Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ministry Mondays!

Today I want to introduce to you a ministry/organization called Children's Hope Chest.
In 2000, DH and I, took a leap of faith, and answered the call to care for orphans. We went to russia, along with Children's Hope chest. We visited orphans in several orphanages, and put on a vacation Bible school with a team of other people who also wanted to reach out to the orphans of russia. It was an experience that broke my heart, and changed me to the core, and I have never been the same. Sadly, not much has improved in this country in 10 years. A million orphans there continue to suffer. The despair and emptiness I witnessed in the faces of the very young up to teens was something I wasn't prepared for. To this day there is a part of me that still aches for the orphans of this country, and part of my heart is still there.
Children's Hope chest has evolved since then, and they now work in many other countries. I also found another wonderful ministry called Visiting Orphans that partners with them. I love all the options they have and what they are doing for the orphans of our world. These two ministries are amazing and I am going to pray about getting involved with both. Please check them out.

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

Thanks Michelle for doing Ministry Mondays. Hugs