(1 John 3:16-18,NKJV): By this we know
love, because He laid down His life for us. And we
also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But
whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the
of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not
in word or in tongue, but in deed and in
This is the scripture that compels
Greetings from Vietnam,
just finished reading in Mark 10.
(Mark 10:21 NKJV): "Then Jesus,
looking at him, loved him, and said to him, 'One
thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the
poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the
cross, and follow Me.'"
First, Jesus looked at him,
even as He looks at us. We often mess up, but He sees our
Second, Jesus loved him. In that same way he loves us and
sees our needs.
Third, Jesus told him what he needed to do. What
is He telling us to do?
I want to share with you about a
little girl called Anh. Anh does not know how to cry, but I am
shedding many tears for her. Anh's mother came to the Street
Children Program House for Family #2 about 10 years ago. She was a
street beggar and was pregnant. She gave birth to Anh and when she
was able she took Anh and left. About 5 years ago she returned and
left Anh at the home of Family #2 where she remains today. Anh has
no social skills to this day. The school refused to take her. She is
struck many times a day by the adults in the house to correct her
bad behavior, as well as by the other children. The children in this
house are good children, but Anh brings out the worst in everyone. A
week ago I began to ask God to pour out his Love on Anh and to use
me. She talks poor Vietnamese and often others can't understand her.
I cannot speak her language and she does not speak mine, but in only
a few days she began to respond to the love and help I have given
her. She still gets hit, but I have explained to some of the older
children that 5 years of hitting have not yet changed her, and
likely never will.
Duong and Quyen, two of the older
children, have agreed to be Anh's friend, even if she won't be
a friend to them. Others are asking, " How can you love her,
she is so bad?" I have been able to tell them (through an
interpreter) that I can because, "While I was yet a sinner,
Jesus loved me." She is learning her ABC's. I don't think Anh
has a mental problem. I bind the demons in her and she is
still. I want to take her out of the house, but it seems
impossible. At times like these I wish I had a Vietnamese wife
(if she could love a child like Anh), then I would take her
home with me. WILL YOU PRAY FOR ANH AND THE OTHERS IN FAMILY
#2? I believe God can deliver Anh and save her and the other
children. Anh's picture is to the right.
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God bless you, Reggie