Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Friends - We are all crazy busy. VERY VERY busy. So busy, in fact, that we often fail to stop and share how God has provided for us in our lives.
At Forgotten Voices, our team is often racing on to the next thing, tremendously thankful for the work that we've just achieved, but feel soooooo pressured by the urgency of now. As our leader, it's important for me to stop occasionally and walk you through the places we work because of your gifts. Introduce you to the people along the way and help you see & understand what's happening because of you.
This next series of posts will take us on a journey together:
1) I'll be tracking and presenting each project (not daily due to travel & school, but close), what it is, a brief story, and what has been accomplished because of your gifts.
2) I'll ask you to join us in equipping this local church project further through giving your money, time, and prayers.
Overwhelmingly, my birthday countdown exceeded my expectations for response. While it didn't generate much money for us (that wasn't the intent), I was showered with voicemails, cards, emails and letters from you all telling me how you related or connected to different parts of the journey. How you committed your lives to Christ or rededicated yourself to things you had forgotten from your own journeys.
This time, I invite you to walk with me through southern Africa. Read the stories from Africa and allow yourselves to experience what we get to do --- what God allows us to be part of, in His name. Give glory to God for the way God has allowed you and I to be part of the Forgotten Voices mission. Join us as we celebrate how we are striving to "demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS."
The journey begins tomorrow. 20 stories of 20 projects, reaching over 160 churches and thousands of kids. Along the way, I'll also introduce you to 5 other projects we are hoping to start next month, provided that we raise funds to do so.
So, put your shoes on and join me in walking with Jesus through the streets of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Written by Ryan - ForgottenVoices.org at 10/28/2009 09:21:00 AM