1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but when the time of perfection comes, we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Casibo begged God for a miracle.
His huge black hand grabbed mine as we formed a prayer circle some 75 feet above the Dakar neighborhood where the bleating of sheep and the rhythms of West African music blended together. I could instantly tell his hands were way stronger than mine.
So was his faith. Casibo begged God for a miracle … something only God could do: turn those five stories of newly poured concrete into a modern school and dorm where Senegalese street kids could receive a dignified education and learn a marketable trade.
Casibo knew the importance of education. Born in Haiti and raised in Venezuela, two of the poorest places on earth, he dreamed that someday he could rescue vulnerable children. Then he met Rosimara, a Brazilian missionary serving in Venezuela. They fell in love, married, and moved to Senegal, West Africa, where street children abound.
Together they pioneered “House of Hope,” rescuing, educating, and training Senegalese street children. They became “Ma and Pa” to some 30 abandoned kids. An unexpected donation allowed them to take a huge step of faith: build a five-story building that could house school classrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a dorm. And here we were. Standing atop a concrete skeleton, five stories tall, and begging God for help in finishing it!
And God did!! Today that miracle building has been completed. The classrooms are in full use, along with the kitchen, dining area, and dorms. Just last week, they inaugurated the Prayer Center for the Nations … right on the very spot where we stood with Casibo and prayed! Every day, it is filled with children raising their voices in faith, asking God to bless other children around the world as He has blessed them!
Thank God with us for “the miracle” that now houses the House of Hope School … as well as for the many miracles happening daily inside that building as children’s lives are being rescued, touched by God’s love, and wonderfully transformed. He knows every one of those children completely, as well as he knows and loves you and me.