Allow The Children is reaching and discipling children for the Lord through children's homes, and child sponsorship programs and equipping churches in all kinds of ways to reach their own people, especially the children.
In the slums of the capital city in Nepal, stood this modest concrete building where a little church was born and grew. Over 100 people gathered weekly within its walls for worship and various prayer groups throughout the week. A widow's home attached to one side and a few toilets were built behind it. In Feb 2015, the city decided to build a retaining wall along the river in the slum. This church building was bull dozed down along with many of the makeshift homes that are typical in the slum community. People who have almost nothing were running through cold and rain to salvage their few belongings from the bulldozers. It is a horrible scene that I can barely imagine and one that I am glad to have not witnessed. The church found a place to meet temporarily, but another building of their own is badly needed. Praying for the Lord to show us each step.
The February trip to Burundi included pastor training, Bible teaching for children, new photos and reports for sponsorship and the creation of one new sponsorship program in Burundi. As in all of our ministry countries, the people struggle with poverty, unemployment, malnutrition and climate issues. In Burundi, we also work with a school for the blind and a school for the deaf-- all children who are truly the least of His brethren. They have serious needs and very little resources to meet them. It is an incredible privilege to be part of this work.