Working at Cross International, I am blessed to witness imitations of Christ’s love every day, through the care and commitment of our ministry partners overseas, as well as our generous supporters here at home. One example of this Christian compassion is exemplified by our partners, Grace Ministries, in Lusaka, Zambia. Our friends at Grace Ministries, a church mission, help AIDS orphans and vulnerable children receive the nutrition, clothing, health care and education they need to live a better life beyond poverty. Cross helps provide material assistance so Grace Ministries can continue their holistic, material outreach, as well as promote abstinence-based AIDS prevention and provide Gospel-preaching, an integral part of their mission.
Their commitment to the children in their care reminds me of James 1:26-27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
As the staff at Grace Ministries shares the love of Christ with poor children in Zambia, may we also continue to spread this Christian love to those in need—and by doing so, praise the Lord for his life-transforming promise: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)