This is their life, yet they still come every day, not burdened, (a least not for long) not as victims, not in despair, but ready to give their all for their King Jesus. Pressing into Him for all He has for them; giving all they have to follow Him; soaking up discipleship and vocational lessons. They are seeing others needs before theirs, showing compassion to each other and to those we see on outreach. No matter: praying for sick kids, old widows, desperate moms, heckling drunks. They are bringing healing, salvation, deliverance and freedom to many they touch in the poorest of Zambian compounds. Once looked at as orphans with nothing to give, they are now being looked at with life to give, being asked to return to return, again and again, to a desperate compound!
They are sowing, and doing it with genuine love and compassion and excited about their time for harvest to come. We are too. We’ve spent time in prayer and discussion and have begun putting together the details for their vocational plans after graduation; plans to build economic and social avenues of escape from their situations with sustainability and accountability built in. Detailed plans… not pipe dreams. It’s coming clear to us and we’ve begun taking the initial steps toward implementing them.
Please keep praying with us. We will be implementing the first steps in this vocational plan in the next few weeks. I’ll be sharing more details in a subsequent blog and email update later this week. God has already brought a harvest from those the kids have touched on outreach. Soon it will be time for their personal harvest as well. Stay tuned.
Bless you all, Jeff