reality hits you hard broPosted: January 12, 2012
I posted an article from BBC the other day on Facebook. It was about how the bad economy in Europe has lead to a rise in abandoned kids in Greece. Family’s cannot afford to feed their children so they leave them at homes, or on the streets. It’s heartbreaking. But it’s reality. (…reality hits you hard bro… sorry this is serious, but I HAD to throw that in there… if you don’t get the reference just skip this parenthesis… or ask Rob or Justin…).
It is a reality that faces so many families in developing countries. I was reading the article and thinking about this, as I was sitting in my parents amazing living room, on the most comfortable couch ever, watching netflix on their huge TV. I am so blessed to have amazing generous parents. But not everyone is. The fact that there are so many children whose parents cannot even afford to feed to them, keeps me from being able to live here, in Connecticut and fully enjoy it.
The Bible is full of verses that speak on God’s heart for the poor, the needy and the hurting.
Psalm 72:4 – He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the
Psalm 140:12 – I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause
of the needy.
Isaiah 58:10 – If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of
the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like
God has put it on my heart to be a part of his solution. In two months I’m leaving again. I’m moving back to Costa Rica to do a three month internship with Casa Viva (http://www.casaviva.org/). I’m so excited. Casa Viva is a Christian organization that is putting kids in foster care, while making efforts to help the families of the children, so that they can eventually restore the family unit.
Please pray for me as I make plans to leave again.
- My sister, Becca is due next week, and I’m sure once I meet my new little niece it will be hard to want to go.
- I need more monthly support.
- I am looking into getting U of N (university) credit for this internship.
- I am (as always) praying about going back to school. I may have found a university that is completely online and will let me take classes internationally.