One of the most unique and exciting parts of Agape Asia is seeing our Father work through our childcare work to lead people to Jesus. Individual children all across Asia are finding new hope for this life and coming to faith. As that happens, entire communities are also being transformed as our neighbors see and experience the Father’s love.
One recent example of this was Binsa* in Nepal. Binsa first came into our care when she was 10 years old. When our partners found Binsa, both of her parents had passed away and she was left alone with her sister trying to survive on their own. During the last six years Binsa and her sister have been blessed with loving family, school opportunities, and godly leaders introducing her to Jesus. In this stable environment Binsa is growing into the woman God designed her to be thanks to local leaders and her US sponsors. She recently took another big step in that direction when she was baptized!
By caring for abandoned and at-risk children like Binsa, our partners are not only providing them with basic necessities like food, shelter, and education, but they are also demonstrating the unconditional love of Christ. As these children experience love and care, they are introduced to the Gospel message and many are choosing to follow Jesus.
Our partners are also reaching out to communities who have never heard of Jesus before, sharing the Good News. In recent months, partners in both India and Nepal have begun caring for children in brand new communities. In India, partners have begun children clubs in two new villages. These are villages where children struggle with extreme poverty and a lack of education. Every week our partners meet with local children to have fun, provide basic medical help, and offer basic education. This is opening doors to meet with family members and other neighbors who have never experienced this kind of unconditional love. Our hope is to slowly change these children’s lives and slowly plant a new church in a place where no one has previously heard the name of Jesus. (Click here to learn more and support this community work.)
We are so grateful for our partners in Asia and the incredible work they are doing to share the Gospel effectively. None of this would be possible without the love and care shown to abandoned and at-risk children. We invite you to join us in praying for them and supporting their efforts financially, so that they can continue to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Together, we can bring hope to those who need it most, and share the love of Christ with a world in need.
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