When Destiny Awaits…

When Destiny Awaits…

Prior to traveling to India we knew that God had placed child sponsorship on our hearts. My husband told me to pray about which child to sponsor at Sarah’s Covenant House (SCH) and to be open to God’s leading. My first day serving at SCH I was a bit overwhelmed. There are so many children with great needs and they are all so loving. As I served in the various homes I enjoyed bonding with each child. On most days, I was drawn to the Rescue Home to help with their Preschool program. It was awesome to see the children learning basic skills and just being kids. However, on my 4th day there I was drawn to a little girl, who I call “Destiny” that was just sitting in a swing. Her condition, keeps her very weak and she is not able to hold up her head due to the fluid around her brain. When I would come by her swing to touch her hand, she would attempt to talk to me. On this day, I decided to just pick her up and hold her. I marveled at how her energy began to slowly pick up as she was held and we talked. I could tell that if she was without any health challenges that she would be just a normal kid with a lot of spunk! On my 5th day there, I decided to go and spend more time with her. It warmed my heart as she reached for me, and I was able to hold and chat with her for most of the day. As she was...
Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Matthew 21:15-16 (NASB) 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus *said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?” Last week we had the opportunity to meet and talk to the parents and children of the Asha House Children’s Home.  Asha house is a home for the neglected and abandoned children of India. Since opening its doors in March of 2007, Asha has taken in over 40 children into its family.  The children come from brothels, villages, slums, and the streets of India.  Many come from situations where they were going to be forced into slavery and prostitution. In one day, the parents of Asha house, Victor and Simini have taught me so much.  Their personal story is one of faith, perseverance, and divine providence. What I loved most about them was their love and honor for one another and their children. Each child was so kind and had the joy of the Lord. Simini shared her personal story with us as it related to her desire to have a child.  Many doctors told her she could not get pregnant. Her children would surround her every night and pray for her to conceive and have the desires of her heart.  Today she is a mom of a beautiful baby girl who is about two years old! During our second...