Words cannot, I mean, CANNOT describe today. To see George meet his sponsoring family was out of this world.
For those of you who could not make it - George Jowi was a child sponsored through Compassion International. For $32/month, a family gave George hope. He had never met them, but had always wanted to meet them. He even shared that he had googled them almost every day since he has been in the United States seeking his college degrees – since 2000! He shared that he googled them on Friday, praying that he would get to meet them before he goes back to Kenya.
Well, today it happened in our 9:30 service. And it truly was a surprise. How incredible it was to see he and his sponsoring family meet. This family got to see what their investment had done in his life.
We had prayed that through his story, the families of Stonecreek would sponsor 100 children in addition to the 58 our families currently sponsor. Can I say we didn’t hit 100? Well, we didn’t… we hit 220! They are still coming in.
Way to go Stonecreek. Right now there are kids in a remote country walking down a muddy road wondering where their next meal is coming from. And it’s coming from you…
God, thank you for this opportunity. Help us to continue to have a passion to make a difference both here and around the world. You are big and we are small. Also, help us to have that same passion for those in our own backyard. Amen.
Don’t miss this Sunday, as we talk about “Transplanted in Suburbia.” None of us are from here. Even if we grew up here, things have changed so rapidly that it is completely different.
We’ll have a very clear explanation of what it means to go “home” spiritually. You will want to invite your friends and family who aren’t following Christ.
I can’t express enough how proud I am to be part of Stonecreek.