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How Nomads Made Us Sad

Location: India
Camera info: Canon Rebel 350D • lens 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
ISO 1600 • f 18 • 1/100 sec

What does it take to make a difference in the world? Remember little Jyothi I talked about last week? Jordan, a teenager with a huge heart, used most of her free time to play with her. A new friendship grew. Eventually, a nearby Christian ministry heard the story and offered to help Jyothi get an education if someone was willing to fund it. Her parents were ecstatic, and Jordan immediately signed up to be her sponsor. The team was excited about the opportunity to do something for her.

Then… surprise! Jyothi’s father, who worked at our hotel, finished his job and needed more work. The nomadic family disappeared, and the ministry was unable to track them down. To this day, Jordan keeps pictures of Jyothi to pray over, but whatever happened to this beautiful little girl is a mystery. Not exactly the ending we hoped for! 😦 While this story is sad, not every one ends that way. Partly because of Jordan’s example, I now support another Indian girl through Compassion International. She often writes about how much she’s enjoying school and the friends she makes. A sad tale for one became a bright future for another!

What are some ideas you have to fight child poverty? Do you think they will be effective? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll have a story with a happy ending for you next week – I promise! 😉

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