THANK YOU FOR PRAYERS!!! Here is an update from previous prayer request post from my email from PROJECT RESCUE!
We wanted to send you an update on the prayer request we sent out a few weeks ago. The little 11 year old girl ("Tina") that we were praying for has been released by her mother and has been moved out of the brothel into a safe school for girls! We continue to pray for a safe transition and that the Lord will keep his hand on Tina's life and will bring other young ones out of the brothel and into a safer place. We also pray that the Lord will open doors for the mothers of these little ones to leave the brothels and find new life in Christ.
Below is a reflection from one of our Project Rescue colleagues working in Tina's hometown.
"Tina moved into her new home today.
³Behold, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation" (IICor 6:2)
I read this last night as I prayed for today's trip to the brothel. I feltGod telling me to relax and to get good sleep, that the prayers of manyothers were going to carry His plan through. Despite the sense ofheaviness, I slept.
I awoke to a hot dusty morning and began to pray, and the statement was onmy mind-- Today is the day of salvation. Instead of fearing disappointment,I knew God was asking me to believe in faith, and I wrote it in my journaland asked God to have His perfect will in Tina¹s life today. For the firsttime H (another worker) could not come, and I headed to meet colleagues at our usualmeeting place near the RLD alone. Together we walked down the busy streetto the brothel area...it was the longest walk of my life...but with eachstep I heard it louder: Today is the day of salvation. Not for anyoneelse's glory but God's.
We arrived at the doorway and greeted the ladies. A few steps up Sunita (the girl's mother) was sitting, her makeup done nicely and her hair done up in a fancy knot...shewas clearly going somewhere. She motioned us upstairs and inside was Tinain a cute dressy outfit, glowing with excitement, pulling her few thingstogether-- some soap, a toothbrush, a couple outfits. Her mother lovinglyoiled her hair and braided it perfectly. And there, waiting for us uponarrival was another little lady from the brothel next door with her 3children sitting around her. She told us that she wanted to send herchildren with us, but the most urgent was the little five year old girlsitting next to her. This young mother, Doma*, told us she had paid foreach of her kids to stay in hostels, only to find out they were abused andneglected. She asked hundreds of questions like, "Is there a guard at thehome?" and "Do they really go to a good school?" and THEN she brought her"husband" in, introduced us, and explained all the reasons why she shouldsend the kids with us. She asked if she could come with us and see the homeWithin 20 minutes we had several mothers and 10 children who are needing ahome. The ONLY problem is that Tina has taken up the last spot in the girls'home, so there is only the home for boys. I looked over at Doma's little 5year old, Pooja* and...well, something will be done about the lack of agirls' home, I am sure of that. There was only room for 8 in the vehicleand we already had 7, so we assured Doma that she could come see the homenext week, but we allowed little Pooja to take the trip with us today.Before anyone could change their mind we said, "Let's go!" and made abeeline down the street for the vehicle.
Before I knew it I was crammed in a jeep with 5 ladies and two girls. Tinagot motion-sick and vomited everywhere, and Pooja fell asleep in my lap. Isat there with Pooja in my lap thinking, This has got to be my best day inIndia so far. We drove the hour to the home and took time to get Tinasettled in. The other girls welcomed her and chatted with her, we had asnack, and then it became time to leave with Sunita. This was when Tinarealized she was saying Goodbye to her Mamma, and stood at the gate intears, waving goodbye. My colleague watched and said, "She will be miserablelike this all week, but then she'll never want to leave".
I PRAY that it is so.I PRAY that the buzz of excitement about our "boarding schools" continues.I PRAY that Tina feels the love and the peace around her even tonight.I PRAY that even as she misses her Mamma, she remembers she is safe.I PRAY that she learns quickly that God is her loving father who will neverharm her, leave her, or let her down.I PRAY that God's first rescue through us will be a tale of Hisfaithfulness, and will result in MANY girls' lives--healed and whole.
Seeds had been planted.Those seeds were watered by the prayers that went before me today.Those waters broke a dam of Spiritual darkness over the darkest of prisons.May the floods of HOPE continue to flow in that place till EVERY woman knowsand tastes of eternal freedom.
Thanks to your intercession, the waters are flowing. Thank you."
We truly value and appreciate your prayers. They are moving mountains!
David and Beth Grant
* For 1st post of the URGENT Prayer Request please go here or scroll down.
here in Mexico from iEmpathize
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We were ALL made for a mission...God has a unique purpose & plan for everyone.
ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every Day...it's a lifetime experience!
This is where we share MISSIONS that have been placed on our hearts or in our lives. For God has given each of us a purpose & a unique plan to fulfill.
If you are new to Mission4Monday, please click here for more info.
A very special thanks to those of you (you know WHO you are) that faithfully have posted a MISSION4MONDAY whether you remember to link or not I appreciate it and if you are a regular and I notice, I have been linking you to the LINKY!
You are welcome ALWAYS to leave in the current comments a link to anything you share MISSION wise.
Thank you for placing M4M button on your posts, I so appreciate it! YOU each have presented FABULOUS ideas weekly!
REGULAR PARTICIPANTS (in the past, when this was a meme, which means it may not be their current link or mission):
Denise @ Shortybear's Place UPDATE 4/2016 Coco's Momma
Denise @ Shortybear's Place UPDATE 4/2016 Coco's Momma
Micey also has been to Haiti and shared. Please pray for Micey. Once again she has returned to help in Haiti!
Lots going on over here at a mission field at home in the USA. PRAISE GOD & continue to pour out blessings on Auto Mission & Sherry w/Cowboy.
Nancie was a participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar of a worldwide health mission.
New blogger that shares MISSIONS at times:
renewed42 at Faith on the mountains
Here's a current post she shared.
Choose one or all or any & you will be blessed!
(my regular blog)Amazing Graze Mazes, Messes, Miracles
I also have another MISSION: to PRAY, so you can visit our team blog, THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER over here
Mission 4 Monday sadly ended last year as a meme, but I continue to share here and I know others also share various MISSIONS, especially the people above. Check them out!!! Encourage and perhaps join us.
Since my life is a MISSION, I share whenever I can. There are many of you, who do community involvement/church events, volunteer opportunities or know missionaries that you could share to motivate others. Motherhood and Homeschooling are MISSIONS and callings!!!
Each of these are MISSIONS and important to encourage others.
If you are doing something or share someone's MISSION on your blog, please leave your info in the comments anytime! Hopefully others will notice & come visit. THANKS!