Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just Courage

Seek justice,
rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)

This is the expedition that brings freedom to both those who follow and those who are found.

If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in darkness,
and your night will become like noonday.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:10-11)

In preparation for my trip, I just finished reading Gary Haugen's book - "Just Courage- God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian". Gary is the founder International Justice Mission- Their mission is seek social justice for the oppressed, worldwide.

As I leave next week for Vrindavan- The City of Widow's" where so many women are oppressed, I pray that God will give me the courage to fight on their behalf!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More Angels on Board

So much has transpired since my last post.... God has brought more people to help me with this project. Brianna is a young energetic recent Pepperdine graduate who saw the screening of White Rainbow that we had at Pepperdine University last month. She was so moved by the film that she has volunteered to help us get the non-profit up and running and she is planning on joining us on our first service trip planned for July 15-30. This trip is for Pepperdine students and anyone else that wants to join us. We only have space for 12 people so if you are interested, email me right away!!!
The next Angel is Cissy Watson, a good friend from our Pepperdine days, who will be joining me for the exploratory trip that I am going on next week. Cissy has lots of experience in non-profit organizations as she has been involved with ministries in Honduras and Africa. Pray for us that God will reveal to us exactly what he would have us do.
The next and most exciting development is my new friend, Cynthia Roberts, from Arkansas. Cynthia saw White Rainbow over a year ago, and was moved to go to Vrindavan to check out the situation for herself. She found the Guild's Shelter- Ma Dham- and she feels led to stay and work there for at least 5 months. She is willing to help with the White Rainbow Project by being a permanent presence there. God is so Good! (Cynthia is standing with Dr. Mohini Giri of the Guild of Service in the picture above)