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5 with Hearts to Serve

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This article from China Christian Daily shares snapshots of five individual Christians who have a heart for serving specific people groups.

Five Touching Stories of Christians Committed to Serving Vulnerable Groups

"Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." In different places, there are many Christians who, in different ways, are trying to live out the truth of "a kernel of wheat." 

Pastor Ming—Committed to the Deaf 

"The Lord Jesus was not only crucified for the healthy, but also for the deaf and disabled." After being touched by God, Pastor Ming of the church for the deaf in Wanfang, Shenyang, dedicated himself to the deaf as a group and has now served them for more than 20 years. 

Sister Liu—Committed to Abandoned and Severely Ill Children 

Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" (Luke 17:17-18). Sister Liu said, "I would like to be the one to respond to the Lord's love." She has served abandoned children for 26 years. 

Sister Lu—Committed to Visiting Severely Ill, Hospitalized Patients 

"It feels like everyone involved in the visit has real passion in their hearts, and the more they serve the more powerful they become! Whenever we see a patient's needs, we are no longer weak." As a result of a random visit to a severely ill child in the hospital ten years ago, today Sister Lu shuttles through different hospitals bringing comfort to children with severe injuries as well as to their families. 

Repairing Bibles for Poor Believers 

"Are you willing to do something that is humble, trivial, and not seen by others?"

After being moved by this call to service, Elder Xu found himself serving this way, repairing Bibles for others, a service he performed for three decades. 

Grandpa Jin—Committed to the Rehabilitation of Leprosy Patients 

"To live for these (leprosy) rehabilitated patients, I also want to be a recovering person (author's note: to live with them)." After seeing the difficult life of lepers, Brother Jin made a covenant with God: to dedicate the rest of his life to God and to love lepers who are loved by God. For the past 30 years, he has been serving in a leprosy rehabilitation village and is still serving even now at the age of 86. 

"The Christian life is about self-giving," said Grandpa Jin. "I serve leprosy recoverees, not for myself, but for them. If there was only one place left in the kingdom of heaven, I would not go but give it to a leprosy patient. 

Original Article: Five Touching Stories of Christians Committed to Serving Vulnerable Groups by China Christian Daily  
Edited and reposted with permission.

Image credit: Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

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