Friday, October 9, 2009

A Heart for Africa

My BFF is a full time missionary, her life’s goal is to serve the Lord and love people with all her heart. I am so proud of who she has become and where God has called her to be. Her giftings are amazing, as well as plentiful, and they have certainly been put to work. Susan has been to Zambia (which is in South Central Africa) quite a few times and has such a heart for the people there. Each times she visits she falls more and more in love with the people and their country.

She has done much in Africa from helping build community, to helping create jobs as well as facilitating many other projects that are going on. During her last visit, she went to a Zambian Deaf School. While walking through she took notice that though the children had bunk beds, they did not have mattresses. These children were just sleeping on wood boards. Being compassionate and driven person that she is… she wanted to do something about it (You can read her story here).

Here is your chance to get involved and bless a little child in Africa with a comfortable place to lay their head at night. It’s not much and every little bit counts. They need 38 mattresses and each mattress only cost $35; bringing the grand total about $1330. We are almost there, but we can still use all the help we can get.

Galatians 6:7-8 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” If you feel led to give to this noble cause and see that each child gets blessed with a new mattress, click below on the "chip-in" icon and it will take you through the donation process.



Thank you so much for your donation – If you have donated please let me know commenting so I can thank you more formally. What a blessing you are, by choosing to bless others!


7 comments:

MissJody said...

She is doing a wonderful thing...
Very big heart. We need more people like her in the world.

Kasey said...

Love your blog, Lyr! Very touching and encouraging! And you know I love Africa ;-) We're adopting our child from Ethiopia.

Shay said...

She is living my dream! I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on a mission's trip to Africa, we are actually planning on it soon!

Courtney said...

I just donated on her sister's blog for this cause. Such a great thing she is doing!

Michelle said...

Good luck to your BFF in reaching her goal. I have a lot of respect for those out in the mission field. What amazing people to give so selflessly of themselves. I know there is work here locally too but I cannot even imagine how hard it would be to pick up and move across the world.

Trina said...

So glad to see that the goal has been met, maybe by the end of Dec she will have raised double!

I donated when Katie blogged about it. I'm just glad I could contribute even just a few dollars.

LucieP said...

wow that is so awesome that the money was raised!! Congrats !!