Even if My Father and Mother Abandon Me . . .
Recently we visited the city of Davao on the island of Mindanao. There Go To Nations missionaries Ken and Cris Sandberg run (along with Bible schools, a church, and several other projects) the Living Stones Orphanage. There I met Baby B (pictured) a foundling, that is his mother left him at the door step of the orphanage.
Being a father of four, I cannot even imagine the heart-wrenching decision it must have been to simply leave your child at an orphanage, with the hope that he would have a better life. Looking at him I saw the faces of my own children, he even looks like he could be a relative!
Baby B is doing much better. He is healthy, strong, and active, and he will probably be adopted by a North American family or European family within the year.
Testing your teeth can be painful.
This is painted on the front wall of the orphanage:
Even if my father and mother abandon me
the Lord will hold me close.