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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Justice fulfilled...

The other day, I got wonderful news.

*Nhu, of Remember Nhu (see post "God of Love" or Remember Nhu) is no longer at risk of being re-sold! (If you want the details, email me!) Not only that, but her grandmother, the one who sold her into slavery when she was 12 for $300, recognized the fact that her gods were doing nothing for her, but she saw the love of Christ in Nhu... and Carl... and others, and decided that she wants to have that God in her life, too. The E.D. of Remember Nhu considers that decision as much of a miracle as Nhu being rescued in the first place!

*This is a photo of Cambodian kids, but Nhu is not in it!

Thanks to all of you -- and I know there were many -- who were praying for that specific situation. Please continue to pray for the Remember Nhu organization... as there are still many, many more little girls --and boys-- that need to be rescued. I pray that someday God will use me to help them in "bigger" ways, but for now I am doing what I can.

In our book study of The Good News About Injustice, we've talked about what we can do to help fight injustice... and there are a lot of little things. But it seems as real change... really making a difference costs so much: our resources, our time, our energy, our very lives. Is it worth all of that? Of course. No doubt. But somehow... it's so much easier said than done. So in the meantime... is sending money, helping local kids, volunteering for Remember Nhu, trying to raise awareness, writing to legislators... enough? Not really. But until more doors are opened (and then if I'm brave enough to walk through them)... I guess it has to be?

It's so weird... that one time I'm blogging about serious 'stuff' like this, the next I'm blogging about buying tons of kids books. I guess life is made up of those moments though, huh? The serious and the "lite"...the painful and the happy... the thoughtful and the every-day-ordinary.

May you find joy in both the serious and the every-day-ordinary--and know that there is hope in the most dire circumstances.


Blogger Aunt Cindy said...

The Lord works in mysterious ways. We never know how God will use a situation.
Your writing reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3. "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven."

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