Finding inner peace through prayer is central to the rehabilitation programs at the Campus of Hope. Today, the children of hope did exactly that, as they gathered in prayer to celebrate the International Children’s Day for 2018.
Holding hands around the ‘Peace Garden’ created Miss Leilua Lino, a survivor of incest rape who is now recognized as one of the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018, it was simply heaven on earth. As the sun rises, the birds chirped and the breeze soothes the skin, the babies, the toddlers, the special needs, the young and the old, rejoiced to the God Almighty in singing and in prayer. The SVSG President, the staff, the SVSG Juniors, the matrons who looked after the children, the security guards, and the groundsmen joined in the prayer celebration.
Who wouldn’t rejoice when according to Matthew 19: 14, Jesus said, “let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these.”
And this was the message from the children of hope today, that despite all the hardships of this world, Jesus remains their true friend. In prayer, this is the Children of Hope’s way of voicing their support for millions of their peers worldwide who are unprotected, uprooted and unschooled. It is a solidarity movement by the children residence of the Campus of Hope.
President Siliniu Lina Chang appealed to the children to always remember to pray not only for themselves, but also for all the abused and troubled children who are out there in our community, and the world over.
“May God continue to bless all our children, the donors and supporters, as well as the workers who have been hand pi cked to carry His work throughout the land. To God be the glory always,” said Siliniu Lina Chang.
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