Monday, April 15, 2013

The Least Of These

Remember back in February when I was raising money for an organization called Mocha Club, specifically for Women At Risk? Well, if you remember correctly I far surpassed my first goal of helping two women off the streets in Africa and we actually helped THREE!  This week, I will be finally taking upon the challenge that I promised I would if you helped me reach my goal and I will be hitting the streets of my hometown to talk to and encourage the women involved in trafficking and prostitution here. I will be joining up with an organization called Inner Beauty Center at 9pm central on Friday Night...and it's not really the best neighborhood, so if you think about it, keep me in prayer. I'm definitely feeling nervous.

Anyways, I have another opportunity for you to make a difference. My friend, L, from All Glorious Within is raising money for Orphan Care during the month of April. I'll let her tell you what she is up to!

Hey Friends! 
 I am so thankful to Julie for allowing me to come and greet you all here in this space of hers and to share with you something the Lord has placed on my heart. 
Following my senior year of high school, the Lord orchestrated in an incredible way a trip to Africa which was totally unexpected. You can read the details here

 Since then, the Lord has been laying things related to that trip even more specifically on my heart. Changing me to love like He loves in many ways.

 Breaking my heart for those who feel unloved.
Giving me a heart specifically for orphans, adoption and Africa.
You'll have to watch this space to see what He continues to do with those heart stirrings. 
I have no idea what the future will hold and what the Lord has planned for us specifically yet. 
 I am hoping doors will open for us to pursue foreign adoption at some point.
 Maybe even heading to Africa long-term should that be what He calls us to.
 But for now, while waiting on further leading, I feel His particular burden to care for orphans where I am now, even if unable to adopt at this point in life.
To make it a priority to take action. Even if that doesn't require packing a suitcase and heading halfway around the world.
'Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27
The way I felt the Lord laying on my heart to care for orphans was through an organisation called the Mocha Club. They are an incredible organisation with existing long term projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe who work to provide for orphans and vulnerable children

  So this month I am partnering with them in doing something called a purpose project. I raise a specific amount of money for their orphan care projects, then should I meet my goal....I do a project so that my fundraising has a purpose. 

  The Goal:  Raise $750 for orphan projects ongoing in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe  

  (This will provide care for 3 orphans for a year) 
  My Project:    Once the money is raised, I will be running a 5K race aiming to beat my high school record of 26mins. 
  (I have started training!)
  How can You help?
  I am looking specifically for people to partner with me financially. 
 I realise money is tight for so many people right now. Myself included. But any donation NO MATTER HOW SMALL helps achieve this goal of working together to change the lives of three orphans.

 I opted to give up a Starbucks latte a few times this month and instead donate to the project. (So even $5 will help!)

 I can't do this without your help, friend. =) 


I would also love it if you would share about this project through social media! 

Please tweet or post to fb so that others may hear about this project!  
 Thanks so much for reading, sharing, donating, however you are able to help! 

 I am so thankful for each of you! 
So excited for her and for another opportunity to give into an amazing project.
I helped L by donating , will you?

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