Saturday, March 5, 2016

But What Can We DO?

Hey Friend,

Recently, there was a story on CNN about a young boy around the age of nine.  ISIS had been targeting him and his friends with daily beatings in attempts to kidnap them and train them to become terrorists.

This little boy fought with all his might to resist and ended up breaking his leg, which is now turned inward permanently.  He said it was the best thing that could have happened to him because ISIS did not want him with a broken leg.  His friends who weren't so "lucky" are now being murdered if they refuse to train or are given other options such as becoming suicide bombers.

132 innocent children at a school in Pakistan were massacred...mowed down in a blaze of bullets by the Taliban.  The Taliban has opened fire on immunization clinics because they are associated with "western" thinking. The Taliban forbids education for girls. 

Iran has intercontinental ballistic missiles that can carry a nuclear or chemical warhead a distance of 7,145 miles (11,500 km)...putting New York City in missile range. 

I don't say this to be alarmist.  I say this because it's FACT!

Many people feel helpless and hopeless, but there is something you can DO!

Together, with others who want to teach love vs. hate, we have started Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc.

RCF, Inc. exists to promote the hope and love of Jesus with people around the world with a particular focus on providing a Christian education to those who are impoverished, oppressed, orphaned, or persecuted for their faith.

We want these children to find the love and hope that Jesus teaches within our doors.  We don't want them winding up on the doorstep of extremist jihad seminaries.

Even peace-loving Muslims are intrigued by the light of Christ that shines in the lives of these transformed children.  They want to know more about this Jesus who offers grace for our sins.

We firmly believe in the "Multiplication Principle" which maintains that by supporting Christian education and humanitarian aid in countries like Pakistan (and the Middle East), we can break the chains of illiteracy, neglect, and darkness. 

Even more so, we can contribute to those being raised to show love and respect not hatred and evil toward others. 

I invite you to check out our new website:

www.redeemerchristianfoundation.org

Click Here

From now until Easter we are issuing the:


Change for Children
Challenge

At schools that RCF, Inc. supports, a nourishing meal is offered to the children during the school day.  Many of the children are malnourished and this is often the only meal they get for the day.  Their diet is severely lacking in protein.

By meeting this basic need, they are better able to focus in school and live abundantly.

If you're like me...somewhere in your home you have the infamous jar into which all the spare change from your purse, pockets, car cup holders, sofa cushions, and washer/dryer are tossed.

Would you round up your coins and take them to a coin counter or the bank and whatever amount your coins add up to....would you take the extra step to write a check to Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc. to go to providing meals??  100% of your donation goes to the children!

Let this be an Easter Offering to bless others with love...

Make checks payable and send to:
RCF, Inc.
103 Silver Lining Lane
Cary, NC  27513

**All donations to RCF, Inc. are exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501c3. and can be deducted on your annual tax filing.**

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."  (Matthew 25:40)

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  (Psalm 82:3)

Dear Heavenly Father,  Thank you for your merciful love.  Have compassion on us and the direction in which our world is going.  Let people turn from their evil ways and love others the way Jesus taught us to love.  Enable us to love our enemies in the way that you love them.  Help us to raise up a new generation that has hope because of Christ's love and  a Bible-based education.  Help us to care, as you would care, for the orphaned, the destitute, and the oppressed.  Let us take heart that there truly is something we can DO!  Don't let us sit idly by.  We thank you in advance for how you will work in the lives of these children.  In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

My 82 year old mother will be visiting for awhile and she is like the Energizer Bunny.  I am going to take a little sabbatical and then will need to rest up after her visit lol.  I invite you to visit the Archives for any posts you may have missed.  I hope to be back around St. Pat's Day :)

Be blessed...

28 comments:

  1. Bev, what a wonderful suggestion for an Easter offering! And may God bless your efforts to provide meals for these children. My heart breaks for them, and how wonderful God has created a path for you to be an advocate for these precious little ones. Thank you for following His leading. Prayers for your ministry, RCF!

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    1. Kristine,
      We did this spare change fundraiser last year and purchased Bibles for all the children. It's amazing how all the change adds up. Thank you for your prayers and I hope you'll join in the challenge!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  2. I love your mission work for Redeemer Christian and the beautiful website and foundation that you have set up. It shows the love you have for these children as well as your heart for being faithful to God and His calling. I pray you enjoy the time with your mom. I am sure you both will be blessed by her visit. Love and hugs to you.

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you for your continual encouragement and for checking out the website!! I so wish I could get my arms around each and every child!! So glad to have my mom here with me!! Love and ((hugs)) back to you friend!
      Blessings,
      Bev xx

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    2. Praying your time with your mom was blessed!

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    3. It truly was, Mary, thanks!!
      xx

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  3. Will definitely be looking into the website and ministry! Thank you for this suggestion!

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    1. Bethany,
      Oh please do...these forgotten children need loving and caring hearts to look after them!! We'd love to have you join in our mission with the challenge!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  4. Enjoy the visit with your mother. In the meantime, I'll be peruse the website you mentioned. I already love hearing about the outreach in your post. Surely, there's more goodness at that website to battle those crazy, sad facts ripe for a change. Visiting via #tellHisstory.

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    1. Kristi,
      That's what we are all about...giving people something constructive that they can DO in the face of terrorism! By changing lives at the source we can change a generation of future leaders. Thanks for looking into our website. Hope to have you joining with us!!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  5. Blessings as you visit with your mum. She will certainly feel honored by your time and attention!

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    1. Thanks Michele,
      We always have a good time together. I am trying to be intentional and stay in the moment because I never know just how many more moments we'll have. Thanks for all your well wishes!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  6. What an awesome ministry. Glad we are neighbors at Messy Marriage.

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    1. Susan,
      Thanks for checking us out. Children, all around the globe, have special needs. We are just trying to serve these children that the world has forgotten...
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  7. Bev, I can hear the tears of your heart as your speak of this ministry. It''s amazing, and will make a difference. God is able to multiply small acts of good and kindness beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you for this enlightening piece. Happy Wednesday!
    Megs

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    1. Megs,
      Yes, I guess you could say that I have love and passion for these innocent children. Their beautiful eyes have witnessed atrocities that no person should ever have to witness. Just wanting them to know that they are not forgotten and that other around the world truly do care about what they are going through. God continues to blow my socks off!!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  8. May the Lord bless this ministry, Bev. Congratulations on opening a new website! Thank you for what you are doing on behalf of this school.

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    1. Betsy,
      Thank you so much for your prayers and blessings!! Amazing what things happen when we just make ourselves available to God.
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  9. What a fabulous effort you are supporting! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie, for your support and encouragement!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  10. Bev, blessings on your ministry. Blessed to be your neighbor at Tell His Story this week.

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    1. Welcome Tara,
      So good to have you here and thank you for the well wishes!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  11. Bev, I'm off to look at your web site. Your ministry sounds wonderful.

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    1. Rachel,
      Thanks for popping over to our new website! I love my work with RCF, Inc....it has truly been a faith-growing experience for me and a blessing for the children!
      Blessings,
      Bev xx

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  12. Bev, neighbors again. I do hope you received our check?

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    1. Susan,
      Yes I did and thank you so much for supporting the children through RCF, Inc. 100% of your gift goes directly to the children!
      Blessings,
      Bev

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  13. What a beautiful and powerful way to push back the forces of darkness, Bev! I love this. I'll be checking it out and sharing your post in the Twittersphere. Very inspirational!

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    1. Beth,
      Thanks so much for sharing...there are many Christian schools around the globe but very very few in in this dark corner of the world. May you be richly blessed!
      Always,
      Bev xx

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