as soon as i posted yesterday, i refreshed my emails. lo and behold if the images and stories below were included. its sorta weird for me to be involved in direct sales because i’m a terrible direct sales person. i never want to bother someone or make someone feel like, “oh dear, here she comes. she’s going to try to sell me something”.
so, with my focus on not bothering people i often times stay quiet.
almost a year ago to date the lord put the desire in my heart to educate myself to what’s going on in the world. to educate myself to the HIV crisis and orphan crisis and the fact that millions, MILLIONS, of people are slaves. right now. in our world. i do NOT want to close my eyes to this and pretend my little world is all there is.i don’t want to be quiet.
jessica, our noonday founder, is incredible. she’s gorgeous. she’s a brilliant entrepreneur. she’s all about OTHERS. i fell in love with that girl from our first little phone interview. i often times tell her she’s one of my heros.
well, she just came back from africa. again. and she visited many many of artisans. her heart broke over so many of the stories and reality of the people there, yet she was also filled with hope. again. inspired by the “ever triumphant spirit of every african” she met.
these people are real. they are. they’re not just a face represented by a missionary’s slide show of someone “out there”. they are real people who are brave and are overcomers and have dreams. big dreams.
so i want to share david’s story with you. i dare you to read it and just go on about your day. i don’t say that in an ugly tone, just from a heart that realizes i myself certainly can’t change the world. but i can change the life of another. and so can you.
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i shared several months , or maybe it was weeks ago, that my sweet savannah is heading over to kosovo to deliver operation christmas child boxes with samaritans purse. you can read about it here
she has been given an amazing opportunity !! many of you supported her on this trip and for that i am eternally grateful!
i would love to ask ya’ll to pray for her. we’re heading to the airport this morning with her, & trevor too! they won’t return until late on the 21st. please pray for safety for the team. pray the people will see jesus in her.
it’s so awesome as a parent, no matter the age of your child, to see them doing what the Lord has called them to do using the gifts He gave them. this is one of those opportunities for dan & i!
yesterday she finished her finals and was heading back home. she wasn’t far from the campus when her car died. little fact for you~ anytime god calls you to do big things, don’t be surprised when trials come along. trying to get you off focus. trying to rob your joy and steal your peace. so to make a long story short, my sweet friend tara just so happens to live in athens and just so happened to be out running errands and just so happened to scoot over and be a support to savannah within minutes of my call to her. another little fact for you~ anytime god calls you to do big things, He goes before you and He will be with you!
each of us has an opportunity to change the life of another. to love on another. to lay down our lives for another. it may be flying overseas to visit babies in orphanages. it may be helping an elderly lady with her groceries. it may be purchasing fair trade products. it may be praying for a 19 year old sorority girl. it may be delivering a shoe box full of goodies to a little one who might not have a stocking full of toys on christmas morning. or it may be driving your suv down the street and loading up a stranded college girl’s luggage instead of shopping a little longer at tjmaxx. you’ll have an opportunity to do something today. i just bet!
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’