Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Step Up

Many times we pray for ways to live out James 1:27, ways we can care for widows and orphans in their distress.  Many times we don’t have the funds to contribute financially, but we can pray and serve. 


But our hearts long to do more.  Much more. 


But how?  Who?  When?  Where?  We already know the why.


Today I am sharing with you a way that is one of those MUCH MORE ways to help widows and orphans in their distress. 


This is a way that I believe every single one of us can participate.


This is a $5 campaign that will make an immeasurable difference in the lives of countless orphans and widows in Guatemala.  I believe every single one of us can come up with $5/month. 


Will you STEP UP to care for widows and orphans in their distress by pledging $5 monthly?


Your $5/month contribution WILL make a difference because God multiplies our giving and provides exceedingly and abundantly more than we ask for.  He loves a cheerful giver.  He loves the least of these.  He loves to see His people STEP UP in pure religion, caring for orphans and widows in their distress.


Please read the following excerpt, written by my friend, Gina, then prayerfully consider STEPPING UP to support the Blocks as they selflessly, faithfully, cheerfully, and wholeheartedly serve the least of these in Guatemala:


Imagine with me if you will: You, your spouse and your 9 children are living a comfortable and blessed life. You have access to quality education, top-notch ...health care and resources abound. Your family and friends are at most a short plane ride away.


And then you hear HIM. God is calling you and your family to something MORE. A life that will stretch you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually more than you can possibly imagine. Yet all that matters is this: the one small voice that proclaims “GO”.


So you quit your jobs, sell most of your possessions, say goodbye to family and friends-including your two oldest sons’-and you, your spouse and 7 of your 9 children move to a developing country 1100 miles away. You don’t speak the language and you know very few people there.


17 months ago that is exactly what the Block family did. Not knowing exactly what God had planned for them once they arrived, they KNEW they were obeying God’s call on their lives and they had FAITH. Today the Block’s serve at Village of Hope-Guatemala; a ministry they founded 7 months ago in San Lucas, Guatemala. Village of Hope exists to provide faith, family and future to special orphans with special needs, along with ministering to the local community through teaching them about the love of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Village of Hope HERE.


Since the Block’s relocated to Guatemala, their only source of income has been provided by generous donors who have agreed to partner with the Block’s on a monthly basis. This income ensures that the Block’s needs are met and they can devote 100% of their skills and energy to the ministry. Unfortunately the Block’s have never been 100% funded which has made it difficult to meet their family’s basic monthly needs. It is time to change that.


We are stepping out in faith and BELIEVE we can have the Block’s fully funded in 1 week. We are looking for 200 individuals who would like to partner with the Block’s. For only $5 per month, and a 12 month minimum commitment (that’s only $60 for one year of support!), you have the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing at Village of Hope. You may think your $5 donation won’t make a difference. Nothing could be further from the truth.


In order to support the Block’s follow THIS LINK; select “monthly support”; select “Todd & Amy Block, Guatemala (97808) from the list of missionaries; complete the online form; click “submit payment”.


Please prayerfully consider supporting this precious family and share this need on your Facebook Walls and Blogs. We have one week to make our goal and we need everyone’s help to make that happen. Thank you!
To truly see a glimpse into the beautiful heart of the Block family, please visit their blog HERE and read their latest post.

Step Up To Support The BLOCKS

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