I just returned from a missions trip to Peru, and I want to share a story of someone I met there.
I met a young lady who was the product of incest. She was raped by her two brothers; resulting in pregnancies by each of them. This mom weighs forty pounds and wears a toddler-size three. She comes from extreme poverty and her disabilities only make her circumstances more difficult. She cried, threw fits, and didn’t want to participate in our activities.
By the end of the second night with my team, she was beginning to smile and seemed to have no desire to cry. When we said goodbye to her, we could see that God had already done a huge work in her life. Our contact even said she had never seen this young woman smile this much.
How great is our God, that He can be seen and move through the imperfect love of His people?
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
– Luke 4:18,19 (NIV)