I squeeze myself between tightly parked mini-busses through what appears a junk yard. I wonder how someone could possibly live in an area like this. To my surprise a small row of homes/rooms appear in front of me. As I enter Josepha’s room I realize that her entire living space is the size of my kitchen. In the sitting area is a special seat, everybody knows who’s it is. The legs of the chair are cut off and strengthened by pieces of wood. It is Josepha’s chair. She scoots back and sits in it. Her body position does not seem to change whether standing or sitting.
Ben met Josepha about 6 weeks ago, while she was begging, yet having a beautiful smile on her face. The Lord told Ben to get out of his comfortable car and sit on the street with her. Ben found out that she loves Jesus, He is the reason she has joy. A friendship was made. (read Ben’s amazing story of meeting Josepha at www.globalfamilyrescue.blogspot.com and click Ben’s new Blog.) Someone reading Ben’s blog donated money to get Josepha off the streets of
So here I am today with Ben and
I had brought some cloths along for the children and for her husband. Such small things, such great joy.
It humbles me to my knees to befriend women such as Josepha and Julienne (see my blog on Julienne; before and after). I find myself having an overwhelming compassion and love for these ladies. The joy they find in Christ is so evident in their lives. It reminds me of the verses in the bible; “Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” (