Sunday, March 7, 2010
Before Christmas, God made it clear to me that I was supposed to step out of my comfort zone and be used by Him to raise money to get the Gospel in the hands of the kids at Rapha school. All of the children at Rapha come from impoverished living conditions. They are children who really want to better themselves, but don't have the means to do so. Out of 300 children who regularly attend, only 50-some have sponsors. The school feeds all of the kids when they can - physically. Spiritually, they are constantly being fed through loving, Christian teachers and a discipler. The challenge is, the teachers have very limited resources. To own a book is a precious and rare thing.
Well, thanks to some very generous people(YOU), the kids at Rapha now have their very own Gospel Book! Enough money was raised to give books to ALL of the kids. The teachers and disipler have been going through them with the kids. The older 2 grades have even been challenged to completely understand what Jesus is inviting them to do. The children who best comprehend will be awarded a "sweet". In other words, they will get a piece of candy. Talk about motivation!!
These sweet children now have something to take back and share with their families. Please pray that all of them would find hope - the living hope of Jesus! Thanks again for being part of the Great Commission!