Report from Africa #16
We walked into the service this morning as the wife of the pastor held a tiny little baby. The eleven day old infant had been dropped on the steps of the little church orphanage on Friday. Apparently the mother was desperate to get help for her baby and she could not provide.
I took the little nameless girl into my arms and held her through the joyful singing and swaying of the congregation and then Danny’s preaching. She never made a sound, but occasionally opened her eyes and seemed to respond to me when I whispered to her.
I couldn’t help but think of her mother and wonder if she was crying over her decision to give up her daughter. Where was she now and what is her situation. I could only hope this little baby would find a godly family who would raise her up in the statutes of the Lord. Certainly God has a plan for her as he does for all of us.
God has been so good to let us minister to so many hurting pastors and missionaries. They are overworked and tired but never give up. God has opened doors that we never expected with people of all denominations. Many have never been taught the Bible or know very little. Over one hundred attended this week alone.
It’s amazing that they are so open to going deep in the Word and will ask questions for hours. It’s so refreshing to see such a hunger for Truth.
This week Danny will continue teaching pastors out in remote areas and I will be attending Bible study with a group of women, several in missions and some from the community. Thank you for remembering us in your prayers as we remember you in ours.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.