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The Journey - September 9, 2013

  • 2013 Sep 09

The Journey with Ron Moore

Passion to Action | Amos 2:7

Amos 2:7 They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed.

You have to stop at the gate. Only the guards can let you into Metro Amigo, a state run orphanage located outside of Panama City. When you pull up to the building, many of the orphans will run to greet you. They long for the attention that has been stolen from them. Death has taken some parents from these children. Others have been abandoned by moms and dads who don’t want them. These children—ranging in age from one to eighteen—have been denied justice. So we decided to do something about it.

Through the generosity of many committed believers from The Bible Chapel in Pittsburgh and Panama, ANA Panama was birthed. This ministry provides transition homes where orphaned and/or abandoned children can experience the love of Christ and the acceptance of family. They also get needed education and learn a skill that will provide an income when they are on their own.

I have to tell you that I am wearied by “all talk and no action” people. They wax eloquently about the sad state of things. They get all worked up over how things ought to be. They think they have all the solutions. But, actual involvement? Oh, no. That’s for someone else. What good is talk without involvement? It’s time to put passion to action!

Father, help us not be just hearers of Your word who can win Bible trivia contests, but never actually do anything substantive for Christ. Shake us out of our all talk mode. Put urgency and action into our hearts. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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