Small Investment with Big Rewards

by Christina, Bible School for the Nations student

Chinese family

(photo by Luke S.)

My husband and I travel a lot internationally. One of our favorite things to do is meet long-term missionaries who are committed to the people and the nation they're serving. While we were on outreach with the Bible School for the Nations, we heard about a Chinese family in ministry who has six kids all under age six! Three of their children are adopted–they are HIV positive and had been abandoned by their biological parents.

I could just imagine the work of having so many young kids. Not surprisingly, the parents hadn't had any time for themselves for several months. My team and I had asked God for opportunities to serve–and helping this family seemed like a great investment.

So on a beautiful, sunny day in the end of January, we sent the parents away and had fun with the kids! It didn't take long for the kids to warm up to us.┬áTor painted the girls' fingernails and we had fun baking “cloud-dough” and playing hide and seek.

We're so glad we got to serve this family who is reflecting God's heart by valuing and investing in children!