A special word of hope in this new year, from The Forsaken Children's Co-Founders, Joe and Karyn Bridges...
As we start 2017, our hearts are full to overflowing!
You see, over the past 3 months we have had the privilege to RESCUE, with our wonderful Ethiopian team, 10 boys from the streets. This was the 13th group of boys to work with. Day after day we worried about those who didn’t come to the center, we did internal summersaults when a missing child returned, and we prayed that each boy would be willing to do the hard heart work necessary to GO home and STAY there in the family God intended for them.
Just this week God started the process of RESTORING these boys to their families.
I (Joe) got to go with my sweet friend, Frazier, to find his mom. Kanu, a key part of our Ethiopian team, gracefully and skillfully lead us through this process and started to REBUILD this family that, believe me, has absorbed more than its share of blows from the enemy.
Here we are at Frazier's reunification with his mother.
Now, the work continues for all of us. Frazier, and his 9 friends, need our ongoing care and encouragement this new year. We have an obligation to continue to REBUILD these families that have cracks in their foundations. Karyn and I are all in this New Year! I hope each of you are with us.
Thank you for praying with us through every hardship and every victory in 2016. Happy New Year!
-Joe & Karyn