Yesterday was a blessed day. Hubby made an INCREDIBLE mother’s day lunch of chicken and pasta pesto, salad, and garlic bread… delicious. And my Mother’s Day gifts were so sweet… the theme (again, designed by husband, not kids :)) was that I got a date with each family member. So, for my date with A, I got a gift card to a local coffee shop; with the Big Sis, a date at the local pottery place; and for me and C, a HUGE thing of giant bubbles. How sweet is that!? Yeah, my husband’s creative ;)
Besides the mother’s day festivities, the greatest blessing to my spirit came Sunday morning. Our church hosted The Children of the World International Children’s Choir, a group put together by WorldHelp.
“This inspiring group travels across the U.S. for 10 months, putting a voice and face to the desperate needs of children whose lives have been devastated by civil war, famine, poverty, unclean water, and preventable diseases.”
They were precious. We had the chance to meet two of the girls (from the Philippines) at a student ministries cookout on Friday, and they were full of the joy of the Lord in spite of tragic life circumstances. If you’re not from our church, I highly recommend scheduling the Choir to come to your church, which you can do here. These children are the very heart of God! Watch and listen to their sweet voices here.
In particular, the group was raising awareness and funds for clean water: dirty, contaminated water is the number 1 killer in our world today, more than war, malaria, and HIV/AIDS combined. CauseLife is the arm of WorldHelp that seeks to address and implement solutions to this devastating public health crisis. Please take a moment to watch this:
I challenge you to open your heart to just ONE of these precious children. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $35/month. Click here for sponsorship.
If you don’t feel like you can commit to a monthly sponsorship, please consider a one-time gift. You can donate to CauseLife here. Or, take two seconds to text your support by donating $10 on your cell bill.
I know I post about a lot of different causes and organizations, but I guess my hope and prayer is that even one reader will be moved to action by one of them. Thanks for journeying with me as the Lord continues to open my eyes to the brokeness of our world, and to where He is at work healing the wounds.