“Being a part of TFC has re-centered our priorities and given us a new perspective on God as Father,” states Ed. “It’s made me realize, without God we can’t do a thing. It’s brought the scripture from Romans 6, the wages of sin is death, to life for me. It’s the stark reality of a little child dying due to our brokenness; we are all broken and I’m broken to the point when I don’t even have the answers. We all need the Lord.”
It was Don Gilbert, the missions pastor at that time at Joe’s home church, Central Church, in Collierville, who listened to Joe’s dream. Joe told Pastor Gilbert about Nega, who had been his interpreter during the trip and how God had brought these two men together to create what is now known as The Forsaken Children and Onesimus.