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Woman with No Identity

Remember Mrs. Rivero? We gave her a blanket a few months ago from our Christmas Projects.This sweet lady is seventy seven years old and still doesn't have any documentation to prove that she's a Paraguayan. She told me that she feels like a "nobody" because she doesn't have her cedula de identidad (identity card). She is basically a shut-in and it seems like the world has forgotten about this woman. But there is someone who hasn't forgotten....Isn't it amazing that God searches us out and shows his love for us as if we were the only one walking the earth. He knows us more intimately than anyone else and He cares for every aspect of our lives, our existence.

Yesterday we took her to get her Paraguayan document. It took 2.5 hours and she'll get her card in about three months, just in time for her 78th birthday! Here she is walking into the office with her daughter and granddaughter. All she needed was someone to give her a little help...
I told our elderly friend that even though she doesn't yet have legal identity in her country, she has identity in Jesus Christ. Her sense of belonging is in the Lord and that gives her the most important identity she'll ever need.


  1. Such a great way to minister!!! This so touched my heart!

  2. Love that...our true identity is in Him! I keep learning that in newer and deeper ways as He reveals to me how much I still look to OTHERS for my identity. Praise Him He sees us as He sees His son!

  3. What a beautiful post! What an impact this has meant for have waited all these years for that affirmation of her Paraguayan identity... and even more special for her to hear how God knows her and every hair on her head.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings & Aloha!


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