Will You Take the First Step?

GivingTuesday-Assn8 Today is an exciting day! Today on this blog we are going to be a part of something big and brand new that has never been tried before. Today Compassion International along with it’s family of friends, sponsors, and bloggers from all over the world are coming together to help fund and launch a brand a new Child Survival program  to help moms and babies in Gujarat, India! Did I mention… the plan is to do it….ALL IN ONE DAY?! Today is ‘Giving Tuesday’ and I am inviting YOU to be part of it. Why are we doing this? Because these are the facts….

  • In the small community of Gujarat most of the mothers are just teenagers.
  • Over 70 percent of the babies born here are born in their homes.
  • Most are surrounded by, illiteracy, alcoholism, abuse, child labor, and child marriage,
  • They are malnourished.
  • 1 in 3 newborn deaths in the world occur in India.
  • Every year over 2 million children under the age of 5 dies in India, and half of those 2 million children die before their 1st birthday.

I am saddened when I read those facts. It is just so hard to believe that children are living in those conditions and that they are dying from preventable and treatable causes. Children under the age of 5 should not be dying from things such as dehydration and malnutrition and today we are going to help change this! Because WE can change this! Funding this new child survival program will:

  • help prepare moms with training to help them care for their babies.
  • help mothers learn to read and write.
  • help by giving children a safe place to learn and grow.
  • help by ensuring lifesaving medical care for babies and their moms.
  • and most of all proclaim the hope of Jesus to families living in poverty.

In March of 2013 I visited a small village in Haiti which has a Compassion child survival program in place and it was working very well.  I saw moms and babies who where healthy, thriving in their community and most of all I saw whole families who were filled with the joy and the knowledge that they are loved by others and most of all loved by Jesus. Child Survival programs help to save lives and they help to give hope. They work. Today I am asking you to join us as we band together to help the moms and babies of Gujarat to have a fighting chance by helping to fund this new Child survival program. Will you help rescue babies in poverty in India? Your first step could be their first step…. GivingTuesday-Assn-3 will you Click any picture in this blog post and it will take you to more information about how you can help rescue moms and babies. You can also help the moms and babies of Gujarat by sharing this post today or any other link in this post with your friends. I also ask if you would please pray today for this program and all of the lives it will affect. Thank you so much for your help,

Have a blessed Tuesday,

T

#GivingTuesday #CompassionBloggers

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Here is a video I took of the moms and babies singing to us while visiting a Compassion Child Survival Program In Haiti. 

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8 thoughts on “Will You Take the First Step?

  1. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus says:

    Thanks T for sharing this need, yes many Children and their Mums need our help, I feel what ever is given will be better than nothing but how wonderful to receive enough to make a big difference in their lives, not just physically but Spiritually too.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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    • T says:

      Thank you so much for the reblog and also thank YOU for walking the walk Anne. I have seen many times your love for others and also how much you love children from your words on your blogs, to your beautiful power points that you create for others to your encouraging comments you leave. You are a blessing to many and are doing so much for God’s kingdom. God Bless YOU my friend!

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  2. Ron says:

    Thanks Terri, mistreated and ill cared for children in any situation is horrific, unfortunately Christian aid in such places is very hard to accomplish , so whatever you can do Terri is a blessing.

    Ron

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    • T says:

      Yes you are right, I Thank you Ron for stopping by and for your comment. I hope your doing well, I have been and will continue to keep praying for you! God bless you.

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  3. Megan says:

    This is such exciting news, Terri! Thank you for sharing! Mommies with children living in poverty has been very heavy on my heart recently – it’s so encouraging to see that these efforts are going forth! Praise God!

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