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Curtis’ Corner

April 15, 2018

This week I had the privilege of spending a couple of days working at Hope Harbor Children’s Home. We have supported this Christ-centered ministry near Claremore, Oklahoma for several decades. It provides a home for children, boys and girls, who are from dysfunctional homes. Some of them had to be removed from their homes. Some have been in trouble with the law. What would you expect these young people to be like? You would most likely expect these youths to be unruly, impossible to discipline, out of control, but you would be wrong. I spent time with these kids; eating with them, seeing them in school, in work and in play. The behavior skills these kids learn as they go through the program at Hope Harbor would make your jaw drop. They are respectful. They are well-disciplined. Every child has chores to do and they get them done. Their lives are structured and full. You might expect teenagers living in such a structured environment to be miserable. You would be wrong again. They are a joy to be around. They are happy. They get along well together. They go to church. They learn about Christ. Deuteronomy 14:29 says, “The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.” When some make a sacrifice that is of benefit to those in need, God notices and He blesses the work of those making the sacrifice. That blessing is ours today. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” We support a good work at Hope Harbor Children’s Home, a place where lives are being changed in a godly way. You should go and see this effective ministry firsthand if you get the chance. It will enrich your faith.

Curtis Hartshorn

Curtis1960@gmail.com

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