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The Rock, a World Outreach Center
Dr. Berin here, missionary at large from the Rock to many nations around the world. Many years ago there was a small Bible study group in Minneapolis that gathered weekly, as time progressed, they began taking an offering for world missions. With the funds they raised, they began supporting work among the “garbage kids” in the Philippines. These kids literally live on the edges of a garbage dump in Manila, and their daily food comes from the trucks that deliver garbage each day to the site. The missionary working in that area was providing food, clothing, shelter, and education for these children.
I hate to admit it, but a few days ago I was running late to work. A security guard locks down all the gates when school starts, and being late is quite an inconvenience. I prayed and asked God for grace to somehow make it in, even though I was sure that would require a miracle on the order of stopping time… but God did for Joshua once, right?
As I approached the parking lot, I noticed the gate was still open and the security officer looked puzzled. As grateful as I was to be able to get on campus, my curiosity was piqued so I pulled over. On the grass was the most beautiful red-beaked, white and black feathered duck. Somehow the strange duck had flown over the 15-foot fence just as the guard was about to lock the gate and now he didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t help but laugh with delight as my heart filled with gratitude for the God who answers prayer in such creative ways!
“O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” 1 Chron. 13:34
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