I gotta be honest with you and tell ya that fundraising is the part I like least about being involved at Village of Hope.
And yet, while of course God doesn't NEED our help in providing for the orphan~
He EXPECTS it.
He expects us to give back a tiny portion of ALL that He has given us.
When we first went on the mission field I remember someone saying to us "All missionaries do it beg for money." I gotta tell ya, that stung. Hit me right in the gut. Because you know, we humans have been trained to be strong- to be able to do it all on our own so that everyone will say 'wow, look at what they have done'.
But you know what, that is so wrong.
Village of Hope does not exist because of anything 'we' have done. It exists because God ordained it. It exists because a body of believes understood God commandment to care for the orphan. To give and expect nothing back. To have their hearts broken for what breaks His. To live for something more than themselves. To live- for Him.
And if that means begging people to give and begging people to care- well then so be it.
Because I think that she...
and I think that He...
are MORE than worth my fear of someone judging me for asking for help to help them.
And if people get tired of us sharing their needs- then I am totally okay with them clicking the mouse and moving on.
Because as I shared my hurt and my heart with God and asked Him HOW...How we could do this for her...
and for Him...
He told me not to worry.
He told me His followers would come forward.
He told me to just do what He called ME to do...
To GO (I'm here) and to SHARE...
And the rest is between Him and them.
And so I am not afraid...
If they choose to sit in their comfy houses, with their comfy lives and turn a blind eye to those in need I am not responsible.
If people choose to drink their lattes while climbing the corporate ladder and never once stop to notice those who have never been given such an opportunity-they are the ones held accountable.
And so I trust.
One day at a time,
and I watch Him-
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:24