My web browser usually stays open to a few sites throughout the day. Something that caught my eye, something I want to read later, something I want to print out and save, and sometimes somethings I don't want to forget.
Such was the case with this page, a photojournalist's documentation of lives stuck in survival mode at Dadaab refugee camp. Those pictures, those lives, their reality...I didn't want to forget. I needed something by which to measure the value of my day, against which to compare the trials of my own life so that, given a truer perspective by a broadened worldview, I would see how blessed, how rich, how full I really am.
And, as I revisit these pictures, to continue to ask myself, "What can I do?"
Next week our family is doing something. It might not be much but it will be significant. It may save a life or two or more.
We are hosting our second Hotcakes for Humanity with AIM presenting on the medical clinic they are running from the Dadaab refugee camp. Gathering with friends of like compassion, we are pulling our resources to do...something.
Would you mind praying for us? We have come against a serious setback with much of our invitations getting delayed significantly, too late for many to come or reschedule previous plans. We continue to press on, even in diminished capacity. But please pray, that those God would have come would be able to and that the work God has prepared in advance for this to accomplish would.
Oh, and if you're a local, you are welcome, too!