Proverbs 31:8~ Let your mouth be open for those who have no voice, in the cause of those who are ready for death.
Several weeks ago, I was reading a bedtime story to my daughter. She snuggled in close. Her hair smelled like shampoo and her skin was soft against my chest. I find I cherish this youngest of my seven… maybe more because I know she’s our last. After I said prayers and tucked her in, I went downstairs and listened to the news with Jay. I wished we had not turned it on. Horrible images flashed across the screen. It’s become almost routine, this genocide that’s happening in Iraq and Syria. And then, it hit me.
There’s a man and woman somewhere “over there” who don’t have a daughter to tuck in at night anymore. Why? She was beheaded by a terrorist group that is mercilessly killing people and/or driving them from their homes. A feeling of helplessness washed over me. What can I do?
I don’t want my heart to grow numb to the suffering of others, but it seems there is so.much.suffering. Especially lately.
Shortly after that, I received an invitation to help my friends at Planet Mommyhood as they worked to launch a campaign that would assist Food for the Hungry. Food for the Hungry is there right now, assisting Christian refugees living under unspeakable circumstances. They need our help. The idea was to get other bloggers, musicians and organizations to help bring awareness to the plight of innocent families in Iraq and Syria.
The refugees have lost their voice—but we can be a voice for them.
I Am Your Voice Campaign Video
We’re not helpless. There are many ways we can be the voice of those who have no voice. Here are a few of the best ones:
$125 – Provides one week of emergency food rations to 10 people to guard against malnutrition
$65 – Ensures that three families receive essential hygiene items, including a bucket, jerry can, soap, and disinfectant
$22 – for one family for hygiene items
The refugees are living in appalling conditions. We can help.
Thank you for standing with us as we work to be a voice for the voiceless. Give here.