Hello from Africa’s eastern shores! I’m writing you today from the cold tile of our bedroom floor as it’s the coolest place I can find to sit and gather my thoughts during hot season.
Jennifer and I are busy finishing up the year and recounting all the great things God has done as a result of his great mercy and your generosity toward Retouch. We are so grateful for the support of all the amazing partners and donors who join us in reaching Africa for Jesus.
Today, on Giving Tuesday, I wanted to share with you a short testimony that I hope will encourage you.
The testimony is about a young girl who has reached her Senior Year with us. For the sake of respecting her privacy we’ll call her Sarah. Sarah comes from a family of another faith and for years has lived with her father and uncles. She has been able to attend school and join in on discipleship activities through our sponsorship program. Through this, she has received Jesus as her personal savior despite all of the opposition at home. Recently during a visit with our social worker, we discovered that Sarah was the victim of abuse at home. Thankfully we were able to remove her from the home and temporarily place her in safe care until she graduates in December and can move on to a college.
Sarah is now safe and free to be herself because of the intentional discipleship offered to her through sponsorship. This would not have happened without folks just like you.
We do not have the capacity to help every child, Lord knows I wish we did! But this is where the Kingdom of God shines brightest as we work together with our sponsors to ensure girls like Sarah are safe, happy, and healthy.
If you’ve never sponsored a child through Retouch, I’d like to ask you to consider joining us for the next year. There are 45 kids, just like Sarah, that we would love to help and it is simply not possible without the generosity of people like you. We just posted their profiles in our bio with the goal that all of them can begin school when it starts in January.
If you are already a sponsor, we are so very thankful for you and everything you are doing to invest in kids like Sarah. Would you consider sharing this post? ...