Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Coming soon!
Defend the Orphan CD project. Many of you know that I have been working on (for quite some time as minutes have availed themselves, ha) a raw collection of original music. This is another post-adoption fundraising project that will go directly to the Abba Father Fund. I am told it is set to ship out on April 8th. The end is in sight! :-)
Meanwhile, next Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00 PM, I will be sharing some songs and the stories behind the music at the Global Gathering. It will be in a sort of coffee house style, with coffee and goodies at round tables upstairs in TBC's Building B. I will also have the Defend the Orphan T-shirts, as well as a few copies of Orphanology available for purchase (all receipts go directly to the Abba Father Fund that helps families adopt). You can preview one song on Tony's website here.

This past Wednesday evening at TBC's Global Gathering we heard from two guys heading to do orphan care in Southern Sudan, Nic and Ben, for a couple months this summer.
Two ways you can help...
1 - College students, Nic and Ben, are currently raising money to purchase their plane tickets and minimal survival money.

2 - TFS Worldwide is working in partnership with their home church, Mount Ararat, to coordinate the effort of filling a 40 foot sea container full of greatly-needed supplies for Harvesters Orphanages in South Sudan. They are looking for donations of hundreds of different items from clothing to books, tools to school supplies, kitchen and sewing items. One item yet to be sponsored is linens. They have currently collected 14 twin sheet sets out of a total need of 260.

Would you Consider...
- committing to pray for Nic and Ben (as well as Harvesters Orphanage)?
- purchasing a Sudan tshirt from Nic and Ben's fundraising efforts or sending a few dollars to help send them to Sudan?
- ordering a set (or two) of non-white twin sheets today?
- ordering a blanket (or two:) in non-white twin size?
- organizing a group of friends, or bible study group, club, your family or church to sponsor needed items?

Where Do I Send Container Donations?
You can click on the above links (highlighted) for more information or simply ship to:

Harvesters Sea Container
c/o Mount Ararat Baptist Church
1112 Garrisonville Road
Stafford, VA 22556

I just ordered our donations from and had them shipped directly. What an easy way to do orphan care :-)

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and participate, whether by prayer or by other means, in the various ministry opportunities I post from time to time! Below is a short video of some Sudanese girls singing Jesus Loves the Little Children taken from Harvesters website. Precious.

"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."
James 1:27

1 comment:

Karen said...

Found your blog through reading Orphanology. Thank you for all you do advocating for orphans . I love forward to coming back to your blog and learning more about your family! Blessings!