At a meeting with a church missions committee last year someone ask if we had seen any fruit from our work with City Ministries. I knew that there was, but I did not have many examples to pull out.
At Christmastime last year many of the children at our Gyero CARE Center return to home to their families (if they have any). This year we asked for some feedback among other things from their families or care givers and here are some of the responses:
“The child is looking healthy, happy with a great improvement in terms of moral behavior and psychologically.”
“ By the special grace of God there is a great change in her life, there is no more problem of disturbance in the night again. I plan to bring her back home within the year as she is so much calmer and responsible unlike before.”
“She has really changed! We give God the glory for the good work. He is using you people to bring back hope to the hopeless. May the Lord bless you richly, in fact she has become the preacher in the house, she can pray so well in English too. Words are not enough to appreciate your work but all we can say is your labor is not in vain.”
“We discover that the child is in her normal condition now, we thank you for your assistance.”
“She is well behaved child now unlike before and we see reconciliation in the future a real possibility, thank you for all your efforts.”
“There is a great change from before, thank you so much for your efforts”
“Glory be to God she is a changed person. I really appreciate your efforts and pray God will reward you. There is a lot of growth educationally and spiritually, it is a work well done.”
“I have seen a great change in her, she is behaving as a good Christian lady now. We give thanks to God for her lifestyle and I am planning seriously to help her future.”
“We sincerely thank Almighty God for giving you the strength, in fact you are more than father and is only God can bless you. He was great at leading morning devotions in the house.”
“ Now he is good !!!!”
“The child has been really improving and I am planning on receiving him back at the end of the year “
“He has really changed. He is a good boy now. Thank you all so much.”
We praise God for how he is working in the lives of these children and for the many Nigerian staff members who sacrifice and pour their lives into these children.
Thanks to all of you who sacrifice to support us through prayer and finances to help these children.