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Thankfulness Mondays- Hope For Those in Dire Need

Week 46 (of 52) giving thanks for things in our lives great and small; along with Bernadette of Haddon Musings, and others as well.

Today I am giving thanks for Organizations that help those who need it very desperately, especially at this time in places like Sudan. Specifically today, I am highlighting World Vision. There are offices around the World but the National offices  including United States, Australia, Canada, and UK.

World Vision is working in over 100 countries within Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Specifically today, I am writing about the terrible and dire situation in Sudan. I watched a t.v. news broadcast about it this past week, and it brought me to tears. It’s not the only place of course that is riddled with corruption and war targeting the most vulnerable, and causing mass destruction and starvation, but it is terrible right now with the violence, the government involvement and the hunger. The people and especially the children are suffering so much!

I actually worked for World Vision Canada for 13 years, and my son 20 years, and believe in their work. I knew I was meant to be there, as the circumstances that led up to it, were truly amazing.  (I wrote about it here if anyone is interested.) They are a non-profit Christian organization, and do emergency relief and development,  and child sponsorship.

There are other organizations that are striving to help, such as Oxfam and the Red Cross and likely others.

I am thankful for those who help,  as we can’t go directly into these countries, but can support financially those who do.

As the founder of World Vision, Bob Pierce said when he began the organization, “Don’t fail to do something, just because you can’t do everything”.

He also said to “Let my heart be broken, with the things that break the heart of God”

For anyone who might want to give a donation to help those in Sudan, I’m leaving a link to World Vision Canada, and U.S.A; and the International Red Cross.

 

 

 

How Hard is it to Love Thy Neighbour?

At church this past Sunday the message was about who exactly is our neighbour.. and that it was not just who we lived beside… but even those the other side of the world. I had written this a few years back and thought I would reblog it. The speaker was incidentally from World Vision. ………. Diane

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I was thinking today of all the turmoil in our world and thought that if we all just treated each other as we would want to be, it wouldn’t be so difficult to change how the world is today at least in part!

What if we really were concerned about the people who lived next door or on the street where we lived? What if we didn’t just shake our head and think there was nothing WE can do about the fact that their house is in disrepair or the kids look shabby when they walk to school? What if we did something without damaging their pride like anonymously leaving some groceries at their door, or anonymously sending a little cash in their mailbox, or asking if they would like some help with their gardening or snow shoveling?

We also can’t forget our ‘neighbours’ in far off lands.I know…

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