Wonderfully Made: See the amazing things God has done in the lives of Tada, Phil and Natalie
Last year, you met Adventure Man, Mr Determined and Captain Kindness. One year on, we caught up with them and witnessed first-hand how God has been at work in their lives in miraculous ways
Phil is learning to communicate through an iPad.
Tada survived a life-threatening head injury. Phil learnt a new skill that has transformed his world. And Natalie is thriving in her foster family. Last year, you came alongside these three superchildren by supporting Wonderfully Made. Now, we hope you’ll be excited to see them again and witness how your prayers for them have been answered.
Watch the video to see Tada, Phil and Natalie, and to hear some wonderful news!
Two hundred and eighty-eight churches supported the BMS World Mission Wonderfully Made appeal
, and thousands of you gave, raising £157,982.44 for BMS World Mission work in Thailand and around the world. Thank you so much! We are so grateful for your gifts and your prayers. They have had a huge impact in tens of thousands of people’s lives in some of the toughest places on the planet, by God’s grace. And they’ve also made a real difference to Natalie (aka Captain Kindness), Phil (aka Mr Determined) and Tada (aka Adventure Man).
Tada is still as adventurous as he ever was. We’re not sure if he was just showing off for the camera, but he also seems to be using his energy to keep Hope Home looking its best!
As you heard in the video, Tada had an accident at his school that resulted in a serious and potentially fatal head injury. The doctors couldn’t understand how he survived it, but we know that God saved his life. BMS nurse Judy Cook swiftly removed Tada from that school and he now goes to a different one with some of his friends from Hope Home. Thank you so much for praying for him through Wonderfully Made. Tada’s recovery is one amazing example of God answering your prayers through the year. And it’s so exciting to see.
Natalie is thriving in her foster family and is enjoying going to school. She still loves to sing.
We are also really excited about the progress Phil has made in communicating using a specially customised iPad (if you haven’t seen him in action, watch the video!). He’s now able to let his Hope Home family know what he is thinking – freeing him from the frustration of being unable to communicate his thoughts, feelings and desires. He’s also hugely developed his mobility and is now able to walk with support and use his legs to wheel himself around in his wheelchair – giving him much more independence in movement (although admittedly at the risk of other people’s toes!).
We hope that seeing Phil’s newfound ability to communicate, watching Tada scoot around the garden – alive and well against all odds, and hearing Natalie sing Jesus’ love is very wonderful brought as big a smile to your face as it did to ours! You’re a part of their stories and their happiness, and we are so grateful to you.
From Judy and everyone at Hope Home – thank you!
This story was originally published on the BMS World Mission website and is used with permission.