Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Age not a factor

Maggie Doyne is in her early twenties yet she has over 35 children and is principle of a school of 230 students. Does this sound strange to you? Maggie took a gap year after her senior year and wound up in Nepal. There hundreds of orphaned children found their way into Maggie's heart. Maggie Doyne stared a children's home called Kopila Valley. In 2010, she opened the Kopila Valley school with $100,000 awarded from DoSomething. This young lady is truly making a difference in these kids lives. She does not let her age stop her but works for these children and loves them with all her heart! Pray that God would bless Maggie and her work. Pray that She would come to know Christ if she does not. Also pray for these kids that God would save them and make them into leaders as they grow. Maggie started Blinknow where she believes that in the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.
Check out the links above to Maggie Doyne's blog and learn more!
Have a great week! God bless.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

He's always been faithful

Fourteen years ago, Jesus saved me! I am so in awe of His love for me!
He has always been faithful to me!

This song is by Sara Groves... every time I hear it I am blessed and amazed
at God's love for me. Enjoy!

Have a great week! God bless!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Greater Love

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

Isn't it crazy how much Jesus loves us? I mean, He died for us! There is no deeper love than this! And we, in turn, ought to lay down our lives in love for others. Life and death is at stake. We must love because we are loved. Hope you all had a wonderful valentine's day! And I'm leaving you with a quote from Winnie the Pooh... :)

Some people care too much, I think it's called love.
-- Winnie the Pooh

God bless!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Her Eyes started their mission

This is taken directly from Love146's website...
Once again, Love146 is an organization that is
saving children from sex trafficking and giving
them hope through Jesus. It is an amazing
organization and I hope you are encouraged
through this story! Here is how they got their

In 2002, the co-founders of Love 146 travelled to South East Asia on an exploratory trip to determine how they could serve in the fight against child sex trafficking. In one experience, a couple of our co-founders were taken undercover with investigators to a brothel, where they witnessed children being sold for sex. This was their experience. This is the story that changed our lives.

"We found ourselves standing shoulder to shoulder with predators in a small room, looking at little girls through a pane of glass. All of the girls wore red dresses with a number pinned to their dress for identification. They sat, blankly watching cartoons on TV. They were vacant, shells of what a child should be. There was no light in their eyes, no life left. Their light had been taken from them. These children...raped each night... seven, ten, fifteen times every night. They were so young. Thirteen, eleven… it was hard to tell. Sorrow covered their faces with nothingness. Except one girl. One girl who wouldn’t watch the cartoons. Her number was 146. She was looking beyond the glass. She was staring out at us, with a piercing gaze. There was still fight left in her eyes. There was still life left in this girl...

"...All of these emotions begin to wreck you. Break you. It is agony. It is aching. It is grief. It is sorrow. The reaction is intuitive, instinctive. It is visceral. It releases a wailing cry inside of you. It elicits gut-level indignation. It is unbearable. I remember wanting to break through the glass. To take her away from that place. To scoop up as many of them as I could into my arms. To take all of them away. I wanted to break through the glass to tell her to keep fighting. To not give up. To tell her that we were coming for her…"

“Because we went in as part of an ongoing, undercover investigation on this particular brothel, we were unable to immediately respond. Evidence had to be collected in order to bring about a raid, and eventually justice on those running the brothel. It is an immensely difficult problem when an immediate response cannot address an emergency. Some time later, there was a raid on this brothel and children were rescued. But the girl who wore #146 was no longer there. We do not know what happened to her, but we will never forget her. She changed the course of all of our lives." -Rob Morris, President and Co-founder

We have taken her number so that we remember why this all started. So that we must tell her story. It is a number that was pinned to one girl, but that represents the millions enslaved. We wear her number with honor, with sorrow, and with a growing hope. Her story can be a different one for so many more.

Love146 message may not be easy to hear.
It may seem an impossible task with 27
million people enslaved. 2 children are sold
every minute. Over 100,000 children are forced
into prostitution or pornography every year.
But as Love146 states, "Human beings are NOT
commodities. Children are Not for sale." Go
to Love 146 and read some of the amazing
stories of young children who have been
rescued and are now living in Hope!!!
God bless!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here am I

Isaiah 6:8-9

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
He said, “Go and tell this people"

This is definitely my favorite Bible verse! Every
time I read it I feel convicted and encouraged
at the same time. I am convicted to share God's
word with my friends here at home. I see my
fear of man. I also see God's grace in my life
and I am encouraged when I remember that He
will never leave me or forsake me. I also am
encouraged because it makes me want to pursue
my dream of going to Africa to share this message
with "the Least of these". These precious children
who need the hope of Jesus! What is God calling
you to do? Where will you go for Him and who
will you tell?
God bless!