The staff of the Gospel for Asia Bridge of Hope center watched Ayaan blossom. He attended the Bridge of Hope center faithfully and punctually. His behavior toward other students and his excellence in his studies often earned him applause and appreciation. And as Ayaan experienced Christ’s love, he developed the confidence to ask for the Lord’s grace, praying to Jesus before he studied, ate a meal, went to school or took a test.
But a shadow of sorrow hovered over Ayaan’s life. His parents both suffered from physical impairments. His mother struggled with a speech impediment, and his father had a lame leg. Then, only about a year after Ayaan joined Bridge of Hope, the young boy himself became afflicted with a physical hardship.
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