Life on the streets is not easy for an orphan. The street is where many orphans end up when they age out of the orphanage and are not able to earn a living. The future is bleak for those who can't escape. But there are wonderful missionaries in some places doing what they can to help orphans. Even though they can't adopt them, they are being Jesus' physical presence on Earth to those who otherwise would be very literally loveless. Children's Hopechest is one of these organizations.
Tom Davis tells the sad story of a Russian orphan named Sergei Adveev, from the town of Sobinka. He was a young man who was doing his best to make it in this world, but was murdered by skinheads. Only six people, SIX, came to his funeral. Five if you don't count the priest. And there wouldn't have been any but for the missionaries. Thank you, God, for them.
I love Tom's heart and his writing. I wish I could have 1% of the compassion that he has, and the will to act on it.
Tom is an author. You can read a chapter from his book, Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds here, and watch the video.
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