Friday, November 19, 2010

Contemplating Christmas - Part 5

So far, we've discussed sponsoring children, buying a goat (or other animal), & digging wells to meet the needs of people around the world.  Our next suggestion is honestly one of our favorites.  Let me reiterate that our desire to replace traditional Christmas gift-giving in these ways is born from a passion to shine the light of Christ in the world.  We love Him & want to bring Him glory, we want to see Him receiving the worship He's due from all peoples the world over.

     -Help Katie help Uganda.  Katie has myriad projects & people that she serves.  She adopted 14 girls before her 21st birthday.  She brings grandmothers & babies into her home to nurse them back to health.  She sits all night at hospital bedsides praying for people she barely knows but loves intensely.  She has a school that teaches & provides necessities for 400 children through sponsorship, while also having a weekly Bible study for them.  She's part of a necklace program that helps Karamajong women attain financial stability through the sale of magazine bead necklaces.  She has a chicken program that helps not only the initial families, but also the community as the families commit to "pay it forward".  She has a community garden.  She feeds 1,200 children in a slum community.  She does all of this (& more, incredibly) because she loves Christ & wants to see His name glorified among the nations.  She & her ministry (Amazima) are so very worthy of your help.

If you know me at all, you know my reaction to this video.  Yep.  I cried.