Thursday, January 22, 2009

Worship and Justice

Last week in my Essentials Blue course, I read about 4 different echoes of a voice in N.T. Wright's Simply Christian, one of them being the echo of justice.

My sister and her husband are ones that don't just talk about justice, they act on it. About 2 years ago, the adopted a little boy from Ethiopia. You can read more about that journey on their blog .

While picking up Elias in Ethiopia, they visited an orphanage dedicated to the care of HIV+ children called AHOPE. Every year for Christmas they sponsor 1-2 children in the names of family members and each year they've done this, those sponsored children have been adopted before the year is up. My sister has even been able to contact some of the adoptive parents to let them know that their child was being prayed for before being adopted. God is good.

This coming up Sunday, my sister is running in a half-marathon with a goal of raising $2000 for AHOPE orphanage. If you're interested in participating in helping her reach that goal, click on this link. It's amazing what this place does for some of the most helpless in Ethiopian society.

Definitely a worthy cause.

And if you want to read more about the AIDS crisis in Ethiopia, pick up a copy of There's No Me without You. What a tremendous story.

For: The Institute of Contemporary and Emerging Worship Studies, St. Stephen's University, Essentials Blue Online Worship Theology Course with Dan Wilt

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