Dear sweet readers,
I was sitting in the airport recently, watching images of starving children on a tv. I felt sick and overwhelmed, and it brought tears to my eyes over the cheeseburger I shared with JoHanna. Have you ever felt that way? I wanted to do something.
The images reminded me of an email I received from a ministry I've partnered with in the past - World Help. Noel Brewer Yeatts wrote to let me know about the need to raise $7,200 to provide baby formula for a year for a children's home in Haiti. Danita Estrella ministers at the home as a place of rescue for children who have little hope.
Today we are blessed with technology letting us see what's happening around the world, but the awareness begs our response. I realize that this blog is a resource I have. I want to be a good steward of it and "use" it well. As women who are lovers of God, what we learn demands our response. The images I saw made me want to give something to help, but how do we give safely and effectively today? Noel's invitation to join her in the Haiti "Got Milk?" project is a great way to meet a need.
My goal is to inspire at least 9 other people to give $20 toward the Got Milk? project. If 10 of us give $20, that's $200 towards the goal. The project lasts until August 15. That's right before my birthday (the 24th)! :) I know a few of you out there who might share a lunch or treat with me for my birthday, so can I make a request? Would you donate towards "Got Milk?" instead, and that will be my birthday joy??? :) Would you help me raise $200?
Not everyone has $20 to give. Sometimes buying milk at home is a challenge. If this isn't a good time for you to give, would you pray that those who have resources to give might be aware and respond generously? Your gift of prayer is a blessing to me, but more importantly, to Danita and the children in Haiti.
GO HERE to learn more at my World Help fundraising page and help meet the need.