A small flame

A small flame

Korah, part 2

{please scroll down for part 1 of this post}

I've been asking the question '
What does it mean for me as a daughter of God to love widows and orphans?'

And He placed Korah in my path.

The trash dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A trash dump where about 75,000 people live as outcasts to society.

I am so excited to say that our family has committed to sponsoring a child who lives in this undesirable place where, surely, God also lives.

The sponsorship provides 'our' child with shelter, food, clothing, medical care, and education. Most of the children available for sponsorship in this program have lost one parent to HIV and their remaining parent is HIV positive. The living parent, in most cases the mother, does hard physical labor to earn the equivalent of between 7 and 22 American dollars a month. They pay $5-15 a month to rent a mud and straw shack. I can't imagine how we would live if everything Phil earned went to pay our rent!

To be the arms of the Gospel for this beautiful little girl and her mother thrills me!

There are still a number of children at HelpKorah who need sponsors. We've all been given so much, haven't we? Please consider sharing a bit of what God has given you with one of these precious children.

'Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer' -- James 1:27

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