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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Joining the WorldHelp Team

Summer is winding down.
I know this because I have served 1,545 sandwiches
answered my children's call for 1,000,000 cups of water.

I love them,
but as August burns hot across all of us,
I feel myself slowing to these requests.

There is a part of me that is tired of hearing these requests for more food, more water.

Part of me that has started to resent dinner, for having the audacity to come every.single.night.

Then, I remember this video below,
and I am asked if I could take up the voices of people
who are too burdened with hardship, labor, or an ocean swallows up their words.



And my heart,
oh, my heart feels so heavy
for the lightness of their malnourished frames.

And I cannot express how I feel for those mamas,
who have to listen to their babies cry for more food,
and how their whole souls must ache with not having the food and cleaning drinking water to sustain them.

Suddenly, I know that I cannot be tired of hearing these requests for more food, more water.

I know that I need to lend my voice
so that these needs, these people
can be heard over the full bellies of our entitlement.

World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization that exists to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.

An organization, that I feel is doing things the right way.
Supporting over 100 National Partnerships such as the baby rescue above,
and they are looking for more voices to help. 

I have signed on to the Blogging Team,
meaning that once a month or so I will be bringing you some awesome things happening,
and yes, perhaps some hard to swallow statistics.

But I promise you,
I will never share, and WorldHelp never aims
to exploit. To sensationalize. 

Just, to speak towards needs
and most importantly point towards hope. 
We belong to each other.


If you would be interested in joining us, in whatever capacity that is,
please let me know, via e-mail, comment below - anything. 
and certainly visit http://worldhelp.net/ to learn more.

THIS post specifically, if you are a blogger who would like to learn more.

As for today, I will be reminded that every sticky jam sandwich I serve, every cup filled with water from my sink, I am doing not only for my children. But for the mamas' that don't have the luxury. 

And I will lend my voice so that one more mama, can smile when dinnertime comes tonight.


7 comments:

  1. 'Resenting dinner for coming each night' haven't we been all been there. Choosing to thank God today for his provision and for women like you who've decided to take up the call to tell God's story. Blessings!

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  2. "And I cannot express how I feel for those mamas,
    who have to listen to their babies cry for more food,
    and how their whole souls must ache with not having the food and cleaning drinking water to sustain them."

    The memories of hearing and seeing these mamas is forever etched in my heart. And when my small little world begins to overwhelm me, which I let happen far too often, I think of them.

    This is beautiful, heart stirring, and honest. I'm so looking forward to reading more. Thank you for feeling so deeply, for allowing yourself to.

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  3. Thankful to be on this journey with you! blessings!

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  4. Oh perspective ...a really good thing. Thanks for reminding us how lucky we are to be able to do the mundane. I'd love to help -- so happy you're adding your voice to this!

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  5. Yes, this. My heart is rending and I call myself a weeping warrior. I want to go, I want to go now but God is teaching me, preparing me, equipping me and has said, 'Not yet my daughter..." He just said that yesterday and I wept and submitted and shared with my husband how Abba said not yet. Then I see this post...a second one from the past two days and I see why Abba said, "Not yet". I have told Him my 'tongue is a pen of a ready writer..." And I see He is teaching me to be content in the role and place He has me...right now it may not be to go in the frontlines rescuing babies, but to be the lips of clay for Him, to stir others to love and good deeds...to make sure we do not numb ourselves or fall asleep but remain alert for the purposes of prayer. Thank you for sharing, thank you for inviting me to join you in being a voice crying in the wilderness

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  6. Beautifully said. Living in the "land of plenty" my heart is stirring to do so much more.

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  7. oh, i LOVE that you are a part of this team too dear tara! it's such a good organization. love your heart sister.

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