Carrying a bag on his
shoulder, a little boy walks across a garbage dump. Every so often he stoops to
pick something up—anything that his family could sell. The few pennies he earns
this way are essential to their survival.
Compassion for children like him brought Clara Biswas from her home country of
Bangladesh to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to serve as a missionary.
Through a local ministry, she helps more than 600 children in public schools
with classes in music, computer science and art. Facilitating medical care and
better nutrition meets immediate needs, while scholarships and vocational
training prepare them to escape poverty. And weekly Sunday school classes bring
joy into the children’s lives with Bible stories, songs and crafts.
“It is joyful to watch the faces of happy children as they go to places they
had never gone before,” Clara says.
For vulnerable yet resilient communities, supporting United Methodist
missionaries like Clara is one way to put your love into action.
So grateful that we have a partnership with our own missionary and, through the General Board of Global Ministries, are connected with folks like Clara all over the world!