WE ARE SAYING YES
A personal blog from Marcus Lamb | Posted Nov 8, 2017
As Daystar has grown, so has my ability to say “yes.” Anyone who has ever stared in the face of human suffering knows how hard it can be when you realize that you don’t have the resources to meet the need. But by the grace of God, and the generosity of our many partners, we are often able to go in to the most desperate situations and shine the light of God’s love through giving.
So when one of my dearest friends, Philip Cameron, contacted me to say that his organization was offered an opportunity to save 90 orphans, I couldn’t resist. As the founders of The Orphans Hands in Moldova, Philip and his wife, Chrissie, go into one of the most poverty-stricken nations in the world and bring hope to children who would otherwise be abandoned to a life of despair.
They are easy prey for traffickers, often left behind by parents who are alcoholics, struggling to find work, or pursuing some other path that might—at least for a moment–help them forget their present reality. But through The Orphans Hands, these children are rescued, restored, and adopted as sons and daughters into a loving home.
As a long-standing supporter of this ministry, my heart rejoiced when Philip told me that God had opened the door to purchase six homes in a one-time commercial property known as Vatra Village. Located on prime real estate only 100 yards from Moldova’s largest lake, these homes will eventually be able to accommodate kids who, without help, would most likely face a future of pain and uncertainty. In desperate need of space, The Orphan’s Hands had been praying for a breakthrough. And I believe they got it.
For our part, Daystar gave a foundational gift of $100,000 to buy and renovate the first home. To say I’m excited would be a huge understatement. As believers, THIS is why we’re here. Working with The Orphans Hands, we will transform the lives of children who will one day impact their families, communities, and nations.
Knowing that, together, we get to reach into their suffering to bring hope and healing is beyond words. Each year, we send our partners gifts for their willingness to sow into Daystar so that we can give to ministries like The Orphans Hands. But the truth is there is nothing I could ever do to repay them for what they’ve given me. When I think of the many blessings that have been poured out into my life, one of the greatest has to be giving me the ability to say “yes” when so much is at stake. And for that, I am eternally grateful to God and the many who make it possible.