This young girl and her brother live in a Moken Sea Gypsy village in south-western Thailand. Her people have been repressed for generations. They don’t have rights that normal Thai citizens have, such as voting or serving in any position of political power. When they are issued ID cards, they get a string of zeros. However, in God’s sight, she is learning that she is precious and deeply loved. “For God so loved the world” (including her) “that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him (including these children) should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). There are no zeroes in God’s sight.
Galatians 3:26-28 (NLT) "For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus."
Our partner, Pia, travels to this village situated on an island in Ranong Province. Before the Indian Ocean Tsunami (Dec 26, 2004), there were no known believers in Jesus in this tribe. Since then, Christian workers have helped the Moken people learn about God’s love. Pia follows up on their work and brings true heart love to them. It is beautiful to watch this Thai woman reach out across cultures to teach these beautiful people the truth about how God sees them. They will never be “zeros” in God’s eyes.
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