I read the phrase “Love, unrationed” last year. I can’t get it out of my head. That’s how I want to live. That’s how God is calling us to live. Right where we are or clear across the world, that is how God wants us to live each and every day. So filled with His love that it pours out onto all those we meet. I know I am no where near that yet, but wouldn’t it be beautiful if we could get there?
Here are a few of my favorite people and groups that are working hard to do just that…
This ministry in Uganda was started by Katie Davis when she was 19. She wrote a book (Kisses from Katie) about how the ministry started and how God is moving there. Amazima feeds hundreds of children each day, sponsors kids to go to school, helps the community learn to garden and does special projects, like sponsoring mosquito nets to protect children from malaria. Katie has adopted 13 Ugandan girls. She cares for those the world has forgotten, every day.
This ministry was started by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman. Show Hope cares for orphans in China and gives adoption grants to help bring orphans to their forever homes.
This organization gives animals to people to help them feed themselves and earn a living. Each recipient is taught how to care for the animals and gives an offspring from their animal to another family in need.
Diane Studer, who started this ministry, spoke at our womens’ retreat at church this year. When she first felt called to send shoes to Africa, she thought it would be her and her friends sending a few pairs shoes they don’t use anymore. In 3 years, they have sent 82,211 shoes to Africa. The recipients are saved from disease and injury by having shoes and many children are able to go to school now that they have shoes.