psalm 68

31 May

Our plans for Ghana are being finalized. I am (really, truly) getting excited for our time there! I can’t wait to see how God is going to use, teach and inspire our team, the people of Ghana, and ME. Momma shared with me this article from Compassion. Take a long, close look please.

worlds disabled

Isn’t it crazy that  the very places that need money and medical help the most is where the majority of disabled people live! Like Ghana.  Like Cambodia. I am learning the same thing about HIV (+) people. Around the world there are roughly 25 million children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. And “unfortunately, many of the areas of the world where there are the highest numbers of HIV-positive children needing homes are areas where people with the disease face the biggest stigmas” (Fulwiler, 2011). I live in such a rich, healthy, blessed country, with things like simple medical care that I always take for granted, without a second thought.  Therefore… reminder: it is SO important to pray without ceasing for the world’s disabled. For our world and its disabled, oppressed, impoverished: that we, you and me, would be moved to action. Please pray for my trip to Ghana, the team, the people of Ghana, me: for open hearts, minds and arms.

Being disabled in places like Africa or Cambodia usually means that you are alienated from the community. Or hidden in the back of the house. Or disowned. Or killed. How lonely to be hidden or alienated. I cant even imagine. You’ve got to read Psalm 68: Sing to God, sing in praise of his name… A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,   is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing… (68:4-6). Did you catch that? God puts the lonely in families. He is such a provider. He is so good. We may feel lonely, the disabled in Ghana may feel lonely, but God’s got us. He has a wonderful loving plan for us.

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