. The sweet moments of worship we have shared, the one-on-one conversations, when they come out with fighting eyes and we take the moment to teach them about love and grace and then the tears come and they use their arms to hug the other instead of throwing the punch.
One prayer that we have right now is that God will send people to work with us as we pursue restoration for the broken. There is so much work to be done...investing in the lives of others, while it is so rewarding, can be very taxing, emotionally and physically. Everyday we start off asking for HELP!!! We know that we are doing none of this on our own...it takes His Grace.
Dorean & Stacy. Please keep Dorean in your prayers as she is on bed rest in the hospital preparing to have her baby.
"Being UNWANTED, UNLOVED, UNCARED FOR, FORGOTTEN, by everyone
I think this is a much GREATER HUNGER, a much GREATER POVERTY than the person who has nothing to eat"