I am hoping
I will hope
When Palsingh was eight years old, his mother died. His father, left alone without his spouse and facing abject poverty, could not care for Palsingh. He did what he could, but it was not enough to ensure his son would have a life, or a future.
He had hoped for better for his son.
On the recommendation of a local pastor, Palsingh came to Vision Nationals-Nepal's campus in Kathmandu. For the first few weeks at his new home, he kept to himself. He shied away from any physical contact. He never laughed. He never smiled. His eyes remained soft and wet from a thousand tears.
He was hoping life would be better, hoping the sadness would fade.
As the weeks and months passed, Palsingh began to emerge from his isolation. He ran and played with the other boys. His voice joined in worship at evening devotions. His smile became more frequent and his tears more rare. He began to realize he had been given a new family. He has brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles who love him. He is learning about a God who holds his future.
Palsingh will continue to hope because he has met the Author of Hope.
This is the joy of Vision Nationals' work in Nepal - it is the joy of conjugating hope. It is the beauty of recognizing the God who pulled us from the deep despair of our past is the same God who provides for our present and will guide us through our future.