One of our favorite stories from (un)adopted® in 2017 illustrates the reality of God’s redemption and grace through Lifeline’s international orphan care ministry.
The plight of women in Pakistan is bleak. Mothers often find themselves in grinding poverty and abusive relationships, with no social standing to change their lives. Seven-year-old Anjli’s mother was one of these women. Abused by her husband and feeling no hope for the future, this precious mother took her own life. More tragically, upon returning from playing with a friend, Anjli was the one who found her mother on the floor of their small one-room home.
Despite these tragic events, God was working a plan for Anjli’s redemption. The pastor of a local Pakistani church met Anjli and referred her to the girls’ home, which is a partner of (un)adopted. This is the only home of its kind in a city of 1.1 million people.
In this home, Anjli is learning about the love of a family, healthy eating habits, basic educational subjects, and, most importantly of all, the gospel of Jesus Christ. Daily, she is growing in the hope of Christ, and she is learning that no matter what circumstances she may face, Christ is always Provider, Healer, and Hero.
Recently, Anjli placed her faith and trust in Christ and was baptized alongside seven other girls from the home as well as two of the home’s caregivers and 27 other believers.
Today, we can celebrate that Anjli is our sister in Christ, and she has a hope and a future. Currently, (un)adopted works in more than 12 countries seeking to reach thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children with the hope of the gospel and to equip them with the life skills needed to transform their communities.
Will you join us in investing in the lives of these children and help change one life through the gospel of Jesus Christ? As we close 2017, we are seeking partners who will join together in giving towards our $1,300,000 need. Between now and December 31st, every $2,500 represents one more life that the Lord is using you to change through Lifeline’s (un)adopted ministry.
We cannot accomplish this work without you. Would you prayerfully consider joining us to change more lives through the life-giving gift of the gospel?