This is a picture of Wendy before she came to live with Paul and Carina
Wendy and her new dolls
Wendy is a little girl who is one of the Orphans in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where Paul and Carina are serving as missionaries with the Living Light Foursquare Church. She caught their heart when they first saw her with her broken leg sitting at the Church on a bench with no food and shreds of clothing on. Her mother died in December and Wendy was left with little to nothing to eat and to wander crying looking for food…she is four.
Paul and Carina agreed to take her in to live with them until the Orphanage is built at the Church. She is now attending the school where my grandson attends and is eating regularly and sleeping in a bed for the first time. Carina tells of the adjustments for Wendy on her blog at www.missionarymommy.wordpress.com
We sent a box with shoes for this little one and two dolls that we had found, one of them was a cuddly baby doll. What delight to get to see her (via the webcam) open the box with the shoes and the doll, she was delighted and danced around as she quickly tried on what could have been her first pair of brand new shoes! But the thing that struck me the most was the sense of contentment on her face as she held those baby dolls, as the heart of a little mama came out in a little girl without a mother. God placed that heart in her and gave her His heart for all little ones like her. A heart to draw us close to Himself and to hold us near … a heart of love and compassion. I am grateful for the heart of my heavenly Father who wants to draw me close and love me. I am grateful to get to see it manifested in one of His little ones.
Thank you Lord for little glimpses like this of who You are!
Luke 18:16-17 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.” NLT