On Daily Faith, joining us is Pastor Erik Reed. He is the lead pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN. Pastor Reed wasn’t always a pastor. In his earlier years, he was a paratrooper in the US Military. On Sundays, Pastor Reed would visit his grandmother and attend church. It’s then when the Lord started to tug on his heart, and he accepted Jesus into his life. Later getting married and starting a family and answering the call on God to plant a church in his community. He thought that life was great until one day realizing that God had other plans. From tragedy to trust, God led him and his wife down a journey over the next decade that transformed their lives to help minister to others dealing with loss, grief, and pain. In December 2019, his family suffered a traumatic event, the death of their thirteen-year-old son. But during this process, they have learned how to give their hearts and lives entirely over to the Lord with complete trust, gaining insight into the nature of God. Trusting in God is not the easiest thing for us to do; however, trust is the highest form of worship. When we surrender our all to the Lord and faithfully walk with Him in our lives, we develop a relationship built on trust that cannot be broken. Although you may not understand your current situation, we want to encourage you to continue to reach out for help and trust the Lord with all your heart. For more information about Pastor Erik Reed’s story, check out his latest blog at erikreed.blog, and for information about The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN, please visit www.tjclive.com.
In the middle of a communist country, we have a village of homes called Vatra Village. Moldova is one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Alcoholism is at a high, leading to an increase in mortality rates across the country. Most children grow up in an orphanage where they are unloved and unheard. They have suffered tragic losses that left them with feelings of pain and grief. Once they come of age, they are sent back to the villages where they came and are subject to the vile risks of human trafficking. We help save these children by bringing them into our homes, teaching them about Jesus, where they grow in their relationship by trusting in the Lord. They now have a big loving family and a safe place to call home. They are currently preparing for their summer program, where they will perform stories from the Bible to share with the youth from their villages using creative forms of dance and reenactments. Thank you for your generous support and continued prayers. For more information about The Orphans Hands ministry, please visit www.theorphanshands.org.