David Burchett Christian Blog and Commentary

Is this worth the effort?

He sent it through a young lady named Hannah. She sent me an email in response to my post yesterday about My Christmas Gift List.

Mr. Burchett,
Mommy read your blog to us this morning.  We have been sponsoring a 10 year old boy in Mozambique since August through World Vision.  We are learning more and more every day about the ministry of World Vision.  Mommy is reading to us stories out of the World Vision magazine.  This morning as mommy was reading to us about the things we could be praying for, I got even more bothered about what people weren't doing for all the millions and billions of needy and orphaned children around the world.  The huge numbers really bothered me.  I think when mommy was helping us to understand what it must be like to be an orphan is when I started thinking about what more we could do.  Yes, pray, but what could we do otherwise.  We had already been considering a World Vision gift--a goat, because Rebekah likes goats.  But then we began to talk about making more people aware of these children and their needs.  So, we are going to put together an information booth to educate and make the people of our church more aware. I wondered if you and Mrs Burchett would be willing to help us man the booth when the time comes.  We want to design posters, show children that need sponsorship and ask for donations towards two or three specific World Vision gifts.  What do you think? Would you help us?



Wow. Even a “Bad Christian” wouldn’t think of turning that request down.

Dear Hannah,

Mr.Burchett will be honored to help you when his eyes have quit watering. Must be allergies. Or maybe it is being touched by the heart of a wonderful girl. Thanks for loving these children with the love of Jesus. If more people cared like you we could make a real difference.

Your humbled friend,


Thanks Hannah. Thank you God for the reminder that you use our humble gifts that we offer to You. Would you pray about following Hannah’s lead and make more people aware of these children and their needs. Mark records this example of the heart of Jesus for children.

One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.  Mark 10 NLT

We have a chance to be His arms and His hands to children around America and the world. We have a chance to bless these children of God. Will we?

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