One Child Campaign is a ministry outreach of Faith Central Ministries. The vision of the Orphan Awareness and Vision trips is to create a united effort of ministries to give voice to the over 5.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and around the world. This will be accomplished through sponsorship, empowerment and discipleship that will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the children. This trip will immerse you into the lives of orphans and street kids. It will create an experience that will raise awareness not only to the orphan, but also for the body of Christ to realize the impact it can have through advocacy and adoption. An important part of our ministry is to provide resources for adoptive families. This is a mission to raise up a generation with selfless faith. Together, we can breathe hope into the orphan crisis.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Man Up...and Simply Love: A Call to Action
Some days, I wait for inspiration to write. Some days, I try to force some deep thoughts and feelings to come to the surface. Some days, it flows without me asking for it. I realized this afternoon when asked to write a new post, that I don’t need pretty words, I need REAL words.
My “realness” for you today is simply this…
6"Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?--when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rearward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, `Here I am.' If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger and speaking vanity,
10and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall thy light rise in obscurity and thy darkness be as the noonday.
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.
12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places; thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations, and thou shalt be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Paths to dwell in.
This is the calling of the church. YOU are the church. To be Jesus in the earth to man up and simply love. That’s it. It reminds me of Matthew 6:33 where we are commanded to seek first HIS kingdom. Though I have so many other earthly things to think about and “worry” about, my question to you today is what are you doing right now, today to affect eternity. How often have I put the Great Commission over the Greatest Commandment? I think almost daily. Today, I would like to call you to a fast, it might sound a little absurd and out of the box, but think about fasting a few cups of great coffee, or fast going out to eat next Sunday or skip a few trips to the mall and instead help us by joining forces.
I hope that you will join One Child Campaign in our complete support of Kingdom partners that are right now being the Repairer of the Breach to trafficked women in Moldova and an impoverished village in Haiti. Two of our strongest partners in ministry are Tom Davis of Children’s Hopechest and Roger and Kari Gibson of “Simply Love” and “Man Up for Orphans”. Beyond partners, we are honored to call them friends.
The rest of this week only, we need to share the message of hope that only Jesus brings by purchasing a total of 1,000 shirts. We have only a few more days, you may not “need” another shirt but girls in Moldova and a whole village in Pignon, Haiti have needs that we could never imagine being without. This is not a hand-out, it’s a call to action, a call of advocacy. A call for you to fulfill what the prophet Isaiah talks about…the time for the compassion and justice to rise is now.
Here is the link, let’s DO the impossible…share it with everyone you know, because I know for a fact that these causes are ones worth fighting for…these are causes we have given our lives for and for us to sit back and think we cannot do anything is a lie of the enemy. Not that you need any more incentive, but for every shirt that you buy, you are entered in a drawing to win a free mission trip. You are needed on the frontlines and ou need to SEE the frontlines…click this link and lock arms with us. Nuff said.
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