This past year seven year old Mary came to one of our homes in India. Her relatives loved her but couldn’t afford to feed her and care for her. In November we received a call from our main national partner. Mary was visiting with a relative, and while the relative was away at work someone came and stole her.
Our hearts were broken. The police searched but could not find her. They told us that were many stolen children in that area and none of them had ever been found. We rallied people to pray but humanly it looked bleak.
This past weekend we received word that after 2 months, a sheer miracle from God, they found Mary. She was stolen by a Hindu family and made a slave. Now she is safe and secure.
God does not forget the cry of any child. Even though the world may forget their existence He values every life He creates. He rescued Mary!
The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds. For He cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer. Psalm 9:9-12
There over 25 million children just like Mary that need someone to show them love.