Each night we have a debriefing session to discuss what went well, what we could do better and to share stories of encouragement. Last night we learned a sad but hopeful story. 

One of the boys at the project is only 4 years old. Apparently this boy’s father was shot 11 times, probably befause of a drug deal gone wrong. Even though he is only 4, the boy is aware of this situation. He has shared that his goal in life is to grow up, find his father’s murderer, and kill him. This coming from a four year old. 

Redemptivly, Rosemeire, the Open Arms Missionary in Florestopolis, was able to talk to the boy, share the good news of Jesus with him, and he prayed to ask Jesus into his heart. 

Of course, this is a young age to fully understand his need of the gospel, but clearly his life circumstances are unusual. 

Also yesterday, in my small group of about 9 boys, probably 7 of them asked for prayer for their fathers who they all say drink too much. This is a sad reality for many families in this area because of the lack of opportunity and hope of the gospel. 

Please continue to pray for the children here, their families, and this whole community. 

About mikewindley

Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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