If I promise to lighten up in a minute, will you let me vent for a second? Here in the US, people get shot in theatres, shot in schools, blown up in government buildings, beaten up on the street. And when people lose their minds and act this way, the survivors react in rage and start riots that burn down cities. Their own cities. Life is too precious for that.
This year according to CNN, outside the borders of our paved roads and pay-to-lose-weight civilization, 2,373 people have died while attempting to immigrate. Last year, it was 3,281. These are only the deaths that have been reported. Today, 20-50 were found decomposing in an abandoned truck. They were trying to get to countries like ours. They were willing to take the risk, to sacrifice their lives in order to get away from places where they see no more hope. Had they made it alive, it’s likely they would have worked their fannies off for minimum wage and still saved money to send to their families.
We—you and I and the people you’re thinking of sending this blog—could help people find success instead of being sacrificed. You and I and our friends could bring children hope today, right where they live. We could provide the training and supplies to turn that hope into reality. Together, we can help a generation, and we might even sponsor a child who will lead a nation.
I told you I’d lighten up if you’d let me vent, right? You’ll be flying after you listen to this. There is AWESOME NEWS to be heard—just click here. If you’d like a laugh, check out the 80’s hair on Ms. Margaret Becker. Go ahead and giggle, then pull out your old photos. You’ll be rocking to the song all day.
This month, I’m participating in Compassion International’s “Release 3” project, praying that the three children whose information I have on my desk today will connect with three of you. John Michael, Mathias and Deysi need a few years of your time and $38 per month, to make it through those upcoming teen years and into an adulthood that holds real promise instead of just dreams. In case you wonder, I will never take your money or your credit info. I will send you to the Compassion site and providing you with sign-up information. I get nothing but the joy of knowing that I helped a few more children by spreading the word.
Please let me know if you’d like to sponsor one of these kiddos, and I’ll send you the information. If you have any difficulty responding through WordPress, find me on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.