Sameer Used to Collect Trash, Now Goes to School


ASIA (ANS) — Sameer lives in a village of snake charmers. He used to help his parents provide food for his family by collecting trash and selling it.

Some men and women like Sameer throughout Asia haven’t had the privilege of pursuing an education themselves, and they are helpless to give one to their children.

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But God loves these children deeply, and He is working in part through Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope Program to give them a chance for a better future.

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Bridge of Hope child sponsorship gives more than 70,000 needy children a daily meal and regular medical checkups for their physical health and development.

The Program helps the children with their education so they can one day get a good job and afford sufficient food, decent clothing, medical supplies and other necessities of life for themselves and for their families.

Beyond this, Bridge of Hope provides the children with opportunities to pursue and even excel in their God-given skills and interests. When you sponsor a child you bring hope to a family and help break the cycle of poverty.

Bridge of Hope staff members are the hands and feet of Christ to the students and their families, serving them with genuine love, compassion and respect. They maintain relationships with the parents and children and offer them counsel, encouragement and, ultimately, give them hope.

Through Bridge of Hope, God is enabling these children to become all they possibly can be, so they can one day be a blessing to many others throughout Asia.

The author of this story, Michael Ireland, is a self-supported media missionary with ANS. Click here to support him as a missionary journalist.