If you are reading this message first let me say thank you. This past Christmas I became interested in Gospel for Asia when I heard them asking people to donate animals to needy families in Asia. There are about 50,000 children in Gospel for Asia's Bridge of Hope program. Through education and basic care, these children have an opportunity to free their families from the cycle of poverty. Gospel for Asia also participates in disaster relief work, water wells and filters for remote villages, and providing income-producing animals and vocational tools to widows and poor families. After learning more about this ministry and their need for church buildings I started a campaign to help them. I have set a goal of $10,000 by the end of 2015. Above is the link to learn more and check on my progress.
For many of us it is so easy to get caught up in the trials of this life. We all have our own set of problems and like many of you I have had more than my fair share. ..but if we stop and think for a moment...I pray that we can change our prospective. Perhaps we are upset that our car needs repair but then God shows us someone walking miles to work each day because they don't have a car. Perhaps we complain about our mundane job or the long commute, then God shows us someone struggling who has lost a job and can not find another.. we gripe about our love ones, then we see someone in the pit of despair who has lost a love one...we gripe about our weight while others have no food to eat at all. The list goes on and on. What if we all just stopped and counted our blessings and out of that gave so others could be blessed. Where I live and maybe where you live also there is a church on every corner. Take a moment today as you run errands or drive to work and just count the churches you pass. We take for granted not only our freedom to worship any way we want but how many choices and places we have within our reach. Please partner with me to build a church in a part of Asia, where there is no church. These churches play a vital role in their communities. Not only a place for worship and discipleship, but it is a vital symbol to the community of security and permanence supporting local missionaries, families and children in many ways. Please read some of the inspiring stories on the Gifts for Asia website and if you feel led to, please make a donation to help me in this very worthwhile effort.
What could we skip or do without, just once to make a difference? One meal out? One coffee run? One manicure? One movie night out? How about gifts we give others? Please consider making a donation in their honor instead. Your support is eternally appreciated. Thank you, Liza (Scotto-Armbrister) Karecki