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Jesus Loves The Little Children

Jesus Loves the Little Children

- by Ginger Stache 2 MIN READ

Sharing His Love, Saving Lives & Expressing Our Gratitude

Gratitude reveals itself in many forms. The typical expression comes through simple words: "Thank you." We at Joyce Meyer Ministries are honored to hear many of those “thank you's” as God touches people's lives through the sharing of His Word. Gratitude flows from a changed life.

There are also many other faces of "Thank You," and a recent opportunity to share Christ and serve others in Namibia taught us much about the beauty of gratitude.

Namibia faces severe poverty, and many families simply cannot afford to feed their children. Hand of Hope has been feeding children here for some time and teaching them about the love of Jesus. Meeting them today we found some of the happiest children we have encountered anywhere.

Arriving at the little school where the children spend their day, we were greeted with smiles, waves, songs and many hugs. Each one was anxious to tell us about themselves and immediately took us into their little family. We parted that day with a "Thank You": a huge group hug from dozens of children, the kind that pulls you to the ground in sheer delight.

The next morning we returned and the children told me, "Oh Ginger, we have missed you so much!" What better expression of love and gratitude could I ever need? I spoke with their teacher, Miss Erica, about the difference she sees in these kids from the time they come to the program hungry and frightened to today’s group of happy, loving children. What a difference a good meal and consistent expressions of love make!

Through tears she told me that there are no words to express her gratitude to you, the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries, who provide the daily food and spiritual curriculum for these children. Perhaps some of the most rewarding "Thank You's" of all contain no words...they simply flow from the abundance of the heart.

Yes, "Thank you" comes in many forms—in words, smiles, laughter and tears. Each one enriches our lives just a little bit more. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for playing a vital role in each and every one.

Hand of Hope