Tuesday, October 29, 2013

sparrows

Last night on the way home from my last volleyball game, I had to tell a girl on my team that the twins had died. She had no idea they had died last week, and she cried for the lives of those tiny babies like they were her own. I had no consolation for her, as I have struggled with the "why" of tragedy several times in the last week. However, I do know that had our agency not stepped in to help this orphanage by offering support and helping to find families for truly orphaned children, we (and thousands of other people) would never have known about the tragedies taking place in that village. Therefore, we would never have had the opportunity to step in and get involved in what God is doing. And we believe He is using this for good, no matter how awful it is. We are hopeful that the GOOD is in saving lives and giving orphans homes where they are safe and healthy. 

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care." Matthew 10:29

"Coincidentally," we had discussed naming our little girl Sparrow. The world might not have known what was happening in Congo as they died, but it's comforting to know that God was caring for them as they went to be with Him. He cares for us, and He cares for the countless other orphans in Congo and around the world who need clean water. Please join us in the fight against dysentery.

Most of you know that a week ago we learned of the devastating loss of our two Littles--along with 31 others--in Congo due to dysentery. (Dysentery is most often caused by dirty water.) Since receiving news of the first wave the disease two weeks ago, we--along with countless others and our agency--have been researching water purification options for the remote village in the middle of Africa where clean water and resources are extremely hard to come by. Our agency has now outlined a battle plan, and we are begging you to help the children still fighting for life in this orphanage.

Here's a link to our agency's Rally page, where you can donate to the cause: https://rally.org/f/6i5SUWpUJkG

5% of donations on Rally are deducted by credit card companies and Rally. You can also mail checks to ABI at the following address (this method does not have a fee deducted from the donation):

All Blessings International, Inc.
4808 S Griffith Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301

Make checks out to:  All Blessings International, Inc.
Memo line:  Congo Orphan Relief