|Etsubdenk - age 11|
Ever since we attended the Children's HopeChest conference a couple of weeks ago, my heart has been increasingly burdened for the 25 kids at Merkato that still need sponsors. I confess – in the past I have often fallen into a place of apathy, seeing the unsponsored kids more as something I need to get done and less as souls loved by the Lord and needing our help.
We sang several songs during our worship time at the conference that focused on how much God loves us. As I sang the words, I fixed my mind and heart on how much God loves THEM. I shed tears as I sang words of his unfailing, overwhelming love for Our Kids. And now I absolutely can’t get them off my mind.
|Anwar - age 15|
So here is my idea: Let’s have a Prayer Campaign for the unsponsored kids at Merkato. We are looking for volunteers to PRAY for all of the kids who do not have sponsors. This is a great way to bless a child even when you are not currently in a financial position to commit to sponsorship. Many of these kids may not have ANYONE who specifically prays for their needs. Will you help?
Pray for them like you pray for your own children: For protection, for provision, for positive relationships and influences, for success at school, and most of all for salvation. Pray that God will lead someone to sponsor them.
We are NOT trying to guilt you into sponsoring this child! But do pray that God will lead someone else to do so.
|Abudilmejid - age 15|
If you are willing to participate in our Prayer Campaign, please leave a comment with your contact info (or a comment on Facebook or email me) and I will send you a photo and information about the child that you are to pray for.
“He upholds the casue of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free,
The LORD gives sight to the blind,
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
The LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and widow,
But he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”
- Psalm 146:7-9
Break our hearts, Lord, for what breaks yours.