Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Little boys doing big things

This week the boys delivered the money that was raised through the bike-a-thon. They were so proud to hand over their envelopes, and Bryan and I are so very proud of them for their generosity, awareness and compassion.

At the child abuse prevention center... We had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and were given the chance to thank her for her commitment to children. The work they do is amazing.

The organization that works with foster children invited us to a lunch meeting. The boys were able to tell the committee how the idea of the bike-a-thon came about, how much money was raised, and how excited they are to do it again. The committee members enjoyed having kids at their meeting! And as I listened to members discuss the fostering needs in our area, I couldn't help but wonder how long it would take for me to convert the scrapbooking room back into a bedroom. The needs are so very overwhelming. While we are not in a position to foster right now, we continue to pray for those children, their foster families & shelters, and agencies whose mission it is to support and
assist those children. God bless them.
"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.

Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?'

And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'"
Matthew 25:34-40

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