Today, through another series of events that look like the handy work of our loving God, we confirmed one of the boys (remaining nameless for obvious reasons) who entered out stole things from our house yesterday (we did find some things missing after all) is from a family that the Child Services department is monitoring. They have been considering taking this child from the parents, who are neglecting his basic needs. The young boy was missing for 3 days recently, only to be found in another town. We don’t have much information, but what we know grieves our hearts.
We want to walk in obedience to God through this, and appreciate your prayer as we visit with the Child Service people this week, and determine if there is anything our family in particular can do to help. We have a good relationship with the town social workers, and we hope our involvement will only encourage some changes in a positive way. I publish this not as news update, I sincerely ask those of you that read this blog to spend a few minutes asking God for wisdom on our behalf, to be His hands and feet in a delicate situation that needs attention for the sake of the boy and the parents. God is a God of hope, and we feel God would like to insert Himself into this broken home and into their hearts. It won’t happen without your prayer support and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Bruce & Deb