Monday, January 28, 2013

My Trip to Africa - Part 2

One of the days we were in Chad we had the opportunity to go to an orphanage. It was amazing to tour the small compound and to hear the story of Domtiné, the founder. He was inspired to start an orphanage when he read James 1:27.

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans
 and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."

He had plans to buy land and build a nice facility, but when faced with lack of funds he decided that the Lord was telling him to start with what he had. So he opened his own house to orphans and has added more rooms as the money becomes available. They are very reliant upon the Lord for their meals and other needs, much like George Mueller.  
 A small girl drawing water from the well.
Domtiné showing us the nursery.
This is inside one of the boy rooms. Bunk beds line the walls.
The orphanage currently houses over 40 children.
After hearing Domtiné's story I have to ask myself, "What have I done for the sake of the Gospel?"

Very convicting stuff. :)
Thanks for reading!

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