Friday, November 25, 2011

On This Black Friday…

…I am thinking of all of the people dashing about, spending hundreds of dollars on “stuff”. I know it is called “Black Friday” because it is the day that stores make a lot of profit, but in my mind I see it as a dark day that celebrates materialism, indulgence and the idea that we need more, more, more.

Since we have come to know more about poverty in this world, from sponsoring through Compassion International, my perspective on “needs vs. wants” have changed so much. Ann Voskamp from A Holy Experience, shared some profound thoughts in this blog post, which have stuck with me since I read them.

“God gives the world enough of what it needs.

He just doesn’t distribute it.

We will have to share.”

So, on this Black Friday, will you share some light with a child that needs it?

Can you spare less than $10 a week to sponsor a child through Compassion International?

What about nine year old Foster, from my beloved GH220? He is waiting, one of the very last children to be chosen in his whole project. Can you imagine how that feels?

Praise the Lord, Foster has been sponsored!

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Because Foster has been sponsored, I'd like to focus on Sarah (Abena) from Ghana, who is an orphan. You can see her profile here.

I’d like to close with this powerful video. Please take a few minutes to watch and share!

Food for thought on this day after Thanksgiving, a day where we count all of the blessings we have. We do have “enough”.

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