We can go to any country on this planet and find exploited children by sinful humans. The children in every country, including the United States, need help from people who want them to grow up to be healthy and spiritually thriving children of God.

God uses His Word to call us to action. Through prayer for guidance, His Word, and prayer for the Holy Spirit to intervene, God reveals to us the how, when, where, and why.

baptism

 The Great commission sends us to the ends of the earth to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Jesus sends us out and makes it clear that we are to GO! Acts 1:8 boldly announces, “8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The actual location of our “work” in response to His leading, comes through that relationship with Him. Some are called to go to the ends of the earth while others are called to work locally. Others are called to stay, give, and pray.

I’ve spent hours meditating on these words. This text is written as a call to action. And it calls me to do more than just give monetary donations. Are you on-board with me about that?

You are called to take action! Maybe you are called to stay, pray and give. But God clearly called me to go and build bridges of hope for children in Thailand. I’m to teach them to fish so they gain dignity and not be vulnerable to predators.

By living out Acts1:8we are being the hands and feet of Christ. Matthew 25:35-36 fleshes out what that looks like.

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

I MUST GO. Will you join me in spirit? Will you encourage and help me with this?

Will you walk along side with Hope Bridges and commit to building Bridges of Hope?