Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Praise God!

We'd been waiting to hear about a Compassion child, Nelson, who lives in El Salvador. Compassion sends out a crisis update letter when your child's country is affected by disaster.

Thankful tears over this: We are thankful to tell you that your sponsored child does not live in the worst hit area and was not directly affected.

The rest of the letter included pleas for help for other Compassion children:

However, many of our sponsored children and their families have partially or totally lost their belongings, and homes have been damaged. For Compassion church partners and project centers in affected regions, the situation is critical.

Compassion is providing immediate relief to thousands of registered children and their families by distributing food, clothing, and hygiene and household items to give help and hope in spite of loss and displacement.

If you feel led to contribute to relief efforts, you may do so by making a donation to Compassion’s Disaster Relief fund.

Please pray for these children and their families, and for Compassion workers? And if you feel led, give to the Disaster Relief fund?  Thank you!

Sometimes, when the same prayers are whispered over and over, with no yes answers, I feel dry and discouraged, as though God will never answer anything

But always, He speaks. Something gets answered....about the time that parched feeling threatens to overwhelm.

Nelson is well. His family will feel the affects, economically, from the disaster, but he is well. Praise God!

We're on our way to AWANA tonight, where the children will put together Operation Christmas Child boxes. Praise God for this ministry! Tears flow here just thinking of impoverished children opening these boxes, complete with little toys, personal supplies, school supplies, handmade cards and a group photo, from children across the world. Children being the hands and heart of Jesus. Love it!

Click here to find an AWANA program near you.

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