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Not a Mistake

“I am not a mistake,” cried one 14 year old orphan after hearing how much God loved him and sent His Son to die for his sins. Ms. Mary could not believe her eyes or ears as she witnessed this boy trusting in the Lord Jesus as his Savior and Father! How far she had come from the days when she herself was crying out to God: “I cannot do this any longer, God. You need to give me a break.”

Ms. Mary had been serving in children’s ministry in southern Asia for more than 15 years. But now she was tired, discouraged, battered, and needing a break. Mary began praying and asking God to “use my talents, gifts, in ways you want.” Little did she know how amazingly God would answer her cries to Him.

Today Mary is a volunteer “circuit” evangelist and member of the National Board with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Singapore, traveling primarily to India, sharing the Good News of the Lord Jesus with the “least of these:” orphans, the abused, and children forced into the horrors of the sex-trafficking trade of Southeast Asia.

At one orphanage school system in India, the Good Shepherd Schools, live more than 20,000 children. It is Mary’s joy and privilege to share the Gospel with the boys and girls and staff at one of the schools located in the northwestern city of Lucknow. In one country, Mary regularly holds Bible camps and VBS’ for orphans, teaching them that they are indeed “not a mistake.” Mary is so thankful and excited as to how God is using her and her gifts as she goes to these needy areas sharing the Gospel and encouraging God’s children to consider joining CEF full time so that more and more boys and girls and teens and moms and dads throughout southern Asia may hear the Good News of our Lord and Savior.