Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, January 04, 2010

Looking for a match!

We are starting something in our Freshman Girls Life groups… the girls are going to be donating money to, organization that provides clinics and clean water to Africans.

Did you know that just $1 can provide clean water to an African for a year?? Amazing.

This morning as I was running the water as I brushed my teeth, I stopped the water and wondered how many times I’ve done that and how many times I’ve taken advantage of the water at my disposal.

My goal is for our girls to donate $100, maybe more, you never know what a bunch of crazy teens who love Jesus can do.

One of the things we are going to do is as we donate, we will have a poster board and we will glue pictures of Africans on it to put a face to the dollars. I am visual and I like to see who we are affecting, I think it will be positive.

I’m looking for a match. I am looking for someone who will match what the girls donate. Even if it’s $5 (because that means that for every $5 my girls donate, 10 africans will be affected). Imagine, we can turn the world upside-down in love. If you are interested, send me an email or a message (on facebook) at

If you can’t donate, I ask that you please be in prayer for this effort, that this isn’t an emotional response but a change of heart in these beautiful young women who have been touched by a love that none of us will ever completely understand.
Matthew 25:31-46 31"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' 44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

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