Recently I have been thinking a good deal about new beginnings. Perhaps it is my age and the realization that we will welcome a new grandbaby into the family in a few months. Or perhaps it is the challenge of starting a new foundation from scratch. Or perhaps it is just listening to the news and hearing every day all the negativity which seems to be the standard fare of today’s world. Whatever it is, I find myself wondering about the future, and in particular, what I can do to help improve the lives and situations of those less fortunate than me.
For a decade and a half, I have had to privilege of working with a mission ministry in India. During that time I have seen a couple of orphans be turned into a group of over 100, students being taught in a Bible School Christian ways a principles, and several churches be birthed through the children who have grown up and left to live their lives. But now, as the cultural climate has changed, I am seeing perhaps the greatest challenge to the future of this great work playing out in the lives of these new witnesses. Those who had been born or lived in deep darkness, have now seen the light of the new day, and this is not being well received. So much is the concern for the future, that I will travel there to see for myself what we can do to secure this work. I covet your prayers.
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you , declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.” We all cling to this promise that even in the midst of our “unknowing” and sense of hopelessness, God has plans for each of us, and that plan contains a future and a hope. As we work together in faith, may God make his plans known to those who seek guidance in their journey. And may the WiseHeart Foundation partner with those God-honoring witnesses and organizations which will bring empowerment to God’s children, everywhere.