Posted by: macahajo | August 9, 2012

Sokolo

This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for one another.  If any one of you has material possessions and sees a brother in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in you?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”  1 John 3:16-18

Recently, when Hannah & I went to Chicago with friends, we walked by people passing out information about children in need around the world and ways people could help. Hannah proceeded to tell her friend all about GlobalFingerprints, the child sponsorship program of the EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America).

We became familiar with this ministry several years ago. We learned how the Christian Church in Congo was overwhelmed by all the children who were left as orphans from the war and AIDS.  When staff with the EFCA learned about this, they partnered with the Congolese Christian leaders to create GlobalFingerprints.  Now, not only are they seeing children’s lives changed by the power of the Gospel, but families and communities are being transformed as well.

Last November, we started to sponsor a young girl named Sokolo who has no mom or dad.  For just $35 each month, Sokolo is now receiving an education, getting better healthcare and learning about Jesus.  The Bible tells us in James 1:27 to look after orphans and widows in their distress. How can we read these words and hear the need and not do anything?? GlobalFingerprints is a great way that we could give an orphan hope.

If you’re interested in making a difference in the life of an orphan through sponsorship,  click on the GlobalFingerprints link, located on the right of my blog.

Sokolo, 10 years old

I hope we can meet her someday!

 


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