Children 8 to 14 years old prepare and cook meals to pass them out to the elderly homeless around Orphan Home outreach center in China!

This is an incredible new ministry that has begun in the midst of persecution and governmental pressure. [TWEET THIS]

Just 2 weeks ago, the police warned Lin, our local missionary, not to do any kind of helps ministry among the poor and homeless.

Whenever I hear this kind of threat, my first reaction is anger and disbelief. If Within Reach Global does not reach out to the widows and orphans, then who will? There is no governmental arrangement for these outcasts of society. We are not causing a commotion. We are not breaking any laws. So why the threats against humanitarian acts of kindness?

But after the police threatened her to discontinue any outreach among the homeless, her faith only grew. “Do they really expect that we will stop?” Lin rhetorically reported. “Many of these elderly people are suffering from mental illness, living on the streets and under bridges in cardboard boxes. My heart goes out to them.”

“Do they really expect that we will stop?” Lin rhetorically reported. “Many of these elderly people are suffering from mental illness, living on the streets and under bridges in cardboard boxes. My heart goes out to them.”

Lin got saved at our English Corner outreach 2 years ago. She came from a broken home, and after battling low self esteem and suicidal tendencies, she finally met Jesus. That encounter has transformed her life. She returned to her hometown, and has been discipling a group of 30 underprivileged children and orphans for over a year now.

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But this passionate new Chinese believer wanted to reach even more people in her community! So she asked the children if they would like to serve meals to the homeless. The children were ecstatic to be able to help.

“At first we didn’t have any money to buy ingredients for our meals for the homeless,” Lin said. “So the children began to pray. Within 24 hours, someone donated $50 to help us!”

It was a huge answered prayer. Lin and the children were amazed at God’s provision. They immediately went to the local market to buy rice, fresh vegetable and meat.

Lin helped the children prepare and cook meals for 10 homeless people in the area. When the meals were boxed and ready, they hit the streets in search of homeless people.

Joy filled the faces of the elderly homeless as little children handed them free food! [TWEET THIS]

“Right now, the problem is that we don’t have a fixed place where the homeless can meet us for free meals,” Lin said. “Because they live on the streets and move around a lot, sometimes we cannot find them. But I think that as we continue this outreach, they will become accustomed to a fixed place, and the ministry will grow.”

Bold faith for a young woman who has already been threatened by the police to stop the ministry God gave her! [TWEET THIS]

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Do you want to help? We are in serious need of finances to purchase food for the children to cook on a weekly basis. We also need money for Lin’s living expenses as she disciples these underprivileged children and orphans.

    

We appreciate your continued prayers and financial support. Be a hand outstretched to the homeless community in China and you will be amazed how God blesses you back for your simple faithfulness.

Poor children and orphans are doing it. You can too! After seeing the Christian witness of little children, no one should be able to find an excuse to bless the homeless. [TWEET THIS]

 

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David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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