Meet Michael.....street name Tata. He is roughly 18 years old (many of these guys don't know how old they are). This past Saturday Michael was maimed by a train. He was high on drugs and exhausted from being up all night running from place to place to avoid being arrested and fell asleep on the train tracks where many kids spend their days. It is in fact the spot where we conduct outreaches to the street kids. Michael was so deeply asleep that he didn't hear the train coming. In the end he has lost his arm and three toes. In my opinion, it is miraculous that he didn't loose his life!
Our team has been to visit him in the hospital and we are seeing to what needs he has and we will walk with him as far as need be to make sure that Michael knows that he is loved and cared for and that God's hand is on his life. Would you pray for him? Would you pray that God uses this horrific incident and make something beautiful in his life? Would you pray that we can learn what his situation is exactly and that we can help him effectively? We want our helping to point Michael towards a life with Jesus. We want to see him walk with Jesus and be restored to his family.
It is interesting to me the timing of all this. We have worked out tail feathers off to put an art show featuring Streetwise Craft Co products. The aim of this show has been to tell the story of the street kids and to put them in a beautiful colorful light. We want them to be seen as beautiful and vibrant. We want people to see the art work and be inspired to want to help the kids on the streets. We have been planning this show for months and now this came up two days ago.
It has been a stark reminder to me that the hard work we put into our work has eternal significance. That the work we do represents lives and the value of those precious lives.
This is a small sample of the pieces we have prepared.
I understand that some of you may not be able to buy a piece of art but you want to get to involved somehow. How can you do that? SIMPLE! Two ways....
Your time can be given by coming to the Streetwise center in Kalingalinga and going on outreach with us. If you are unable to come on outreach you can give toward the outreach. We buy food and provide medical care for the kids every week. If you are interested in learning more about that you can inbox me at email@example.com for details. And most importantly we need you to PRAY!!!!! Precious kids like Michael are facing obstacles that most of us will never be able to comprehend. Please pray for them! Please pray for us as we go week to week!
Thank you for taking the time to read this!!!!!! Please pass it along if it has touched your heart!!
We love you guys!!!!
If you are interested in giving financially you can to to tsc.nyc Click on GIVE and follow the prompts to MORALES FAMILY / ZAMBIA or you can give through our paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org