restore (v.) to bring back to a former or original state; renew
Vulnerable children who have been rescued, even those who have been redeemed, still need the careful work of restoration in their lives. This is a painstaking process, and can come at great personal cost both to the child and those who work with them.
The steps to restoration are often complex and the path to setting things right can be winding and dangerous. To “bring back to a former or original state” doesn’t mean restoring a child to the situation that caused pain or damage… it means restoring them to the fulness that God intends for them, and walking with them to wholeness.
They need the help that “brings back” what was meant to be, that renews hope, and that lavishes the reassurance that they belong. Your gifts are fueling the restoration!
“…the God of all grace…will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Pet. 5:10 (NIV)