The school where I work has weekly worship services and collects offering to support various missions throughout the school year. Jesus spoke often about taking care of the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Last year our little school raised $1000.00 to purchase a “Jesus Well” for Gospel for Asia ministries. The need for these wells is so incredibly urgent and dire. The “Untouchables,” as their called, are often shunned away from wells that the higher-ups in society gather water from because they are considered worthless, unclean, an abomination. These women must walk for miles in hopes of getting water. Their stories will change how you feel about your everyday life. Hopefully, it will inspire you to do more, to see more clearly how your life, your struggles, your resources can be a blessing to someone else. You can read these stories and many others about how Gospel for Asia ministries is changing lives through Christ at http://www.gfa.org/.
The portrait is a blend of a few photos I researched on line. After reading again yesterday how GFA is working to address the great needs of people in Asia, I felt compelled to do a portrait. Here is my attempt at honoring the women of courage who fight daily to provide for their children, overcome abuse, and merely survive. May God show us all how to use the resources He has given us to reach out to others for Him. God’s peace.