Whether you look to the laws of Deuteronomy on caring for the poor and widows and orphans, or to the prophets criticizing the leaders for oppressing the marginalized, or to Jesus’ blessing of those who were otherwise overlooked and oppressed, or to James’ powerful statement that pure and uncontaminated religion is to care for widows and orphans, one message comes through clear:
Those who follow Jesus are called to care for the oppressed, the marginalized, the overlooked, and the ignored.
Lent is a good time to take stock,
to examine where your money goes,
to give to those in need,
especially to those in poverty.
Pray during Lent about your participation with us with Mabanteneni children.
Our blog is committed to caring for a group of orphans in Swaziland, in Mabanteneni, and I would urge you to consider supporting a child. The pictures of these kids are priceless, and about one dollar a day will begin to care for the needs of these children. It takes a few extra seconds for the pictures to download, but they’re worth the wait.
Listen to this greeting from Tom Davis and Pastor Gift from our CarePoint in Swaziland. (If you are having trouble viewing this vimeo, try this link.)