Day 15: 30 Days of Prayer for Hope
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
It is hard to imagine that small voices can make such a din, but when a preschool has almost 600 children, it gets noisy—quickly!
Several years ago, we asked a very important question: “Is there a way to intervene in children’s lives before they hit the streets, before they reach the mortal-risk level?” About that time, the City of Campinas asked us if we would consider operating a preschool if the city would completely cover the costs. This was a big step for Hope—outside our comfort zone—but it has been successful beyond all expectations. We see the change in these children, and, just as important, we see the change in their parents who are learning to care for their children in ways that bring the promise of a better future.
Noisy? Absolutely, but it is the noise of joy and hope, and we welcome it.
Lord, we thank you for the children you have put in our care. Bless these young lives. Guide them and their parents to better futures and to the promise of eternal life.