Dr. Sam Martin
Forgive me, I am not being negative or factious, I am thinking about some of the homes I have visited, some homes that we have found families living in.
Let me share please:
* Where a Guatemalan Pastor, his wife and 4 children were living! Honestly as I stood looking at what was their home, tears filled my eyes and pain my heart! Here was a servant of God, a brother. It was a thrill for the Mission to build a new home for him complete with kitchen and toilet. He shared how he had prayed for a long time that someone would come and help him and his family, and The Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission became the answer to his prayers.
My friends, we are incredibly blessed!
* The Home of a family in Cap Rouge, Haiti. Living in this shack for years as they battle the cold and damp nights. For them, bed was the ground and the thought of dreaming of a white Christmas would never cross their minds, but I am sure they dreamt often of having a home with a proper roof and walls, a bed to sleep on. For the family it was a dream they never thought would come true, but then the Mission came through for them!
My friends, it is 2017 and yet so many people in our world are living in homes like those I have shared. Often forgotten by Governments, without hope and the world rushes past to line up for the latest gadgets and toys.
urely the Lord wants to do something to help? We read in James 2,
“And one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?”
In Matthew 25, Jesus says:
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?’
Yes, there is no place like home, if you have a home! Why not get family and friends together, workmates, Church group and help provide a ‘Home for a needy family’ this Christmas. Cost $1,800.00Bless you!