Friday, May 6, 2011

Battle and Blitz Day 18, May 6

Day 18 of Mission Boss Your Heart Memorial Blitz, Focus #3: Backing the Blocks (Missionaries serving orphans in Guatemala)
Day 18 of Chrissie's 31-day battle, May 6, 2010:  Post 1, Post 2, Post 3

Amy  Block and her family are moving into their rental unit today, and I pray it will be for a VERY SHORT while that they will remain in this location.  I pray God will continue to lift up selfless people who are willing to pledge $25/month to the Blocks so they may get to Guatemala to serve Him!

I'm excited to announce that as of Thursday night, the Blocks have 20 people (out of 147) who have joined the team to "Back the Blocks" by signing up HERE to give $25/month.  All glory to God for this sweet army He's building, now just keep praying and spreading the word so that His army will be made complete.  The Blocks still need 127 more families to join the team!  Be sure to leave a comment on THIS POST if you sign up to join the team so that I (Lorraine) can update the counter (plus you'll be entered in a giveaway!).  Don't forget to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email, etc.  We are so grateful for your help and support.  Thank you for backing the Blocks so they can get to Guatemala to serve for His glory!

Just 4 more days of the "Back the Blocks" blitz.  120 more pledges needed.  God can do this!  Keep praying and spreading the word!

Here's a post Amy wrote about the Manna Feeding program at Eagle's Nest orphanage where they'll be serving in Solana, Guatemala:

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. ~Mother Teresa

Someone was explaining to me the other day that at her house they just ‘don’t do’ left overs- and it stopped me dead in my tracks.

In the past this wouldn’t have affected me so deeply, but now that I know what I know- when I hear people turning our noses up at ‘left overs’ while there are people starving to death in other countries and in our own back yard- it pierces my heart.

And you know what- I am not okay with that. I am not okay with turning our back on hunger and turning up our nose at left- overs. I tend to take it personal- and so does God...

For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; Mathew 25:35

For a majority of the worlds population- food has nothing to do with like of taste and everything to do with survival. We are so accustom to having it our way here- spicy, mild, warm, chilled, and don't forget decorative. But for most people food= a blessing regardless of their preference in taste.

One of the things I am looking forward to most at Eagles Nest orphanage is the Manna Feeding program. Because someone else decided that hunger wasn’t okay with them either- and they did something about it.

There are many families in the community surrounding Eagles Nest that are struggling every day to provide for their families. Struggle to provide the necessities- like food and water.

The Manna feeding program was started to provide these struggling families children with one certain meal 5 days a week . They are invited to come, eat, and learn about who Jesus is. They are also asked to share in certain responsibilities such as sweeping and washing dishes- allowing them to feel a part of a community that does life together. And it is through those teachings, through their seeing the love of Christ and through feeling like they are a part of something- that are given the opportunity to know Him more.

Because one thing I know for sure- is that God cares about meeting all of our needs. He cares about our hunger; he cares about our hurts, he cares about our loneliness and he cares about our hearts. And because He cares- He invites us in, quenches our thirst, gives us a purpose and a place to belong-right in His loving arms, forever.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. John 6:35

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