Thank You for Desiring to Live in God’s Story
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I am grateful we live in a country where we are free to access the Word of God directly and worship Him publicly. There are many people in the world who are persecuted for following Jesus as Lord.
I want to share a story with you about one of them—Sein.
Sein’s parents work long, hard hours as subsistence farmers. They’re struggling to put food on the table for Sein and his two younger siblings. Mom and dad are rarely home — and Sein was growing up wild and undisciplined, spending most of his time on the streets instead of at home looking after his siblings or in school preparing for a better future.
When he did go to school, he got into fights with the other children — and sometimes fought with his own friends! “I didn’t listen to my parents or teachers,” he recalls, “I wasn’t willing to help out at home or study in school.”
Sein and his family live in an Asian limited access nation on the Open Doors’ World Watch List for persecution of Christians … Buddhism is considered the only true religion there, and those who choose Jesus are often at risk of ostracism and outright violence.
Local believers are still dedicated to reaching the next generation, and we’re dedicated to helping them do it. Someone at the local church connected with Sein. He began attending a local Bible Club, where he learned about Jesus through God’s Big Story and the Book of Hope.
“Through the Club, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord,” Sein says today. “Now, I am listening to my teachers and my parents and I am helping my parents work in the way that I can. My behavior changed, instead of fighting with my friends, I made more and more.”
We believe, just like Sein, every child deserves to know the good news of the Gospel story.
There are thousands more like Sein, struggling children and teens who need Good News. It only costs only $1 to share the Gospel with three children. With $1, you can change three lives forever. Will you join me today in reaching the next generation with God’s Good News?
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