Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”

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Today we spent time with the ladies of Sari Bari in two of India’s largest red light districts. The women here have chosen to work their way to freedom from a life of prostitution by learning to stitch beautiful items using the “kantha” stitch. This is a traditional stitch used by the poor to stitch saris together to make blankets. The lives of women in India are hard….these precious ones in particular.

One of the craft projects that we have chosen to do with the women of Sari Bari and several of the women in aftercare is a sparrow’s nest charm necklace. We want them to have a reminder that if God knows when even a sparrow falls then He is not unaware of them…He knows them, loves them and has a beautiful plan for their lives.

We used the story of Joseph, the son of Jacob, from the Bible to reinforce this. Joseph had many trials and disappointments in his life but God used it all for good to bring Joseph great blessing and even to save a nation from starvation. We reminded them that God may still be in the middle of their story and to not lose hope.

Our team is strong and finished the day full of excitement and encouragement. Everyone spent themselves today but feels that they received more than they gave.