Friday, February 24, 2012

Don't Stop At Pity

Don't Stop At Pity
"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him."
Hudson Taylor

Moving - Beyond Pity

He sat motionless on the bare concrete floor at the far end of the room, back against the wall, head between his knees and no clothes to cover him. Ten other children sat, lay or played in the same room but nobody went near him. The shame this 8-year old boy experienced crawled over me as I gazed at him.

What had he done to deserve this? I didn't understand and it frustrated me. I wanted to pick him up and hold him, tell him everything was going to be okay and then DO something about it - but the circumstances wouldn't allow it.

The plight of the orphan- their struggle for life - feels weighty and naturally stirs feelings of sorrow and pity.  Unless we act - unless we move from pity to compassion we leave the needy just as we found them.  Even if we just sit down next to them, laugh with them, or even cry with them - we offer them some comfort (2 Cor 1:3-4)… but we must move.

Experiences like this moved our family - not to feelings of guilt but to a sense of responsibility. Our hearts hurt for children just like this one. But how do we MOVE beyond the experience of pity? We can start by asking, "Lord, what will I do?" Then we must use the talents entrusted to us as He directs.

Our oldest son, Mason has done just that. Being given a heart to move to and live in Ghana and help the helpless, he has also used his God-given musical abilities to write a song for these hopeless ones to raise awareness. At the request of our friends and partners,  Feeding The Orphans (FTO), Mason wrote and recorded "The Cry," and FTO developed the video. You can check it out on You tube by following the link.

Praying - The Need

We will continue to pray for you - for your heart to beat in resonance with the Father's, for your life to manifest His glory, for you to rejoice with Him in His great joy and for you to be broken where His heart breaks.

How can you pray? I'm glad you asked!

  1. Justice for these children and the fatherless like them all around the world (Psa 82:3).
  2. For the gospel of Jesus to reach and redeem those who have never heard (Rom 15:20-21; Isa 55:11).
  3. Peace in our family, especially for the boys in the midst of and on the verge of many changes and transitions.
  4. Robin's maternal grandmother had a stroke 2-days ago and is not doing well. Please pray for her and the family.
  5. For us to be full of the Holy Spirit - we need to serve with His wisdom and strength, not our own.
  6. For the remaining financial partners needed to reach our goal.

Providing we have all of our support, we anticipate moving to Ghana around the middle of May - giving our boys a chance to finish out the school year before we go.

Ghana Info

Population: 23.8 Million
Orphans: 1.1 Million

Ministry Partners

We are so grateful for those who have chosen to partner with us! You have helped us reach 87% of our need to move to Ghana. We have also received pledges totaling 75% of our monthly costs.

We are so close and need just a few more pieces of the puzzle to come together. How would you like to be the last piece placed in the puzzle? Please pray about joining us with a monthly pledge.

If you want to partner with our family, you can donate online at World Outreach. Select our name from the drop-down list and donate. Recurring monthly gifts can be setup with online giving. Or you can mail your gift to:

World Outreach Ministries
PO Box B
Marietta, GA 30061

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