Drying the Tears Behind Her Smile
Photo by Gospel for Asia
Madura smiled when she was in the company of others. From the outside she pretended everything was ok—but it wasn't. Loneliness and rejection filled her aching heart. Madura hadn't experienced what every child longs for: to be loved by a mom and dad.
Today, Madura is growing in her talents and is doing so with happiness. Now Madura knows she is loved by God and that He cares enough for her to bring her into a community of those who genuinely love her well. She even leads prayer and devotion time at the Bridge of Hope center.
Madura now has a dream for her future. After she graduates, she wants to become a teacher to help the underprivileged children around the world.
"I'm coming closer to my vision, and I believe that God is helping me towards my vision," she says. "It stops my tears . . ."
No longer does Madura have to hide her tears, because she knows if she is sad or disheartened she has people and a loving God who care for her.
"I thank God and the project staff for their encouragement, motivation and blessing through their teaching," Madura says.
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