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. Tor 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!