Thursday, January 20, 2011

Question of the Day

Why..? Why are there over 1 billion starving people in the world? That's roughly 1 in 6 people on the face of the planet that is starving... I'm not talking about missing a meal every now and then, I'm talking about literaly starving. How can it be that the Lord has given us a planet that produces enough food for each of it's inhabitants to consume over 3,000 calories a day and yet 1 in 6 can't even get 1 basic meal a day? How can it be that there are people intelligent enough to put a man on the moon, and yet we can't figure out how to put food in the hands of those who need it the most..? Is it because we don't care? Please tell me it's not that... It must be more complicated than that..? Is it because we are (by in large) ignorant to the realities of the world around us? Hopefully that's closer to the truth. At least in ignorance we have an excuse, right?. Unfortunately, our ignorance / excuse is being removed as our eyes are opened and focused more clearly. What would Jesus say to us (his followers) if he were walking the earth right now? Would he say "well done faithful servant" or would he be ashamed to see the greed and selfishness that even his followers seem to fall in to? Don't get me wrong, I'm as guilty as anyone... I know many people who are extremely generous with what God has blessed them with. But is it enough? Could we do something more... something bigger? It's my belief that we must. The clock is ticking and time is running out for many people. Sadder still is that many of these people will never have heard the name of Jesus Christ proclaimed before their death.

Let's do something about it! As mentioned Wendy and I are advocating for the children of Tullo carepoint in Awassa, Ethiopia. These kids are beautiful and desperately in need of food, medical care, education, and spiritual nurturing. You have the opportunity to help them on a very personal level. Sponsorship of a child costs $34 / month and provides for their basic needs. It also allows you the opportunity to share letters with them and let them know they are loved by someone. What better way to let them experience the love of Christ. This money, although it doesn't seem like much, goes so much farther than you would expect. For some families this small amount would more than double their entire family income! Would you please be the difference for one of these children?

Dagim Daniel DOB: 3/14/2003

Aklilu Ledamo DOB: 1/25/2004

Samuel Egu DOB: 9/2/2004

Please post a comment on this blog or send us an email at if you would
be willing to change the life of one of these 3 children today!

Praise be to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,

Derek & Wendy

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