Day 16: A Heart’s Confirmation

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Read:Psalms 118:26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you.

“Pastor! Pastor!” Young voices ring out as he walks across campus. One child shows him a high academic mark. A teenage boy hurdles a fence and claims a handshake. A younger girl reaches for an affirming hug.

Over a decade ago, Derli Barbosa became Senior Pastor to the children at Hope Unlimited. “God confirmed in my heart I should be here,” says Pastor Derli. “I have a calling from God. Seeing transformation in their lives and watching them serve God motivates me. Some graduates lead worship at church; other serve as houseparents; and many minister to their families—the very families that abused or exploited them. That is why get up in the morning.”

Pray:Father, for the gift of Derli and his wife Denise, we give thanks. Bless them as they become your hands to these children who need to know the love your touch.

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