It’s Christmas Eve, and I wasn’t going to post again until next year.
But as I combed through my very backed up email tonight, I came across a reminder from World Help and felt burdened to share one more time about the push to raise funds for 1000 baby rescues by the end of the year.
Erica, a teammate who came to Guatemala with me this past October, has passionately advocated and raised funds for the rescue. In the World Help email, Erica is quoted:
“Getting involved in OBR was not a challenge for me. All it took was carrying a malnourished two-year-old girl into the Baby Rescue Center and seeing the hopelessness in her mother’s eyes. The need for help is urgent. We cannot sit around and depend on others to act. Children are dying now. When I returned, I started a fundraising page to raise money to help more children. Every gift matters in the life of a child, and time is ticking.”
The urgency becomes real when the faces become real . . . when we allow ourselves to see what we would sometimes rather overlook . . . when we make the critical decision to be affected by another’s pain . . . and when we choose to act instead of just watch. – World Help
Yes, the faces, and the memory of Jenri‘s skeleton body in my arms not so long ago, they remind me of my own goal, to raise funds for 10 babies, $12,000.
You can see, I’m not very close yet.
But the year is not over.
And the faces, they keep me going.
And our God is a God of the impossible.
And I’m so aware of the gift God has given me, I want to give in a way that reflects how He gave.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you… 1 peter 1:3-5
I’m wondering, on this Christmas Eve, if you might join me.
Go Here to give a gift that won’t ever fade.
merry christmas, dear one.
Follow our crazy life in pictures. However you like to do. Just don’t stay a stranger, ok?