Sunday, March 27, 2011

If you haven't got a hay penny then God bless you...

James 1:27 says, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this; to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."  Today was Poverty Sunday at our church.  Chad, our missions pastor did an excellent job, that was really heart wrenching, helping us to understand what poverty looks like all around the world.  It was a great opportunity to share and help as a family.  It is an honor to be Jesus's hands and feet to reach and minister to others.

Our T-shirt and necklaces made by widows in Africa
the brown is paper beads, the colored is glass beads made from the
broken glass found in the dump and then melted into something new
like the Bible says: "Beauty from Ashes"

Daysi, our World Vision girl from Ecuador.  This year
our church will have made 20 trips to Ecuador in 5 years.  I hope
our family can go and meet her someday.  Our church collectively
sponsored over 100 kids from Ecuador today.

Molly got a cup with the amount of food from Ethiopia,
Rook got a bowl of rice like the poor would eat in Ecuador,
Kris and I got cups from the Sudan.  It was thought provoking.

Rook was from of the shanti village, not excited about his food.

Let's go to McDonald's!