We serve a great and mighty God, don’t we?
My parents and I leave for my very first out-of-country mission trip to India next week. When a couple friends on the SaveOurSisters team heard we would be in Delhi, their minds immediately went to the needs of rescued girls who live there. I think all of our minds were racing and imagining the possibilities… but we didn’t think it would actually happen. When it kept coming up in conversations and e-mails, I felt like I should at least try to make a connection with the organization located there. I emailed one of the many people in charge, and she said it didn’t look like a possibility. But wait! Remember our GREAT and MIGHTY GOD? She said it might be possible to meet someone in charge of the girls’ home (away from the house). I thought, “you know what, whatever GOD wants to happen, will happen.” My mind kept flipping to all things happen for a reason; all things work together for good. No matter what would happen, I was convinced God has something great in store.
A direct leader of a girls’ home in India ended up contacting me. She said it might be possible to visit the school that the rescued girls attend, but they were pretty busy so it all depended on a narrow window of time. She told me the only time that would work out for them was Thursday. It just so happens that Thursday is the ONLY day we are in Delhi with a layover between travels. Isn’t God good? It gets better! Not only will I meet the leaders of a Christian organization that SOS supports, but I will be speaking to about 100 students at a Christian school about SOS and how God can knit the hearts of sisters together across the world. But wait! It still gets better! After my speech, I have been invited to have a private lunch and meet a group of the very girls that have been rescued from prostitution brothels, and will be able to give them SOS T-shirts, love notes, and pearl rings that our group has made for them.
I dont want to make any of this about me. Obviously you can see I was not the one to make this happen- it was all God. Please pray for me, that God would give me the words to say, and for all of the details to work out. Please pray for these girls, and all the others that are still having to endure the horrors of sexual slavery. Please pray for the leaders of the houses in India, that they would have wisdom and encouragement, and that the girls and mission workers will remain safe. And finally, please pray for the rest of our trip, as we go off to other parts of India, uplifting those who serve God in the places that need His word.
We serve a GREAT and MIGHTY God. May His will be done, and may we bring Him glory…. Amy Burke