Raucous laughter floated over the cinder block wall. The humid air carried the sound through slightly swaying palm branches to the covered porch where ITMI partner, Molly, stood. Thirty-five miles from the city, the millions of stars twinkled overhead in the night sky, obstructed only by the bright moonlight that spilled through the night.
It has been a challenging couple of months. Not so much for what has happened to me personally, but what has been placed in the lap of those that I love and care for.
Author Rob Slane wrote,”Through his words, character, and behavior, each and every father is constantly speaking to his children about the Father. And he will either be speaking the truth or telling a lie to his children about the Father.” I’m excited to share that in the coming months, we will highlight how the influence of the “fathers” of ITMI, while serving faithfully in their mission fields, is being shown by the next generation of ministry family…their kids! We will share how the kids we’ve all watched grow up, are launching off in ministries themselves.
God has definitely given ITMI’s Paul and Molly more than they can handle! Paul and Molly are raising, educating and providing for 23 children. On a missionary pastor’s income. In the slums of India. Yeah, that’s more than they can handle. And God keeps using it to point to His goodness and tender care for these most treasured girls.
A gruff voice announced, “Surprise inspection!” as a government official pounded on the door of the home where Paul and Molly’s girls live in Southern India.
The morning of, we had 50 radical Hindus ready to fight at our door. Leaders ushered Paul inside to hide in the prayer room as they stood their ground declaring, “You cannot stop us from worshipping today or any other day”.
What is it like to be one of Paul and Molly’s girls? Where do they live? What do they like? Where do they go to school, and how do they get there?
When you are a little girl, living with 19 other little girls, its important to know that you are special. That you are different. That you are uniquely cared for. By an adult with the power to protect you. What if the only people you know as “mom” and “dad” live a 17 hour bus […]
Is it possible to welcome to your family the third boy in four years (meaning you already have two very young boys), complete an intensive church planter training, oversee a large scale building project taking place on another continent, adopt 19 young girls who don’t legally exist and become a US citizen…all in about one year?