One evening, staff members from a Bridge of Hope centre approached Taizeen’s hut. The grandparents shared all the family had endured and asked if Taizeen could join Bridge of Hope.
“What happened to her?” they asked.
The elderly couple poured out their hearts, telling them how their son-in-law had died and how their daughter was left with two small boys and no way to care for them. They shared how paralysis had taken over, how no treatments had worked and how their grandsons had gone hungry.
The staff encouraged the family with God’s promises and told them about Bridge of Hope. The grandparents listened intently.
Could Taizeen join Bridge of Hope?
The staff members readily agreed, and the eyes of the child lit up. He knew already that an education could help lift not only him but also his helpless grandparents, mother and younger brother out of their poverty.
Hope for His Future
Taizeen walked into the Bridge of Hope centre for the first time, overjoyed. He sat down, knowing these classes would help him and his whole family in the years to come. Hours later, a plate was handed to him, and he watched as food was placed on it. Steam rose to warm the face of the boy who had often gone to bed hungry. Taizeen had known so much sorrow, but now a sense of hope began to set in. He would be okay.
Taizeen’s family, like many others, is now learning how much Jesus loves them, and they’re grateful.