Wills Point, Texas – GFA (Gospel for Asia) – Discussing the transformative, life-changing impact a Bridge of Hope center can make in the lives of children through the power of God’s love.
One class session was all it took to convince me not to be a teacher. Going in, I had been undecided. But that one class solidified that I have neither the patience nor the motivation to be the guiding light children need. But Aayush, a Bridge of Hope student, has these qualities. Aayush knows that children need love, encouragement, and place to thrive; he himself did not have these growing up at first.
A Broken and Terrified Family
Aayush grew up in a broken home. His father was an alcoholic, often abusing his wife both verbally and physically. Aayush and his brothers could only watch, terrified into silence. His home was an unsafe haven, and there was nowhere else to go. Aayush’s father spent all their money on alcohol, leaving barely enough for the family to survive. Any form of education was simply out of the question for the young Aayush.
A Bridge of Hope: Transformative Love in the Lives of Children
The teachers heaped love and compassion onto each child, including the timid Aayush. Little by little, the shy boy began to transform into an outgoing, happy child. The center staff visited Aayush’s family, taking the time to encourage them. Seeing the change in his son, Aayush’s father eventually quit drinking. Witnessing Aayush’s transformation sparked something inside his father; if his son could change, so could he. Now Aayush’s future was no longer in jeopardy.
Following in Their Footsteps
Pray for our Bridge of Hope centers – for the continued life-changing power of God’s love through the staff in the lives of the children.
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