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God is our strength


We are thrilled to share a heartwarming video that highlights Desta’s journey and the incredible impact she has made in the lives of the children.

Watch the video (read the subtitles for your little kiddos) and then discuss Desta’s story together.


What kind of work did Desta do before becoming a mom?

Desta did daily labor. She washed clothes and collected water for other people.

Why was it hard for Desta to take care of Zufan?

Zufan was very sick when she was little. Desta took care of her while she was sick and it was difficult.

How does Desta feel in this new life as a mom?

Desta is grateful that God has helped her and for His grace while she took care of Zufan.


Desta’s name means “joy.” We can see the joy in her eyes as she loves her daughters!
The local church in Bako helped encourage Desta as she became a mom.
Many women have to travel to find water, now Desta doesn’t have to!


2 Corinthians 12:9

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.


Desta doubted she could be a mom. How did God help her?

Do you ever feel weak? When?

What does God give us when we are weak?


Desta knows how it feels to be weak and needy. She shared how she didn’t know if she could take care of her daughter because of her sickness. But now we get to see that through Desta’s struggles, God was with her and he gave her strength! The Lord tells us that His grace is enough for us and we have His power working in us when we are weak. That is good news! God is always with us and wants to help us, just like He has always been with Desta.

Close in prayer

Lord, thank you for being with Desta and giving her the strength and grace to take care of her children. We praise you because even in hard times you are with us and want to help us. Help us to look to you when we are weak and to depend on your power. Please keep giving Desta the strength she needs to care for her children every day. We love you, amen.


As a family, go around the house and find a few things you are all strong enough to carry and things only the adults in your house can carry. Now, think about some things that NO ONE in your family could pick up because they would be too heavy! 

Talk about how we, as humans, have limitations. We are not able to do certain things and some things we aren’t strong enough for. Now, talk about God and how there is nothing He can’t do. When we talk about God’s strength it is different than physical strength. Think of times as a family you had to rely on the strength that only God can give. Praise Him for those times!


You Are My All In All

Shane & Shane

Spend time singing together as a family or just listening to the music and lyrics.