I had heard so much about her and my anticipation heightened on the drive to her home. When we arrived, there were two signs that graced the outside wall. One said MATTHEW 25 MINISTRIES and the other OUR MISSION IS TO FEED THE HUNGRY, CLOTHE THE NAKED AND GIVE SHELTER TO THE HOMELESS.
As we entered the outer courtyard of the small home, we were greeted by toddlers, 13-18 year olds, and to her credit, a young male college student. And then, my eyes came upon her, the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She was wearing a long dress of pinks and purples and her hair was pulled back off her face. She had no features that were striking or attire that was dazzling, but I could not take my eyes off of her.
She told us the testimony of how God chose her to open her home to an orphan boy thru the book of Matthew, Chapter 25. It was an incredible story. She introduced each child to us and those whom were old enough to speak said their name and age. Trust me, it was impressive.
While many of the students sat and talked to and played with the children, the staff was given a tour of her tiny immaculate home. By the time I reached the back room where she was, there we stood alone - face to face. I threw my arms around her beautiful neck and all I could say was “THANK YOU” over and over again. As I wept on her shoulder, she held me and whispered “Thank You” back. The Holy Spirit spoke entire paragraphs between us tho we uttered not a word.
At last I was able to say “Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus for these precious boys and girls. They will call you blessed and do much for Christ’s kingdom because of you”. She replied “To God be all the glory, he has done great things for me!”
As we left, we gave toys, coloring books and games to the children that you, our OPC family provided for us. As a team of 30 people, we were able to pool our fund and give her enough money to supply food for her orphaned family for 3 months! She live on total faith for every need as she has no outside funding for her home. Unbelievable!
This is the short story of Inonge Nawa. Before we left, I asked her was Inonge meant. You guessed it...beautiful woman.
- Kerry Pew