Sore throat. Runny nose. Relentless cough. Congestion in nasal cavities and chest. Headache. Blurry eyes and dizziness.
As I lay here with this headcold, having a hard time breathing, I am starkly aware that I am laying in a very comfortable bed, in a safe and secure gated community and inside a nice and comfortable apartment. I have the privilege of watching tv. reading, napping, or distracting and entertaining myself in many different ways. There is food in the refrigerator and more in the cupboards. I have many fluids to keep myself hydrated. I live in such a culture that has provided for me to, even in these moments of sickness and feeling horrible, be able to provide for my needs and wants.
My thoughts go out to the children of this world who have no family, home, or stability. In their moments of sickness (which tend to be elongated for lack of nutrition and medicinal availability) these poor children often have no one and no resources to help them overcome their sickness. Simple things as a headcold or slight virus can become incredibly crippling in their lives, as they may not be able to treat symptoms and prevent increasing sickness.
Abogar International Ministries is looking for ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus to these children. As we establish more and more connections with these children, we want to offer them the awesome message and love of Jesus Christ first and foremost, with the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and we also want to find ways to be looking to their current and real tangible needs as well. My heart is very excited about what the future holds for Abogar International Ministries, and how God wants to use us to be a vessel through which He can bless these children! May we offer them the changes in life that they may be able to have the comfortable environment we are so afforded even and especially when we are sick! (And thanks for any and all prayers for my health as well!) 🙂