Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Friday, February 26, 2010

As of late, I find my thoughts continuously drifting across the sea to Africa, and when they do, I think of every little thing that I take for granted in life. Food, shoes, clothes, soap, a house, a goose down comforter, a bathroom, plenty of transportation. I think about how so many people in this country starve themselves to look the part, and how so many people in Africa die of starvation because they don't have the choice. I stumbled across this video awhile back, and was extremely touched by it. I hope that as you watch it, the Lord will speak to your heart.

In Him,


leah said...

it is so hard not to take for granted the comforts we are blessed to have (shoes and down comforters). continually giving of ourselves to go and experience the way people live outside the US is a great way to gain and keep a perspective of living a thankful, purposeful, missional life.
like the song said, the hope i saw in people's eyes in Haiti really does make me question if i am living and loving completely focused on the kingdom of God.
thanks for sharing the video, laura! it was great.

Morgan said...

That was such a sweet video! We do take a lot of things for granted! Thanks for the great post!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the video Laura. I whent on a mission trip 4 years ago and it was soo sad all the things I took for granted, I now try to look at things diffrently. I love reading your stuff. I was so sad when mom told me how you were not even 2 miles from our house:( I hope we can meet soon:)

Amanda said...

Amen, amen, amen. Wow. Good reminders. I can't wait to go!



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