Monday, June 1, 2009

Others need our help

I hate to admit, that it's hard for me to remember to feel the pain and need of others. I am usually too busy complaining about bills, expenses, taxes, and pay cuts. Recently though, when I consider those things, I am stricken with a sick feeling. I have a close friend who has shown me over and over what real need is. I am adapting a blog post she recently made here, but feel free to go to her site directly and read her account. God has given her a precious and sensitive heart; I only hope one day that the Lord enlarges my heart as much as He has hers. Please carefully consider what the Lord requires of you.

Too often I hear heartbreaking stories and do nothing. I feel helpless, so I move on. Not this time. There are people DYING in Uganda right now. There are children whose bellies are hungry and aching. There are mothers who are too weak to stand and babies begging to be held. There are people trapping termites to be eaten as food and eating dung in helplessness. I can and WILL do something.

Children's HopeChest to FEED THE FORGOTTEN!!! Click HERE to give now! Please write "Feed The Forgotten" in the notes section.

For $0.14, they will feed someone a meal of posho and beans (posho is cornmeal used to give them a "full" feeling and the beans provide protein). Take that in for a moment. . .

$0.14 a meal
$2.86 for 20 days
$1 per FAMILY
$20 feeds a family for 20 days

How much did our family's Subway meal cost yesterday? How much is my cup of iced coffee at Starbucks? A better question is how much am I willing to give up so that others can eat?

Remember Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan? Remember how his neighbors walked right by him? They probably looked at him with pity. The probably thought "Oh poor guy. That breaks my heart.". But the fact is, they did NOTHING.
What will you do? These children are starving. Will you help or will you do nothing?

The money raised will feed precious people. Children's Hope Chest is currently targeting 3 - 4 villages to bring food relief to as soon as possible. These people are literally starving...and waiting for you to act. Will you help? Even with paypal fees (2-3%), $1 will feed 6 people! You CAN make a difference.

Spread the word, blog about it, facebook it, twitter it, ask your church or school or business to give, post the blog badge anything. I am asking you, on behalf of these people, not to forget this post and move on to your next. Stop, pray, act.
GIVE TO FEED THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN!!!!! Remember to type "Feed The Forgotten" in the notes section when you give.

To GET the blog badge, click on Brandi's post where she has given the html code and explains how to post it.

There is also a very moving story here, a real life news report, chronicling the desperate plight of this region.


Brandi said...

You are a precious friend. . thanks for sharing the need.

Love you dearly

Ellie said...

Hi Abby,

here is Ellie from Germany. Do you remember me? I lost your adress and i´m glad to found you here. How is your mum doing? Write me an email and tell me about you and your family. My e-mail-adress: elvira.pott@arcor.de