To God, Every Child Matters

In 1999 Pastor Cheryl Allen and her congregation, comprising mostly African Immigrants, were praying about how they could be a light for Jesus in the dark streets of the inner-city. They discovered that scores of babies were being abandoned every month in Johannesburg. Many helpless infants were discarded in close proximity to their building. Jesus’ words came to mind: ‘Not even a sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it… And you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows’. 

Cheryl knew if God was concerned about a sparrow, how much more concerned would He be about a baby that is gasping away its life in a plastic bag in a dustbin. Every child is precious to God. Jesus wanted them to do something. But what?

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