Sometimes the needs are so great that it paralyzes me.
How could my small effort make a difference?
And then I remember how the little things made a difference in my own life,
a small handwritten note, a ride to church,
and now even my children and my children's children lives are different
because someone obeyed God in the small things.
It's rather like tossing a pebble into a pond and the ripples from that one small splash
keep getting bigger.
When Jesus purposely went out of His way to encounter the woman at the well,
His impact on her impacted her whole community.
Through her the gospel spread,
This summer I watched as a former prostitute from our city publicly made a declaration of her faith and got water baptized.
Her son did the same.
There in the river that divides the east side of our city from the west,
Jesus washed her sins away as far as the east is from the west.
She's only one person in a huge citywide, nationwide, worldwide problem,
but as she was dunked in that river,
I believe that her splash is going to keep on spreading,
keep getting bigger.
The poverty in Africa is overwhelming, the need so great it can feel crushing when you see it.
But for one small village in Ghana, West Africa, a well, a water tower, an irrigation system,
has made year around farming possible.
Provision of food and income as produce is sold...not for everyone, but for some.
So, we do what we can,
believing that when you obey and help the one,
it keeps getting bigger.
We're going back with a team in February to build an orphanage.
It's nothing huge or extravagant,
but we're implementing a plan to help ten or so children.
We're believing that when we obey and help the one
it will spread,
it will keep getting bigger.
(If you feel led to give to the orphanage project, there's a paypal link under missions on my sidebar.
If you would like to advertise your blog or online/etsy shop I will post your ad on my sidebar for 3 months for $45. Click ads for missions under my blog header for more information.
All paypal donations and ads for missions proceeds from this blog will go to the Ghana Orphanage project.)
(If you feel led to help fund rescue operations for victims of sex trafficking I highly recommend that you look into the efforts being made by The Exodus Road.
They are making a difference, one rescue at a time.)