Everyone Counts

Posted on 2nd February 2016 by Chris Jones

When we visited the Asochin tribe, it was such a joy to meet literally everyone by name! Villagers waited for hours to greet the team on their arrival and as you can see from the photographs, we had the opportunity to meet each one by name.

As we shook hands and greeted each of these precious people, it was evident again why we do this work. We do this work because we know that everyone counts - everyone of us is equal, known by and loved by God. And, as an expression of what He has done for us, in loving us first, we want to reflect that love to others around us.

It is very easy for us to look down on others whom we see as below us in status or ranking, or to look up to those whom we see as more important than ourselves. It's very hard to treat everyone as equal in worth and recognise that everyone counts. Whether they are poor, crippled and illiterate or rich in education and resources.

But when we recognise that 'everyone counts', we start to change our behaviour and we find our eyes are opened to find joy and friendship in unexpected places.

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