More Of His Tribe

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing. First Thessalonians 5:11

Born with a sight problem that little was known about in his generation the educational system had just overlooked him and left him to forever be behind.

When I met him he had already achieved a degree of success and was serving our children’s home as a house father. By today’s standards he would never have been given the opportunity to serve, but because of different requirements in those days he was chosen.

I knew very few men in my service with the home that could calm a child down, get his attention, and over the long run build a self value in the child like he could. Take the boy that most of the world would throw away place him in this man’s home and in time you would harvest a man of character. His secret? I think he knew what it is like to be thrown away and he was determined that he would discover the ‘gift’ that each person has and help that person discover it for themselves. He knew how wonderful it felt to have someone believe in you and he passed it on to others. We need more of his tribe.

Ivan

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