On Wednesday, Barb and I gathered with the young widows. The topic was entitled Miracle Shoes. We looked at what the Bible teaches about walking as Jesus walked through suffering, witnessing and obedience. At the conclusion, 6 ladies stood to pray for God to help them. Through a generous donation, each lady was given a new pair of sandals. It is a joy and privilege to minister to these women. Their needs are great but their wants are few. They are so grateful for the small gifts we bring them. But the greater joy is to see the spiritual growth that has taken place in many of them. Their prayers are simple as they trust God to take care of them and their children.
This week Sal and I went to meet a new widow. Milagra’s husband did not die. He left her. She is a very tiny woman who looked more like a young girl. She didn’t know how old she was. My guess is 18-20. She had been living on an abandoned lot and sleeping against a crumbling retaining wall with no shelter from the elements. A neighbor lady took pity on her and allowed a temporary lean-to to be erected on her house for Milagra. They share whatever food they have together.
Cross Angle Ministries is planning to launch a social service with a gospel emphasis for women like Milagra this year. Please pray for God to supply all that will be needed to be up and running soon.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27
We are all excited about the upcoming End Times and Tabernacle conferences in Bangalore. We leave tomorrow and will return next Monday. Please be in prayer for us and the attendees.