servant-hood – a call to action

Sep 6, 2009

Last night I discovered a blog that touched me to my very core.

Before you read the rest of my thoughts, go and read (If you are like me and hate music blasting out of websites, turn your sound down before you you click on the link.) this blog post.

Done?

Do you see what I mean? Worms? 10 lbs.? Lifeless? Cardboard box-house? I knew this was out there, but now I KNOW. I know and now that I know, I cannot turn my back from them.

This girl is in Uganda trying to save lives AND save souls. She needs help. More help than we can imagine.

Go read this post of hers as well.

She is a normal American girl who has given her heart to Christ and to the children of Uganda.

Now go read her organization’s website.

Did you go to the “stories” link? If not, go back and read them. All of them.

I want to do something to help. I am pondering what it is that I am to do. What God wants me to do. I invite you to do the same and then let me know if you would like to be involved in a group effort.

I am a Christian woman. I want to serve my King. I want to serve His children. I want to be a force for good in this world. I want to bring all of these babies home with me, but since that is not possible, I need to figure out what I can do. What I must do to help my heart feel better about my service to my fellow-man.

Please post your thoughts and how you would like to help in the comments section. I will develop a plan of action and we will make a difference. I know it.

p.s. When I read the posts to Richard he asked if this meant I was going to Africa. He so knows my passions run overboard. So to those of you wondering this as well – no, I am not going to Africa. I am however going to figure out a way to help.

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9 Comments

  1. Robyn

    Tracy, I am with you. I had to stop reading, the tears kept coming. I would be happy to work on this with you. I noticed a list of supplies that are needed. I also posted her blog on Facebook to spread the word. Let me know what kind of action plan you have in mind.

    • tracy

      Thank you Robyn!! I will see what kind of response I get and then formulate a plan. Do you feel a call to a certain need of theirs?

  2. Kami

    How heart wrenching…A long while ago I attended a meeting on how to get more involved with Humanitarian Aid through the church and felt the Spirit so strong. I really never acted on this. :( I’ve thought about becoming more organized and trying to set a goal of doing something each month to help. If there were a group of us, it might get me more committed and accountable. How can you read stories like this, and NOT do something? I wondered where you heard about this woman. Are you wanting to focus on helping her organization at this point or do you want to organize efforts elsewhere as well? I would love to get my children involved in this effort as well.

    • tracy

      How did I hear about her? Well, my friend, Lani, at thewhitneyconservatory.blogspot.com has a link to http://flourishingmother.blogspot.com/ and which had a note “Beware – This changed my life this week.” Of course, I had to know what changed her life, so I clicked on it and it took me to Katie’s page and the post about the Michael and the baby and the worms and the anger and the sadness and it changed me as well. I would like to have some group efforts going on for $$, for supplies, for sewing, for selling necklaces, for buying chickens, for buying birth kits – I have lots of ideas, but I need to find out how many people want to join with me. I hope lots of people will join and we will be able to make a big difference!

    • tracy

      And of course children’s efforts are much welcomed! My girls are getting pretty excited at the thought of selling necklaces and earning money to donate chickens. You know, I sent that email out to over 100 people. If we all donated $60, they would have their $6000 for the land they need. If we all donated $30 we could sponsor 10 children in school this year.

  3. Katherine

    I want to help. I could offer my sewing skills.

    • tracy

      Great! We will need seamstresses – you know how bad I am at sewing!

  4. Kelli

    I want to help too! I can sew and learn to do just about anything. I don’t have alot of money, but I definitely have more than I need. I don’t have a lot of time, but again, I have more than I need. Let me know of anything I can do to help.

  5. I just noticed on her blog that they are no longer accepting supplies:

    “Due to overwhelming response, we are not no longer accepting items to send to Uganda. If you have already purchased items from the list you may send them.

    Our greatest need is for monetary donations to help with the feeding program.

    Thank you for your interest and generosity!”

    I was going to collect items and mail them off but now I will probably make a monetary donation.

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