Joseph’s Courage

Joseph desires to become a pastor when he grows up.

During each Christmas season we hear about Jesus everywhere, including our workplaces and on TV. Because of this greater openness, it’s a great opportunity for all of us to share the gospel—and it’s a good opportunity for the orphans you support do so as well.

Here’s the story about how Joseph, a young orphan boy in Myanmar, seized that opportunity.

Joseph lives at Tha Kim Foundation Orphanage. Though only 13 years old, he wondered about his school teacher’s eternal destiny, and determined in his heart to tell her about Jesus. One day he got his opportunity. After mustering up his courage, he talked to his teacher about God’s love, and how much He desired for her to be saved.

His teacher politely listened, then decided to test Joseph to see if he really knew what he was talking about. She asked him a plethora of the hardest questions she could—and Joseph was able to answer them all. Amazed and baffled, she told Joseph that she’d like to talk with him more about the Christian faith! Perhaps we’ll all be encouraged and challenged to muster up our own courage this Christmas season (and throughout the year).

Thank you all so much for your ongoing partnership with us to raise up orphans, like Joseph, to be disciples of Jesus. May the Lord bless you!

Elisabeth Walker
Director, Orphan’s Tear division

Parting Shot

Meet Jacob, who was first photographed by us in 2008, and again this year—see how much he has grown in the past 5 years!

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