Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brick by Brick

Today I'm honored to share a post from our missionary friends who are starting Village of Hope--Guatemala.  God has done SO MUCH to build this village, a place where special needs orphans with find faith, family, and future, but there's still MUCH work to be done, with very little time left.  But God is able, and we have an amazing opportunity to help as His earthly hands and feet.

Village of Hope--Guatemala is hosting and awesome Christmas auction right now.  Click HERE to purchase some great Christmas gifts for your loved ones, things that won't be duplicates that are tossed aside.  Plus, these gifts will serve two purposes--to bless the recipient AND to help build Village of Hope--Guatemala.  Awesome, right?

And if you're looking for another awesome gift for that someone who has everything, or for that someone who values helping others over themselves, read the post below and purchase a brick in honor (or in memory) of a loved one and help build Village of Hope--Guatemala.

Here's the post I'm sharing via my missionary friends who are living in Guatemala and building Village of Hope with your help (be sure to watch the video and tell me if you see my name (Lorraine)):

Most of us can remember a time in our lives when we felt rejected.

A time when we felt like we didn’t matter. Whether it be the time we were chosen last on recess for the kickball game, or the time we didn’t get invited to the birthday party that everyone else was invited to- we have all felt the sting of rejection.

So what breaks my heart is when I think about how an orphan child living with HIV/AIDS must feel living in a society who constantly treats them as the least, the last and the lowest.

Our God given vision here at Village of Hope is to give these children faith, family, and a future. Yet much work needs to be done in order for the vision to become a reality. But what we know without a doubt is that we are not just building buildings- we are building homes and we are building HOPE.

Right now this very minute there are children waiting. Children who are living with HIV in a culture that rejects them. Schools do not want to accept them; most orphanages do not want to accept them either. And so they wait –in hopes that one day someone will welcome them in, wraps their loving arms around them and tell them they are valued, cherished and loved. And we wait- for the body of Christ to come together and make the vision of Village of Hope a reality for these children.

Give HOPE, brick by brick. Village of Hope - Guatemala from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.

Village of Hope still needs $184,500 for such things as homes for the first orphans and their house parents, retaining walls, perimeter walls, and gates for safety and protection. These things will provide safety, home and HOPE for these orphans.

How can we do this?

Little by little, brick by brick- together we can build the foundation these children need to come to know the one who loves them so much He CHOSE them.

Little by little, brick by brick, together we can build HOPE for their future.

What that will take is for you and I to realize that the God in heaven that is crazy about these children is crazy about us as well. What He wants for us is so much more than a new sweater, a new electronic toy or the latest isomething or other this Christmas. He wants for us is to quit wasting our time, our resources and our talents on the things in this world that do not matter- and invest in the things that do~ His Kingdom.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24 3-4

To help GIVE faith, family and a future to the children at Village of Hope please visit see our webpage here.   ***If you purchase a brick as a gift for someone, you will receive a personalized card from VOH that you may give to the recipient to notify them of your donation in their honor.

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