When I began to learn some of the stories of the Karen people who are now attending our church, I knew God wanted me join Him to help these precious adults and their children adjust to a new home. What I did not yet realize was how much God was going to use them to bless MY life.
The Karen families have reminded me that:
- True joy is not defined by status or possessions,
- Biblically defined community can still exist,
- Simplicity is better,
- Faith trumps circumstances, and
- Abundant living is found through loving and serving God and people.
When I witnessed a Karen father wipe tears from his eyes as he met his own daughter’s teacher at the school’s Open House, I was reminded how blessed I am that my children could get an education. Meanwhile, I am continuing to relive the joy I experienced watching my boys play on sports teams as I watch the Karen children excel in soccer, form relationships with coaches and players, and chatter excitedly about their experiences. My hearts continues to melt as I am given hugs around the neck, waist, and legs.
I am so glad God “asked” my heart, “These are My children. Will they be your children too?”
By: Connie Vigus
“Let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth.” 1 John 3:18
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