Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Praise

I love, love, love this song.  I saw Leeland in concert last winter and this song had tears streaming down my face. (To be honest, listening to it right now has me crying, too!)

You lived among the least of these
The weary and the weak
And it would be a tragedy for me to turn away.
All my needs you have supplied.
When I was dead you gave me life.
How could I not give it away so freely?
And I'll follow you into the homes that are broken.
Follow you into the world.
Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God.
Follow you into the World.
Use my hands, use my feet
To make your kingdom come
Through the corners of the earth
Until your work is done
'Cause Faith without works is dead
And on the cross your blood was she'd
So how could I not give it away so freely?
And I'll follow you into the homes that are broken.
Follow you into the world.
Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God.
Follow you into the World.

I give all myself.
I give all myself
I give all myself... to you.

What a beautiful song, right?

Friends, I am so moved by what took place yesterday.  Six of you decided to say, “Yes!” to Kwagala in Uganda and stood along side me to co-sponsor her.  As of right now, her sponsorship is paid for 5 months! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

As I mentioned, this young lady has been on my mind for a while.  When I read that her father had passed away and that she was living in the Child Development Center even though her mother is still listed as living, my heart went out to her. I have no idea why Kwagala isn’t staying with her mother ~ she could have run away from the grief of losing her husband, she could have remarried someone who didn’t accept Kwagala…  I don’t know.  But, what I do know is that this girl must have had her heart go through the wringer.  Maybe she is grieving, feeling abandoned, questioning the goodness of God.  It is my hope that we can bring some comfort to her. 

If you would like to be a part of this, you can use the ChipIn widget on the right and send in a donation of any amount. (ChipIn accepts credit/debit cards as well as Paypal!)  You could give a one time donation or pledge to give a little every month or as long as you can.  I would also love to be able to send her a financial gift right away, so you could certainly give towards that as well.

In return, I will send you the information I have on Kwagala as well as an email photo file of her picture as soon as Compassion International emails it to me. I will also email you any information I receive on her and scan in letters we receive.

I have been asked about co-sponsors writing and for the first few months I would like to keep it simple and just have our family send letters. (I have already emailed and sent on paper letter yesterday.) Once I hear from her that she understands she is being sponsored by many, I would open it up to having co-sponsors also send letters.

I want to thank each and every one of you who, not only donated your money, but also those who are praying for “our” girl.  She is certainly a special young lady.  I am in awe of the way this community has rallied together so far.

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends!

-Michelle