36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Just minutes after surviving what turned out to be one of the most disastrous earthquakes in history, Dr. Henry Tristram Holland and his son Dr. Harry went to work helping survivors, treating wounds, directing the removal of corpses, and giving injections in an effort to prevent a cholera outbreak.
Mr. Fernandus was touched by the poor condition in which the sick and abandoned Adivasi children were made to live in, so with a heart full of compassion, he made it his duty to care for the worse-off among these children from his very meager resources. He fed them, housed them, and taught them the way of the Lord.
Mary Bird committed to using her gifts to care for mentally unstable people in Kerman. With courage and love, she cared for them; confident that Christ Himself was within her and ministering to them.
While Sarah is committed to helping prostitutes turn a new leaf, her husband Joshua, is committed to helping victims of human trafficking regain their freedom. Together, they make a team, committed to helping these vulnerable groups of women.
Dr. Bob Pierce's heart of compassion toward a young orphan girl in China challenged other believers to rally together and support children in similar conditions, with over a million children around the world currently benefitting.
Inspired by the selfless example of a missionary in China who laboured to keep hungry children alive; Bob, a UN war correspondent to China, was moved to do something about the condition of the hungry Children in Korea. Like that kind missionary woman, he too, armed with faith in God, started an orphanage in Korea.
When Sundar Singh visited the Lepers' Home at Chandkuri, he spoke to them of the love of God and also demonstrated that by taking the time to speak individually and bring comfort to the sick there. Even before leaving, he left them with the comforting prayers of Apostle Paul; asking that God's peace remain with them!
Twenty-year-old Smith Wigglesworth had a heart for the poor; he would work and earn good money but would then go ahead to spend it all on the needy leaving nothing for himself. And he wasn't only concerned about their temporal needs, as he was used by God to bring many of them to His Kingdom!
On a rather cold night, Dr. Andrew Park Stirrett was in the slums of Liverpool to lodge, just so he could minister to the souls there. And finding a young homeless fellow shivering in the cold, he gave up his room, and food for that needy fellow. Choosing to instead, exercise through the night, it was just then that a friend saw him and took him home for night!
When in 1877, a famine of unprecedented levels struck China, strenuous efforts were made by God's people across denominational lines to provide relief for the country's people; many of whom were dying daily in their hundreds. God's people put their life on the line, notwithstanding the initial opposition from the government with some paying the ultimate price.