Board members & Fred Paik Alyssa & Children New Hope Church Women’s Group
Hallelujah! We send greetings from Rainbow Family Ministry, which is continuously growing in His mercy and grace. We hope you are staying healthy in this cold weather season.
I would like to introduce three new members to our family: 26-year-old single mother Alyssa, her 3-year-old daughter Ella, and her 1-year-old son, Malachi.
Alyssa’s parents divorced when she was 14, and her father returned to Mexico while her mother remarried and took care of Alyssa and her sister. When Alyssa’s sister turned 18, she left her mother’s house. Alyssa didn’t think that she could continue to live with her parents without her sister and left as well. Later on, she met her children’s father and had a brief period of happiness, but eventually he hurt someone and was sent to prison for 8 years. When she came to Rainbow Family, Alyssa confessed that she had hardened her heart towards the world, and held a deep hatred for her children’s father. However, I know that the Lord has great plans for her future; she loves reading the Bible and every Sunday she worships the Lord with all of her heart. I pray daily for her healing, and ask you to join me in praying for her journey with God.
Mr. Fred Paik, who was the original translator for our book The Narrow Gate, which is currently being printed, came to the last board meeting and I was so glad to be able to meet and thank him in person. It took him more than three months to translate the book and he never asked for any compensation, wanting only to help us with our mission. I pray that The Narrow Gate will give a better understanding of God’s plans for the lost, and that anyone who reads this book and does not know Christ would come to know Him and all his great works.
The women’s group of New Hope Church in Pasadena came to visit us with delicious snacks for our after school program children, as well as contributions for our ongoing building renovation. I thank them for all of their prayer and support.
I thank our friends, our supporters, foundations, and all of the churches that have made contributions towards our building expansion project. However, we still have a long way to go financially. Won’t you join us in this great work to expand our mission to more women and children who need God’s grace? I pray continuously that in the coming year, there will be more supporters so we can finish this project and help our community in a greater and more effective way. I thank you for any and all of your support from the bottom of my heart.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27
I pray that God would bless richly your church, home, business and ministry and that His mighty power be with you always.
Because He lives,
Liz Lee, Director of RFM