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Monday, September 16, 2013

Every Picture Tells A Story

"You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy."
Psalm 30:11 (NIV)

The story behind the picture:

We are not rejoicing because we live in fancy homes. We live in little mud houses about the size of your closet.
We are not rejoicing because we are safe. Only children born with deformities are safe in this village due to the practice of child sacrifice.
We are not rejoicing because we will one day marry the man of our dreams.
 Here, girls are forced to marry men older than our fathers while we are as young as 9 years old because we are bought at a higher cost while young.
Here in Luti Village, life is hard. Food and water are scarce but witch doctors are plentiful. This is a place where nothing thrives but poverty.

So Why do we rejoice?

At the end of a long, bumpy dirt road there is a spiritual light shining brightly in the midst of all of the darkness. It is Luti Baptist Church. This church is assisted by Compassion Child Development Center UG101 where we attend a program that helps us to become educated, Christian leaders in our community. We have a one on one relationship with our very own sponsor who writes encouraging letters.
It is here that we are taught about a very special child sacrifice. The sacrifice of The Child Of The One True God.
We are taught to believe in Him and to trust that because of His blood that was shed for all sinners we are forgiven and because of God's grace, we will live the life of royalty in heaven. We are no longer poor but rich in Him.
We are given hope in Jesus.
We hold on to the promise of an eternity spent dancing on streets of gold
and we are so filled with the joy of the Lord- that until that day, we will dance on our streets of dirt in praise of God's goodness in Heaven and on Earth.

When you SPONSOR A CHILD through Compassion International you give a child like us a chance to experience true joy!

 *Photo compliments of Lisa Ghost


  1. I love your post!!!! And what an incredible photo!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this Beverly!!! :) The photo is so joyful. :)

  3. Wonderful post, Bev! Incredibly inspiring!

  4. I love this post and the picture!