A Chance to Give
In this giving season, we invite you to consider some very powerful ways to steward your generosity.
Put Bibles in the hands of pastors who have no access to them.
Give the healing power of medicine to a person in need overseas.
Developing Workers opened the door for you to actively and directly get involved in our work through these specific ways to give. These sponsorships are reserved for the distribution of Bibles and medication during our trips to train church leadership and facilitate medical clinics in some of the 14 nations Developing Workers has access to globally.
Check it out today, and give while the need is great!
Stories from Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is a land of many colors, smells, and sounds. Stepping off the plane can often overwhelm the senses, but it is always the break through in individual lives that expands our limited realities and our understanding of God and His work. We go to be a blessing and return blessed beyond measure by His masterful hand.
On a recent trip, we had planned to address child safety issues through our Child Safety Initiative (CSI). We had followed God’s leading by designing and initiating a pathway for healing for those who had experienced trauma. Our team, both American and Southeast Asian, set out to identify local adults who were willing to partner with us and continue the work after we were gone.
With the plan in place, God led us to a faithful believer on the other side of the world.
Carrying a painful story of abuse and trauma they were willing to serve alongside us; ready and seeking to be used by God. It was the beautiful, intricate working of innumerable details by God, bringing His redeeming power to the life of a young believer a world away.
This believer is now overseeing young people who have been identified as being at risk and needing extra love, care and especially the power of restorative discipleship. Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor; how amazing our God is!
“For to us, a child is born, to us, a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6
God used CSI to expose 6-year-old Rakesh’s abuse to us. He lived in a hostel because home was too far from school. Other children lived there also and they were all cared for by a thirteen-year-old caregiver. Through the simple CSI questions, Rakesh shared with us that this 13-year-old would hit him and the other younger children when she became angry. Rakesh and other children were afraid of her, but he bravely told us her name. Our team asked the same CSI questions to this teen-aged caregiver. Her own story was one of neglect as a child which resulted in anger and abuse toward the younger children in her care. We were able to counsel her in alternatives to anger and connected her with someone to disciple her on her journey toward healing. In this situation, the use of CSI allowed us to intervene in an often seen cycle of hurt people hurting others because of their pain. CSI was the catalyst toward bringing generational change to a cycle of abuse.
How wondrous to see our God, the God of restorative hope, healing, and freedom, use His perfect plan to impact lives across the globe from The United States to Asia and beyond. Won’t you join us on these journeys prayerfully, physically, financially? Come as we discover together how great our God of unfathomable details truly is. He invites us to join Him in His work. Listen to His leading and be ready to be blessed beyond all that you could ask or imagine!
“Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”Ephesians 3:20