i'm a "mother"! #26

16:26:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

I've just completed my in depth study of the books of Samuel. And here is my sponsor child SAMUEL. He is from Kenya. Please pray for him.

I've been contemplating child sponsorship for some time now. Of course, I already sponsor with others and contribute regularly but I have been holding back, I'll sponsor a child when I have a full time job, when it's stable, etc. 

Last week, the pastor challenged us with the topic of GENEROSITY. The bible teaches us to be generous despite our circumstance. When we choose Jesus, we choose him OVER material things. And we have been blessed with such abundance, every good thing we have is from God. And, we are also called to love others. One way to show our love to non-believers is to meet their physical and emotional needs. We are followers of Jesus, the same man who fed the hungry and healed the sick. 

If you haven't considered child sponsorship, let me challenge you to at least think about it. 
I have been running for Compassion Australia (http://www.compassion.com.au/) for a number of years now. Compassion is dedicated to removing child poverty in the name of Jesus. 

Luke 21:1-4

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Widow's Offering

21 Jesus[a] looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.[b] And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of herpoverty put in all she had to live on.”

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

English Standard Version (ESV)

Encouragement to Give Generously

We want you to know, brothers,[a] about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord,begging us earnestly for the favor[b] of taking part in the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

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