As much as the best kind of help for the poor has to do with empowering them and helping them get on their own feet so that they can make a living for themselves (see video in post below)
there ARE many situations that require
like the many homes that take in abandoned babies off the streets
and older children as well.
There's a HUGE NEED of SUPPORT for these ministries!!!
I've had the privilege of meeting a number of wonderful local, Ugandan people
who have stepped out and taken in these precious little ones.
I've LISTENED TO THEM
asked them questions
and looked behind the scenes of these children's lives who have been
CHANGED SO MUCH
just by THEM reaching out and
DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE HUGE NEED!!!
You should read some of the children's stories - WOW!
They will not say it right away
but it is CLEAR
that the single most BIGGEST STRESS FACTOR for them
has to do with the FINANCES - or lack thereof -
to meet the needs of caring for these little ones.
As a matter of fact, I am in contact with one of them
who has been diagnosed with a major health challenge since I got back home.
When I asked her about the main stress-factor, she said it is the
And YES, she DOES trust GOD
But I know from my own experience,
that this area of constant concern can take a toll on you.
I WOULD LIKE TO THROW OUT A CHALLENGE TO YOU TODAY:
Would you allow God to break YOUR HEART with the things that break HIS?
Would you be willing to do SOMETHING???
You can maybe "fast" some of your every day pleasures, or extras
and give the money you save to help run some of these homes?
We CAN spare SOMETHING - ALL OF US!
You can also PRAY!
Or do a fund-raiser
or something else creative.
I have made up prayer cards for about 20 children,
most of whom are in the need of a forever-family,
and I will be making more
as the 20 get snatched up.
There's a photo and some information to help in the praying.
All you have to do is send me an email - address on the right side of the blog
and I will send you a prayer sponsor card that you can print out.
I can also tell you how you can give.
It doesn't matter which country you're reading this blog from
I will be able to find a way for you to channel your finances
with the utmost integrity
straight to where they are needed.
Let's do it!!!
"For I was hungry and you fed me
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink
I was a stranger and you invited me into your home.
I was naked and you gave me clothing
I was sick and you cared for me.
I tell you the truth:
when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters
YOU WERE DOING IT FOR ME."
Matthew 25, 35, 40