‘God wants me to do something’
STERLING – Knock. Knock. You open the door to find a small orphaned child sweating and sobbing in the excruciating heat. He looks up with sad eyes and asks, “Will you let me in, or will you let me die at your gate?” That’s the scenario Bishop Marineni Jacob of the Khammam District of India asked about 200 Sauk Valley residents to imagine. He spoke at a banquet Nov. 16 at the Latin American Social Club in Sterling – an event that raised more than $28,000 for an orphanage.