The Garden of Hope is an organization offering help, care, and hope for women and girls who are under-privileged, who are victims of abuse, who have been trafficked, and/or who have been abandoned. It’s here where God has opened up many doors for me (Kelley) to serve through Bible studies, shelter ministry, teaching, and translation. Our church, Taipei Truth Church, has had a relationship with the Garden of Hope for some time, as others from the congregation have served there before, or are currently serving there. I feel extremely blessed to have been led here, and can already see myself growing as I get to serve, minister to, and love these needing people. Last week as I was visiting one of the shelters set up for teens coming from domestic violence, abuse, and abandoned backgrounds, I had the chance to talk one-on-one with a 17 year old girl, and share with her about the gift of prayer. I shared how God is listening to her too, and wants to be her help. At the end, I got to pray for her as well. It was a sweet time, and I trust the Lord is going to keep working not only in her heart, but the others as well.
Thanks be to God, for He is our Hope and ever present help in times of trouble! May these precious ones know that truth as well!