Sunday, January 28, 2018

Beauty From Ashes...Even Here

Hey Friend,

May I tell you a story?

As you may well know, I am the President and Founder of Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc. which exists to promote the hope and love of Jesus with people around the world with a particular focus on providing a Christian education to those who are impoverished, oppressed, orphaned, or persecuted for their faith.

The pictures above are of one of two simultaneous church bombings in the Middle East.

Anosh, our School's Director, was inside this church as it was letting out and the suicide bomber detonated himself killing Christians as they fellowshipped together after services. He witnessed the bodies torn apart by the force of the detonation.

Just down the road, another suicide bomber detonated bombs strapped to his body inside another church. Many were killed and injured....including innocent children.

But, God is in the business of bringing beauty from the ashes. Here is a picture of our new home (while under construction) for Redeemer Christian School. A place where children can feel safe, be off the streets, and out of harm's way. There are no signs saying this is a school. It looks like an ordinary business front. Saleem, our full time security guard takes his job, to protect the children, seriously.

Here, children who were previously caught up in begging rings, slave labor, jihad training, and human trafficking can be children once again. Once illiterate, starving, and despairing, they now can smile, be children, learn in school, and experience the life changing love of Jesus.

February is the month of love. We would LOVE to get some of these precious children pictured here off the waiting list and into school. To do this we need YOUR help.

Just $15/mo. or $180/year and You can sponsor a child and give them back their childhood.

Every penny you donate goes directly to YOUR child - no overhead, corporate staffing, marketing....just a backpack, textbooks, nourishing meals, medical aid, and love.

Meet Paratish, one of the younger members of our school. When she first came to RCS, Pakistan, she was a frightened little girl.

Her older sister, already in school, worried about Paratish wandering the streets during the day. Paratish still had baby chubby cheeks, but her sister, Sunana was emaciated and malnourished when she came through our doors.

Now look at Paratish and Sunana....enjoying being able to be children. Praise!

Thanks to loving compassionate sponsors, these young lives are forever changed. Will you prayerfully consider sponsoring one of these precious children and giving them a whole new lease on life? Or would you consider a general donation to sustain our school?

Mail checks to:
RCF, Inc.
103 Silver Lining Lane
Cary, NC 27513

$15/month or $180/year

We will send you a picture, bio, and birth date for your special child. You can write to your child and we will keep you posted on their progress. You'll LOVE watching the transformation...promise!

Paratish & Sunana.....Then and Now.  YOUR LOVE DID THIS!

Thank you for letting me share my story.  May I ask you to reach out in love this February.  We have 20+ orphans and destitute children still on the waiting list.

Children still needing sponsors:

Mahi (on left)

Dear Heavenly Father,  Please be with these precious children as they face so many horrors each and every day.  We know that we dare to go where few will go because it is so dangerous.  Please put a hedge of protection around our school - the children and staff.  Let the hope and love they receive in Redeemer Christian School be like a city that shines upon a hill.  Thank you for the privilege of giving the children the opportunity to fall in love with Jesus and His holy Word.  May we take your command to look after the orphans and the fatherless seriously.    Thank you for our blessings....may we always have a generous spirit.
In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  (Psalm 82:3)

Be blessed....