Friday, February 15, 2008


Friends, I am simply blown away at the perspective God has dropped smack dab in the middle of my lap. I can not put into words how it is I'm feeling, but I can say this... I'm drawn to tears at just about anything right now. It's not hormonal. It's not due to pain ... other than the pain in my heart as I read some of the blogs of the people in Uganda right now (if you can't read all of them, then please -- at least go to Shannon's).

I'm realizing more and more that Compassion Internationals goal was NOT ONLY to bless the people in Uganda by inviting a handful of "mere bloggers" ... moms at that ... to join them, but one of their goals was to use these bloggers to challenge us in such a profound way that we are rendered speechless to the point that we feel we must ACT, and ACT immediately.

Today, I was going to post a Meme, a You Tube clip, and whatever other random thing I could grab on to ... but honestly? I'm not up to it. God is really working in my heart right now, and I pray that he begin to prick yours, too.

By the way... I'm totally awed by a God that can use a mere mortal to prick our hearts so deeply. Think of the power that his own son possesses to do the very same? Wow!!! That's all I can say.

Please... I beg you ... if you haven't been following the group in Uganda I was referring to, I ask you to pop over and read some of their entries in their blogs, and look at some of the beautiful, heart wrenching, soul pricking pictures.

Then, come back here, and feel free to post your thoughts. I look forward to hearing how God is working in some of your hearts as well!

Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer: Link to her posts on the trip to Africa

Sophie from BooMama: Link to her posts on the trip to Africa

Anne from Flowerdust: Link to her posts on the trip to Africa

Shaun Groves: Link to his main "Shlog" (he doesn't have his posts with individual categories) and a link to his main category page (all his posts for Uganda can be found under "Compassion International Blogging Trip To Uganda 2008", or currently on the main page of his "Shlog."

Compassion International's Blog: List of Bloggers and others on the trip to Africa

Edited to add: It looks like all the links work now. Sorry about that.


momrn2 said...

We have sponsored a boy for about 3years now. The blessing we receive is so great!!!

I hope other's don't miss the opportunity to step forward and open themselves to blessing also!

Anonymous said...

We had been sponsors of 2 Ugandan girls for almost a year, until about 6 months ago when we had to temporarily suspend our sponsorship. I'm eager to get back to acting on that compassion.

Org Junkie said...

I feel exactly the same way Gibee, I am so moved by the way God is using all of them, by all the faces I see on their posts, so beautiful.

Pam said...

My heart has been absolute mush all week. Not that this will make the difference for everyone, but my heart is a little lighter this evening knowing we have sponsored a little girl in Guatemala today. She is five and so precious.

Thanks for this challenging post, dear friend.