Stories from our work make an impact in this new devotional.
JMI is thrilled to be featured in Kelly Minter’s new 2023 book, The Blessed Life. This beautiful devotional takes a 90-day journey through the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Along the way, Kelly shares her heart, including touching stories about her travels to the Amazon and Moldova as a longtime partner of our organization.
A main focus of her devotional is Jesus’s famous Sermon on the Mount. Kelly imagines what that scene could have looked like and relates it to one of her first of many trips to the Amazon jungle with JMI.
“We were in a village partnering with an indigenous pastor to assist with a day camp and worship service for kids and families among the riberinhos (people of the river).”
That day proved a turning point for Kelly, as what appeared to be barely-organized chaos of men, women, and noisy children turned into a powerful image of the body of Christ.
“The physical needs of the riberinhos in many ways resemble the ones of Jesus’s first-century followers.”
In The Blessed Life, Kelly also shares about how her experiences with JMI have helped her understand more about not only asking God for daily bread, but trusting Him to provide it in sometimes miraculous ways.
“Families in the Amazon have testified of fish leaping into their canoes, without a fishing pole, in the middle of famine conditions. Moldovan orphans tell stories of praying to God from sparse bedrooms in abusive homes who were soon delivered into JMI’s loving transitional homes. When we seek God to meet our needs, we find Him to be a powerful Provider and also a kind Father.”
We are excited that through this new devotional book, more people will be able to hear about the men, women, and children that we serve and how God is using JMI to help make justice personal in their lives.
The Blessed Life officially releases on February 7, 2023, but is now available for pre-order.Learn More