Under a tree sheltering from the heat of the day sat the little boy, wearing only an old pair of shorts and a dirty torn vest hanging on one shoulder. There was a momentary lull in the buzz of the flies, as the stranger knelt in front of him. He looked up. The abject hopelessness of his situation and life vividly reflected in his sad eyes.
"I have a little present for you from God" came the soft voice of the stranger, as a paper carrier bag was laid in the boy's lap. "Who is God" asked the boy, "Someone who loves you and cares about you" came the reply. "That's not possible" answered the boy, "Well, why don't you look in the bag and find out".
The boy removed the items from the bag slowly, with disbelief. First a brand new pair of bright blue shorts with three pockets, then some soft sand shoes and finally a multi-coloured T shirt with the words "God loves you" emblazoned across the front. All were a perfect fit. In the bottom of the bag was also enough food to feed his family for two days. The expression on the face of the boy had slowly changed and was now alight with a heavenly glow as he took the strangers hand and said "About this man called God - I really would like to get to know Him"
At Vineyard Christian Fellowship, we have been blessed with amazing contacts to ensure that your help finds its way directly into the hands of the "stranger" and into the very heart of many problems facing different people daily...
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