“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish” (Psalm 9:18, NIV)
More than ten years ago, I was blessed because I got a chance to go to some slum places with some friends, People who stay there obviously very poor. They live there, as a family, some of their houses are even only 3m x 3m. Can you imagine? The house that I visited was a family with 4 family members. I don’t know how will they sleep at night.
I also got a chance to visit an orphanage, they don’t have parents, or some of their parents do not want them and will leave them outside the orphanage. They lack of parental love. Some of them even still babies. They might be taken care by the care givers there, but that’s not they want and need most. They need their parental love. They need their parents to be with them, shower their loves to those kids. But unfortunately those kids will not get it. They cannot choose their parents. They didn’t do anything wrong when they came to this world.
Six years ago, I got some other chances to visit very poor villages with some friends, and got chance to stay with them for few days. They are very poor, they had biscuits for their breakfast, and they still wanted to share with us. I am not very sure if they always have their breakfast every morning. Some more, they have problem to get clean water.
This year, I am glad that I get another chance to go to a slum again, and visit people there and also help the free medical check up there. Thanks to God who bless me with this chance. And also thank you to my husband and my kids who are very supportive. This is one of the best new year gift for me.
There were around 47 volunteers, some of them are doctors and nurses. It is very poor thing that they have to live at that slum area, but most of the time, while I was there I saw their smiles 🙂 They were very happy that others are willing to visit them and also give them free medical check up. Their lives are very simple.
Other than this slum area, we also had time to visit an orphanage. This orphanage house is very small and there is one sister who is dedicated to take care of 38 kids, some do not have parents anymore and some are abandoned by their parents. I saw a five years old boy who slept alone without his mother accompany him. And it happened that one boy’s teeth was broken, he cried and the sister who take care of them hugged and tried to comfort him. If I am not wrong those 38 kids called her MOMMY. I am very proud of this sister who really take care of this kids with love 🙂
Have you ever imagine?
- While you are eating, there are so many people cannot have their meals
- They can eat today, but they do not know what they will eat tomorrow
- While you are feeding your kids, there are so many kids do not have their milk and meals
- While you are going for travelling, holiday overseas, there are so many people are not as lucky as you
- While you are hugging and kissing you kids, there are so many kids are longing for it
- You will bring your kids to the doctor when they are not feeling well, but there are so many kids who have no choice but have to bear with their pains because have no money to see the doctor
- Your wardrobe is almost full already, or might to be too full already and need to buy the new one. But they are some people who are very grateful when they already have one on their body.
I would be glad if you can add more on this list.
They need God’s love and they need our love as well.
Do you know that if we can give it means that we are blessed?
Do you realize that by giving, you will get your happiness?
While I was in this medical trip, my husband had to take care JJ and TT. One day before I went for this trip, we explained to JJ and TT that I will need to go to help people. And my husband and my kids were waiting for me.
I was satisfied. I was very happy because I had the chance to be there and worked together with other volunteers doing the medical treatment. Once I reached home, I was welcomed by my husband and my boys with their warmth smile. JJ and TT kept asking me about what I did there. But they had to sleep because it was late already. And I really cannot wait to tell my husband what we did there and share my happiness with him. I am still overjoy until now.
Open your eyes, open your heart, and you will realize that lots of people outside there need God’s love and also need our love. They need our hands to help them.
“When we can help and do something useful for others, it means we are being blessed by God.
It is the grace of God, if we were given the opportunity to help others”.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”. (James 1:27, NIV)