Saturday, January 25, 2014

Join the Rescue!

I recently wrote on my other blog,, about how I have been incredibly blessed by God; both in intangible things such as my family, friends, the joy, peace and love I have from God and others and tangible things as well. No, I don't have piles of money, do not live in a McMansion, or drive new cars, but I have the money I need to do the things I need to do; and often have some for an "extra" or two now and then.  I have all the clean, safe water I need; and more than I need at the turn of a facet. I have all the food I need; and more than I "need" as I am able to buy food I like and not just what I "need". I live in a house which is warm and dry; and has more room than I actually "need". My husband and I have one car; it is a 2003 and while it isn't "new" it is nice. I think I live a life which is like the lives of most people here in the USA; we have the things we need, and often more than we need. We are certainly incredibly blessed people.

However; in many places around the world there are people who do not have the things we have; they, in many cases, do not even have the things they genuinely need. This is likely true - for the most part - for the children in our ministries as well. As they up, we want them to be children and then adults who are truly thankful for their many blessings, who have a heart for others and who focus on helping and serving those in need. Part of what we do in children's ministry should be to help them grow to be people who do these things!

We can do this by providing opportunities for children to learn of needs people around the world have and give them projects which they can work on so they are able to help and serve people in need. It is for this reason I joined the blogging team at WorldHelp. Each month I'll share an opportunity to get involved and help others; starting this month with their Operation Baby Rescue initiative in Uganda

WorldHelp says; "Approximately 11 million children reside in the dirty, dangerous streets of the Ugandan slums near Kampala, Uganda. They are desperate for help and have little hope for survival. The destitute nation is consumed by poverty and has little to offer these orphaned and abandoned children. Left alone to fight for survival, their situation is desperate and urgent. But we can intervene and save their lives . . . we can restore hope."

Read this link to learn how WorldHelp is saving the lives of babies and how you can help!   While you may not be able to give $25,000 to finish construction and outfit the third baby dorm, you can help spread the word about the Operation Baby Rescue project. You can involve the children in your ministry in raising money to go towards the $25,000 they need. You could also let families know they might be able to help by purchasing an Operation Baby Rescue Necklace, T-Shirt or Onesie as the money you spend on these items go towards the Operation Baby Rescue project. And you can have them all pray.

Please do something. Please do not just read this and care about the project; although I hope you will read this and care about the project. Please also pray and please also find a way you can do something - preferably with the children and families in your ministry - to help WorldHelp as they Rescue Babies in Uganda.

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