Care | Children | Compassion | Servanthood | Service

The late Toyohiko Kagawa was a Japanese Christian who is well remembered for his contributions to Christian education and the Japanese Labor Movement. He was imprisoned two times for his refusal to approve his country’s war policies during World War II. He is best known for his compassion and service to those in the slums, where he ministered for many years. He fed and clothed those without. He was small but strong. On one occasion he found a baby who had been thrown away. This often happened when parents couldn’t care for their children. When he saw the little girl baby in the filth of the gutter, he picked her up and took her to his home. He called her Ishi (little stone) because she was so cold and so pale and so white. This strong man took this little baby to his room and nursed her back to life. Kagawa knew the little child was dying and he wept. And…

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