Prior to traveling to India we knew that God had placed child sponsorship on our hearts. My husband told me to pray about which child to sponsor at Sarah’s Covenant House (SCH) and to be open to God’s leading.
My first day serving at SCH I was a bit overwhelmed. There are so many children with great needs and they are all so loving. As I served in the various homes I enjoyed bonding with each child. On most days, I was drawn to the Rescue Home to help with their Preschool program. It was awesome to see the children learning basic skills and just being kids. However, on my 4th day there I was drawn to a little girl, who I call “Destiny” that was just sitting in a swing. Her condition, keeps her very weak and she is not able to hold up her head due to the fluid around her brain. When I would come by her swing to touch her hand, she would attempt to talk to me. On this day, I decided to just pick her up and hold her. I marveled at how her energy began to slowly pick up as she was held and we talked. I could tell that if she was without any health challenges that she would be just a normal kid with a lot of spunk! On my 5th day there, I decided to go and spend more time with her. It warmed my heart as she reached for me, and I was able to hold and chat with her for most of the day. As she was in my arms, I was led by God to begin praying for her “Destiny.” The way she arrived to SCH was heartbreaking but God has such a great plan for her life and for her future.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” Declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
The moment I began praying, my eyes welled with tears because I knew that Destiny was the one. This was the child that my husband and I are to sponsor! I was overwhelmed with emotion, peace and gratitude and that served as my confirmation from the Lord. I don’t know what the Lord has for us in this but I know that we are being called to help in this capacity.
There are so many children at Sarah’s Covenant House that need sponsors. They have many medical needs, and education costs. If you are interested in sponsoring a child from at Sarah’s Covenant House and would like more information please contact Lindsey Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.