Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blessed are the peacemakers

When I'm discouraged from preaching in the orphanages, I think, "that's okay, there has to be some other way to influence the children." I pray for them to be placed in Christian families. I spend time with the orphanage staff, dreaming that the director and eventually the whole orphanage will come to know Jesus.

But maybe it will start with the children.

When I was visiting last week, a fight broke out between two boys after playing a game led by some university psychology students. I was there during the aftermath.

One was in tears, the other indignant. Having witnessed the conflict, Danya looked at me and said, "don't worry." And proceeded to try to make peace between his two groupmates, urging the offender to apologize and the offended to forgive.

I was touched by his example.


  1. I'm in love with that child.

    What was the game, for heaven's sake?

  2. Some kind of charades where you had to make people guess something. But boys will be boys. They don't need any special reason to fight....

  3. Danya is an angel, literally!! What a wonderful child!

  4. I wouldn't go that far! :) But God does seem to be doing something in his heart.


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