“Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17
Pretty girls & handsome guys sew with purpose!
We all had such an amazing time sewing & decorating hand made masterpieces this weekend! *Our journey recorded*
Although, it was a splendid opportunity to learn a new craft and enjoy sweet fellowship with our community members, we realized the purpose of us coming together goes beyond just having fun and gaining new friends! By participating in this seasonal sewing project, we made the decision to take a step forward in understanding how we can impact our world together and how we can develop lasting relationships with the less fortunate. That realization, my friend will outlives the enjoyment of the present.
Yes! we delighted in the moments we had…
To learn about one another,
To enter the art of conversation,
To rely on each other to complete our projects, all in a matter of 3-4 hours! I mean every-bit-of-this-statement when I say you girls & ladies are amazing! the idea of what we were able to accomplish and what we will accomplish once we put our minds and resources together is powerful.
Each of you made a commitment, which I believe plastered a huge smile on Daddy Jesus’ face! “Our commitment to help an orphan…” made Saturday shine even brighter in the large tapestry of memories we’ve shared together! During our moments of discussion after the “Invisible Children” documentary, so many valuable points were shared. We learned of so many valuable attributes we can appreciate in each other and how the fruits of our labor can benefit those we are advised to bless, the fatherless and the widows.
As November, National Adoption Month is only hours away, I’m positive each of you are ready to share the compassion that has been stirred up, nurtured and deposited deep inside of you before you even knew your name. It is through charity and good works towards children without parents & elders who have lost their loved ones that we fulfill an intimate part of God’s plan and heartbeat. I can’t wait to tour the Georgia Baptist Children’s home with you and give our time and talents to the residents of the Campus so close to the community we call home.
Community sewing participants, my heart was truly warmed by your written commitments this past weekend. It dawned on me how encouraging it would be to share the pure heart of our participants and have you see how your commitment can inspire someone who may not have had the same opportunity to make their commitment known. Similar to a vow or an oath that is made publicly, we are held accountable by others when our commitments are shared with the public. Visitors, we invite you to share your commitment to help an orphan alongside us today by submitting a comment to this post or sharing your commitment to a friend who will hold you accountable.
To help you get started, here are the commitments submitted this past weekend:
“My commitment to help an orphan is to let God tell me what to do…”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to bring gifts, be joyful, grateful and pray for them.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to pray for them everyday and tell my friends about God.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to participate in G.O.A.L to help in whatever G.O.A.L is doing and PRAY!
“My commitment to help an orphan is to help the orphans by throwing a fundraiser for helping Invisible Children. The organization will be called QFO, which means Quarters for Orphans. Everyone has a can and they will fill it with quarters and then we will send them to Invisible Children.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to empower them by exchanging encouraging words, handing out gifts and to pray for them.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is through prayer and volunteering my time.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to give monetarily to a local orphanage once a year, in addition to participating in a big sister club or something similar.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to continue to be faithful in giving at church, to assist with missions amongst other things. To participate in missions trips when the opportunity presents itself and to give to an orphan related organization/causes.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to give financially and volunteer with an organization that provides assistance.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to 1st pray for them. To offer my love, time, talents and money as much as I can. To be a mentor, big sister and support in Christ.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to visit them with gifts, joy and also PRAY!”
“My commitment to helping an orphan is showing love, singing for them, providing food and necessary amenities.”
“My commitment to help an orphan will be to participate in the Children’s Home tour and just be around to help in some way.”
“My commitment to help an orphan is to continue seeking & finding ways to defend the needs of the fatherless, whether it is spiritually, emotionally or monetarily it is my responsibility to not only raise awareness but to do something about the injustice that is prevalent in this world. I will participate in the tour and give what is needed to make this local visit and combined effort of compassion during the month of November a success!”
What commitment have you made to do your part in demonstrating God’s love here on earth with those who are orphans (physically, emotionally and even spiritually)? You can impact an orphan globally today by sponsoring a child through World Vision or giving to Cross International
Spread the word, share your commitment!