Jo was invited to volunteer at the Compassion Experience. This event is hosted by Compassion International in order for people to walk through and experience what life is like for an impoverished child. It also shows how donations have tremendous impact on the lives of these children. You can learn more about this experience here.
One particular five year old girl from Ghana, Africa, who shared her story in the experience, moved Jo’s heart. She learned this young girl would be sent to the jungle night after night by her grandmother in order to stay safe from the rebels killing innocence in their region. Help from Compassion International has impacted this girl’s life significantly. Now, a grown woman, she holds a leadership position and has adopted several children out of war torn countries. Jo realized the impact that she would have on the child’s life she and her husband had already adopted. Not only did the experience of walking through the exhibit encourage Jo of their decision to adopt, but also meeting such compassionate people with a heart like her own resonated with her to want to do more and possibly work in some kind of non-profit capacity.
As Jo pondered this event on her drive home, out of the corner of her eye she saw a flash of white and quickly thought, “What was that?” She turned the car around, pulled aside the road and was in awe at what she saw. She looked out of the car window and saw an albino deer leaping and playing with another brown doe in the distance. A very rare sighting as roughly 1 in 20,000 exists and it is very uncommon to catch a glimpse. Jo smiled inwardly as she felt the presence of God in this occurrence. Seeing the deer and watching them play made Jo feel as if God had heard her prayers on the way home from the event and sent these deer along her journey for confirmation she was on the right path. She thanked God to be able to witness His creation in front of her. Jo felt awe, shivers, and delight knowing that God allowed this once in a life time moment to occur at that specific moment for her to witness. God is interested in every detail of our lives.
We talked about how many times God allows these things on our path but our society is too busy and we miss them. Have you experienced a miracle such as this? If so, I would love to share your story, email email@example.com for an interview via phone, email or in person.