RSMI One Child at a Time
Pursue – Overtake – Rescue
1 Sam 30:1-2
“…they had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one but carried them off and went their way.”
Verses one through two tell us that not only had they burned the city to the ground but had also taken captive all its inhabitants; therefore when David and his men arrived, they found their loved ones had been taken prisoner.
Upon this discovery, they raised their voices in great sorrow and wept (1 Sam 30:3-4). David was greatly distressed, not only because he had lost his wives but also from danger since the people were speaking of stoning him. Yet he sought the Lord and was strengthened. From there, he went to talk to Abiathar, the priest. David needed to know through the man of God what the will of the Lord was in this situation.
David’s Mandate is Ours
As David was given the mandate from the Lord to pursue Israel’s enemies and recover their families, we believe Risen Scepter has also received a mandate from the Lord to pursue the children that are so special to Him.
What Child is a Fit for the One Child Initiative?
RSMI does not distinguish between genders or religions when making these considerations!
Where Do We Go From There?
After a child is accepted into the project, they are given the opportunity to be boarded at a qualified school during the week with parent or guardian permission or, depending on location and transportation availability, return home each evening after their school day.
Moreover, RSMI plants a church either near or on the grounds of each eligible education center to bring holistic care to the child again.
What does this do?
This helps the children in the One Child at a Time Program to be given a different view of life. Many of the enormous slums in Africa are all-inclusive, and therefore, the children of these slums rarely see life outside their community. For this reason, they come to believe this not only is but will be what they can expect of their lives from then on.