by Alex Anhalt
Mission Network News
That’s why Far Corners encourages child sponsorship and establishes children’s homes where they’re most needed. “They have 39 children there at the home right now,” Bishop says. They work to teach the children the selfless love of Jesus while caring for the kids, and it’s all worth it when they see it reflected in the lives of the children they pour their hearts into.
Bishop recalls just such an occasion. He received a report from the director of one of the children’s homes about a little girl who exhibited the love of Jesus better than most adults. As the director observed the children from the home playing together, “He started seeing an additional young girl amongst all the kids.”
She kept returning, and the director was puzzled. He wondered, “’Who was this child, and why was this child in the group of kids from the home?’” Finally he decided to simply ask...
...Is this a friend of yours?’”
“’Well, yes she is! I invited her to come...’”
“’...Well, you’ve always told us that we should love others with the same love that Jesus has shown to us. I met this girl at our school, and she really didn’t have anything but one pair of clothes to wear. So I just thought I would share my clothes with her. I wear them one day, and she wears them the next!’”
Astounded, the director listened as she continued with the touching story.
“’She really doesn’t have enough to eat, and so we get a snack in the afternoon after school. I said, ‘Just come home with me to our home, and I’ll share my snack with you!’”