Friday, September 23, 2011

Today - Near Nashville

**UPDATE**  Thanks to those who donated some items and money.  Delivery was made on Saturday 9/24.  God bless you all!

A sweet baby girl was born prematurely.  Her mom doesn't have the best record, evidently.  Sweet baby girl has gone into foster care here locally in Middle Tennessee and is being fostered by a mom that I know and respect immensely.  Baby girl has some very special needs at the moment.  This situation came up practically overnight (or possibly exactly overnight)....and we can jump in and help them.  The hope is that the mom I know will be able to legally adopt her very soon, but there are certainly details to be worked out in the meanwhile.

As you can imagine, taking in a new baby all of a sudden is expensive.  And the mom will have to take a considerable amount of time off work to care for this preemie newborn baby.  My desire is that Beautiful Feet Global Outreach could raise some quick funds for a Walmart or Target giftcard.  If you can help, please do so today!  Thank you so much!

Go to the website and click on the donate button.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You Have More Power Than You Realize

I cannot believe how quickly September 1 has arrived.  The last time Beautiful Feet Global Outreach paid school fees was in May.  Back in May I had an endless amount of hope that by the time September rolled around, we would have more than enough to pay the next round of school fees.  I didn't anticipate a rent crisis.  I didn't anticipate another food shortage.  Neither did they.  Neither did anyone.  So - here we are at the time that school fees are due again.  We need about $4,000 more than we have.  And that is only for the school doesn't even begin to touch the rent that is due again, nor the food that needs to be replenished again.

Sad story...I know.  But those of us who are involved with BFGO and the leaders/administrators at the orphanage, as well as the orphans themselves, have been called to persevere, have hope, not give up and not grow weary.  We know that God is working.  It is so evident.  He is ever present.  His presence is seen and felt most in the hearts and spirits of each of us.  He shows up fact, He never leaves us.

Guilt is not a reasonable tactic.  In fact, I will have no part of it.  We are not competing with other orphan ministries and Christian organizations.  We are just here to honor God is some small way by serving some desperate children who no one else seems to even know about.  We saw a need that wasn't being met and we are trying to be used of God to fill in the gaps.  HE is the provider and that is all that we have to know to know that HIS will is at work and HE will send the manna.  But our part is crucial too.  We have to raise awareness.  The more awareness and exposure we bring to the lives and hardships of these children, the more donations we will receive on their behalf.   The two questions for you are:
(1)  Can you give?
(2)  Can you spread the word?

2 is even more important than 1.  You have the power to spread the word, increase awareness and raise funds for BFGO to serve the children in the precious name of our Lord and Savior.  This power that you have impacts lives in ways you cannot even begin to fathom.  Please help us spread the word.

Melissa Irwin