Friday, March 28, 2014

My story

If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely.  The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient.  Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.  I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.  Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.  Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,  in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.  
2 Corinthians 2 

I was really saddened by the events that happened this week. I have been a volunteer for World Vision for ten years now and we sponsor 3 children. I have always noticed such a kind and loving gentle spirit among the workers both employees and volunteers. I have seen miracles and things "that only God can do" working at some of the events I volunteer at. I know that this ministry has been effective and essential in being the hands and feet of God in the face of desperate poverty and injustice for children, families and communities.
World Vision has always been a Christ first organization with its roots in prayer, and the gospel message. 
I know this because when I young I was rebellious and I was put on a prayer list at one of the chapels. No one else prayed for me but them, and years later I love God and my aim is to please him alone.
One of the things I love most is the fact that World Vision will help any child, does not matter what religion, race, sex or anything else. There is no requirement to receive any care! Isn't that what matters? 
I really hope that people of faith would reconsider and take your children back. It is not their fault. God can restore what he needs to restore and heal our countries problems. Lets just focus on the task at hand of what God called us to do. Feed the hungry, give clean water to a child in need, protecting a girl from early marriage or child trafficking, and give a child a chance to go to school. I hope people can put aside their hurt and understand what's truly at stake.