Sick, but cared for, but not street children …
“…always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people” (1 Thessalonians 5:15, nasb).
On one occasion my wife talked me into staying home to work from the house. It
seemed that a cold hads hit me with a vengeance; perhaps the
result of my excessive travel and work schedule. I have had difficulty sleeping because of jet lag, but when I lay
down after lunch, I immediately drifted off.
As I lay on the bed, there was fresh air blowing in from the window, the
smell of homemade bread, the sheets were warm and clean. Margaret made
sure I was eating well and drinking fluids, and to top it off, she
brought me chicken noodle soup and bread that you could smell for a
block! To say the least, I was well taken care of.
As I closed my eyes, I couldn’t help but think of the street children of the world that I have
come to love. What do they do when they are ill? Where do they sleep?
Who cares for them? Believe me, there is no fresh water to drink, no
smell of homemade bread, and no chicken noodle soup. There may be scraps
from a garbage dump, but they have no energy to forage for it. There is
no place for them to sleep in safety, no soft bed, no toilet or fresh
air—only the polluted filthy smell of an unfriendly alley.
There are 160 million street children throughout the world. In the
major cities – Lusaka, Lilongwe, Kampala, São Paulo,
Bogotá, Mexico City, Phom Penh, Manila – street children simply exist by
Would you pray for ministries which are reaching out to
street and underprivileged children with the glorious Gospel of Christ
and compassionate care. We are praying for 100 additional missionaries
from age 21 to 70 to work on the street with children. Perhaps you
sense God’s calling to serve among 160 million street
children of the world. If so, contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will direct you to some good mission boards that need missionaries to children worldwide desperately. It
will mean more to me than homemade soup!