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Our World Race team is in a Delhi orphanage this month. Kim Kinsley writes the following: “As I lie in bed at night, the faces of these precious children flood my head. To think of what they have gone through, to think of the love and physical touch that they long for, to think of how they just …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Our World Race team is in a Delhi orphanage this month. Kim Kinsley writes the following:

“As I lie in bed at night, the faces of these precious children flood my head. To think of what they have gone through, to think of the love and physical touch that they long for, to think of how they just want to know someone actually cares, that they actually feel wanted. These children have nothing… literally nothing… they sleep in bug infested beds, they only get enough water to take a shower once a week, they have gone without food many times… but every day they wake up with smiling faces and find joy and love in their Heavenly Father.

These children are very devoted to their prayer and quiet time with their Father. They wake up every morning at 6 am and have prayer time, they have it again at 2:30, and then at night they have “church” at 6:30.

Two nights ago I wasn’t able to go into church because I had some things to do, as I sat outside I could feel that the Holy Spirit was very strong and moving in the room… 2 ½ hours later I went to see “what was going on” and as I looke d in the door I saw children on their faces before their Lord. As these precious children (many of them only 5 and 6 years old) lay on the floor weeping, the 13 year old that had preached walked around and laid hands and prayed over them as the Holy Spirit fell. I have to say that I was in complete awe… the way that they respected the presence of the Holy Spirit and let Him continue to minister right where they were.

These children are so on fire for the Lord; they have been such an inspiration to me and have made me reevaluate my walk. They are all orphans; they are here because their family either doesn’t want them or there is literally no one here to care for them. In the society that they live in, they can be killed for being a Christian and preaching the gospel and yet so many of them have the dream of one day being a preacher.

When they reach their teens years, they have a choice of whether to stay here or go to Bible school. If they choose to go to Bible school they are not only committing themselves to the school and their teachings, they are committing to lose their life for the sake of the gospel. Upon graduation from the school, they are given a bike, a bible, they take an oath saying they will die for the Lord and they are sent out “…as lambs among wolves.” (more of her blog)

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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