The Light of the Gospel in Her Life


The Light of the Gospel in Her Life

Emily faced incredible challenges against her when she came into this world. Born in China, completely Blind, her birth parents immediately chose to abandon her. Thankfully for Emily, she was taken in by Christian missionaries who ran an orphanage in the city where she was born.

Growing up in the orphanage, Emily soon learned Braille in both Mandarin and English. In fact, her first memories of reading English Braille were of the Primary Child Stories produced and distributed by Lutheran Braille Workers. At age 6, Emily was adopted by a wonderful Lutheran family in Arkansas who continued to raise her in the Christian faith.

“Lutheran Braille Workers has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My Bible, my catechism, my devotionals, all came to me from LBW, both in China and in Arkansas. When I moved around the world as a little girl, I was scared, but I was able to keep Jesus with me the whole time. I don’t know what I would have done without you. Thank you!”

Now as a young adult, Emily attends Concordia University Nebraska where she maintains a separate set of the Lutheran Service Book (hymnal) at the college’s chapel. She wants to become a missionary after graduation and spread the Gospel to men, women, and children of all ages, especially those who are Blind or Visually Impaired. Amazingly, Emily has already had an opportunity to do this.

“My family took in a foreign exchange student from Morocco my senior year in high school who was also Blind. She was so excited to be able to read a Bible in Braille even though it was not allowed because her trip was paid by the government. When it was time for her to return home, she wanted to keep a few books of the Bible with her and so we took off the covers and anything with writing. She kept the Braille pages which none of the government officials could read. We still talk through our phone apps and she is able to read the Bible to her family. I’m grateful I was able to help her take the Bible back to her home, and I’m thankful Lutheran Braille Workers replaced the books I gave her.”

Your support makes a difference in the lives of so many people like Emily. Your generosity has an impact both in the United States and around the world. You are sharing the Gospel from your home to men, women, and children everywhere desperately seeking the Good News of the birth of Jesus!

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