Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day - Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day. The focus is poverty.

I'd like to focus on a ministry that is small compared to many, Adopt-a-Legacy. Brian and Heather Jamison are providing hope for orphans in western Kenya.

When a child loses their parents to AIDS, it is no fault of their own. How will they eat? Where will they live? These are hard and complicated questions to answer. Since Brian and Heather lived in western Kenya for more than seven years, they do have a pulse on some of the answers. They help Kenyans to help themselves.

Your gift to that cause is truly an investment in the future. Make a difference today!

Finally, many say something like, "We should look to the needs in our own backyard first!" I beg to disagree. Having lived in Kenya for five years, I know that the physical needs there are deeper and wider than those of the neediest people in America.

2 comments:

Amastreetkid said...

It great to hear there are others out there who are concerned about our children, our future. I work for a non profit in south Africa, we mainly work with street children and one of the main reason they leave home is because of poverty. Sarah

richies said...

I believe in looking into your own backyard, but you are so right there is no comparison between the US and most of the rest of the world. I think the US would be a better place if more of us spent some time helping in other countries. Once you have done that, you have a deeper appreciation for what we have in America, and a deeper compassion for others.