BY ISHMAEL R. ADAM, CO-FOUNDER, LOVEDRIVEN MINISTRIES, MALAWI
May 02, 2020
A story is told about a young boy from the Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi. This young boy lost both of his parents at a tender age; and became homeless, hopeless, and meaningless boy; wandering in one of the cities of Malawi.
Just like any other homeless kids in Malawi, he had to develop what I call survival attitude and resilience to get through each day in the worst streets of the city. Every day, he was forced to be 10 times stronger than the rest of the kids to compete with furious men in the city.
All the trauma and struggles he swallowed in the streets made him develop unwelcome behaviors that made him unacceptable in society. No wonder, when he was in high school, he was more than once kicked out of school on disciplinary grounds. Today, that boy is a man with a beautiful family, about to graduate with a master’s degree, and founded a nonprofit organization that aims at providing educational opportunities to potential needy students in his home village.
Friend, the story I shared above is the story of my life; the story of God’s love. Believe me when I say that my upbringing made me a difficult person to love. But over the years, I have seen people loving me wastefully regardless of my history; all for the betterment of my messy life and God’s glory. The person I am today is because of the generosity and love of different people all over the world who believe that my life matters.
Kathy Calvin says that “giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” So, thank you so much for supporting the vision of LoveDriven Ministries; be assured that it will help to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged kids in my village.
God bless you and keep on praying for and supporting us as we are helping to write better stories in the lives of children and youth.