We had travelled to Chimixiya to interview parents and students for
sponsorship. Ezekiel had walked 3 kms to come and ask if it would be
possible to sponsor his son Marvin. We took him home and were amazed
at the conditions that their house was in. He had sacrificed food for his family
because he wanted Marvin to go to school and there had been some added
expenses. When we entered the yard we noticed that the house had no coverings
on the windows, the roof needed a lot of repairs and they had a dirt floor.
When we did not notice any beds, Ezekiel said “yes, we sleep on the pieces of wood”
but we could not see any blankets, or pillows or sheets. “oh, we have a sheet for
3 people”…..so there were 2 sheets for the 6 of them.
We drove back home in silence. When I got home I sent out a mass email
asking for help. Within the day I had a family wanting to sponsor this family
with beds and bedding. We have enough money to also get shutters for the
windows and repair the roof and put in a concrete floor. When we arrived
the following week with the beds and bedding, all Ezekiel could do was
weep and say “I am so unworthy, so unworthy”. We explained to him
that he was not unworthy, that God loved him very much and this was
a gift that God had provided through people in Canada for him and his family.
What are you sleeping on tonight??
Thank you to David and Janice, our pastor couple from CTEN for
making this journey with us.
No matter what you’re currently going through, God, and God alone, is working on your behalf. In fact, as God told Jeremiah, “Before you were even born, I knew you.” Is that incredible or what? Charles Swindoll