Now and then, we have the opportunity to read wonderful articles that tell the story of how one thing led to another, that led to another, and so on. What seemed to have been a chance meeting or situation led in time to the realization that God’s “chain of grace” was in action. And that chain can be traced backwards event to event, and God’s hand in it all is only realized through hindsight.
In that light, I can’t help but wonder about what God will do in and through the lives of the young children you are helping to impact through the SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn ministry. Day after day, the church teams go out to the orphanages and children’s homes across the former Soviet Union to hold their Bible lessons and programs.
They spend precious, life-changing time with these troubled, heartbroken, forgotten children, telling them of the Savior’s love for them and demonstrating it in action. Then God causes the seeds of the Gospel planted in their hearts to take root and grow, bringing young boys and girls to Himself in saving faith. Then as they reach adulthood, they in turn often join the Orphans Reborn teams to reach other orphan children as they were reached.
Who knows what God will do through them in years to come? How will they be used to change their village, town, or city for the glory of Christ? Will they become a Christian doctor, quietly and discreetly sharing the Gospel with their patients? Will they be Christian witnesses within industry, having an impact? Will some of them eventually enter local, regional, or even national governments to have an impact for the Gospel in that realm? Only the Lord knows for certain. All we are called to do is be faithful, and to help His people take the Gospel to them in every opportunity the Lord opens up.
Please keep praying for the Orphans Reborn ministry, the teams, and the churches organizing the outreaches. Pray for the children being reached so faithfully. And please know how thankful we are for you, and all that you do to help make it all happen!
For our Savior,
As winter’s icy grip tightens across the former Soviet countries, thousands of needy individuals and families face serious difficulties.
Bombed out homes in one area, carpets for doors in another. Yes, compassion is needed—and does open hearts.
Your donation will help change lives in Russia, the former Soviet countries of Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.