Decades ago, Frazier Mathis pledged to impact the lives of orphans. Now he’s watching them embrace the same spirit of sacrifice. Tanya Holland has this report.
Todays guest on Meet a Missionary is Frazier Mathis founder, director of Global Vessels. Frazier set a goal more than 23 years ago to make a difference in other peoples lives. He says "the key to life is helping others." That is exactly what you are doing right now in Tanzania, you have built homes and an orphanage for children in Africa – Tell us what that is like, the kids there.
The kids are really fabulous, I can tell you one story about one of your little boys, Simon. What we decided to do was gather food and take it out into the community, and clothing, so we passed out all the food and the clothing and we were done and all the children were excited, they were able to help somebody because we try to instill within them, even though you are an orphan you need to be able to give back. We were riding back in the vehicle and one little boy in the neighborhood runs and he catches up to the van and we stop and he says, “do you have any more clothes?” and we say, “no, we are out.” My little five year old Simon pulls off his shirt and gives it to the little boy. Everybody was just like, “Simon.” We were all in tears because he really got what we were trying to get them to understand. It pays to be of service.
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