Bishu works in a small roadside restaurant in India, carrying tea and coffee to customers as a way to help support his two siblings and his parents. At the age of seven, Bishu’s mother pulled him out of school after his father died. But because the family needed his meager income, Bishu was more than willing.
After long days of carrying tea and coffee, Bishu goes to bed early each night so he will have the strength to face the next day. This has become his “new normal” in life.
Recently, Bishu began attending a J127* club in the slum of Dakshinpuri. At first he only went for the snacks, but in time began to listen to the stories that were being told about the God of all creation. These stories of God so impacted Bishu that he began to pray and have faith in God. Now he waits on God, because he believes that God will come through for his family.
I pray and believe that God will help us to see better days.
Bishu once carried only tea and coffee, but he now carries the hope of God within him as well.
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 nkjv
God, we thank you for using Bishu’s life to teach us how to persevere in what seem like insurmountable circumstances. We put our hope in you once again, and believe that we too will see better days.
Do you carry the hope of God within you?
*Update: In 2018, David C Cook transferred oversight of the J127 clubs to an in-country partner which continues to shepherd and grow this program. By supporting David C Cook’s Life on Life curriculum, you will be helping support this program as well.