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Monday, November 9, 2009

ONE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ...

The past 3 days have been utterly amazing ... We had 3 Events Friday for 147 (over 9000 meals for Karomajong Children in Uganda will be bought) , Saturday was the SHOW HOPE event w/ Marybeth and SCC, and Sunday was the CRY OF THE ORPHANS Event ... Every face I saw was real to me, every song sung pierced my heart, and every plea made on behalf of the ORPHANS got a big ole AMEN from me ... My heart was breaking and being renewed all at the same time ... God wants us to CARE FOR THE ORPHANS, not just CARE ABOUT THE ORPHANS ... We have to be doers of the word, we have to get our hands dirty and our hearts broken ... We are not the answer, because there will always be poor among us and there will always be orphans, but we can be obedient and glorify the Lord with our actions ... SO IT IS TIME TO GET OFF THE SIDELINES AND JOIN THE BATTLE ... We are warriors for Christ and we can fight the oppression, the loneliness, the hunger, the desolation, and the fear that plagues every orphan out there ... THE HEAVENLY FATHER IS WITH THEM AND YOU CAN SEE HIS FACE IN THEIRS, SO LETS GO ON A TREASURE HUNT FOR THE LORD !!!

HERE IS MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE WEEKEND BY COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL'S PRESIDENT ... "IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN THEN ORPHANS IS YOUR THING!" ... That is powerful and would make a great t-shirt (so don't anybody steal that one from me ... hee hee) ...

I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it is time to mobilize people and start challenging our friends, family, and church to step up to the battle !!!!!

14 kind words.:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

AMEN!

PREACH IT SISTER!

Love you and praising God for the glory He received this weekend for the kingdom work being done in His name!

Hugs,
Jill

Dano said...

true that, gwen.

we need to take some action!

keep up the good work.

PegS said...

I too had a fantastic Sunday as the missions I volunteer with, Tiny Hands International, had a product showing at one of our supporters homes. We had great sales and planted the seeds of orphan work in the hearts of many. Learned that the host family are adopting a girl from Nepal, as well as a friend of their's. Nepal is newly open to this idea. You can check out the work in Nepal at www.tinyhandsinternational.org. On bended knees for the 147!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

AMEN!!!! Preach on sister!

We Are Family said...

AMEN SISTER!

Leigha said...

AMEN!!! Keep on preaching sister, you never know who is reading. I've been following your blog for a few weeks, praying that call comes soon to get your babies home. I traveled with Levi M's mama to our son from ET. We are adopting again from ET.
Blessings,
Leigha

Jewels of My Heart said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Praying for how God will use me.... I love seeing all that HE is doing through you sister of mine...
and praying that your phone will RING!!!
Love you

Jessi said...

Gwen, you don't know me but I follow your blog. I happened to see you on the webcast for Orphan Sunday yesterday. :-)

Anyway, I am excited because I have felt led to really try to ignite the fire within our church to care for the orphan and oppressed children around the world. We had a good turn out in our small church and I feel the fire of Jesus moving us to action.

Discussions last night after the webcast were amazing and I got goosebumps several times. Thank you for sharing your passion!

And hey, if you ever make that shirt I want to buy one. HA!

Rhonda said...

Sending hugs your way, my dear, as you wait!!!! Remember, I earned a Ph.D. in "waiting" when we were waiting on Macy Li! haha!

auntie katie said...

AMEN!!! And i am booking a shirt now. on in every color.


i love you. and if your phone doesnt ring soon, i am sticking joseph and daisy in my suitcase (they are teeny anyway!) and smuggling them home to you!!!

Gillian said...

Yes, Yes!! Only in God's Heart can so much Joy be found!! Bring home those babies, Jesus!!
Love, Gillian

Kimberly said...

We are listening....keep talking. Thank you for all you do.

The Ferrill's said...

Yes!!!!!
Make it a shirt, Gwen! Make it a shirt! ;)
Love you, praying for you....

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Rallying the troops!
Robbie