Pastor Pete shared this video during the church service last week and it moved us deeply. With tears in our eyes and hearts brimming over with compassion, Scot and I knew we had to do something. It may mean going on a missions trip together next year or giving even more of our paycheck to help the poor and the needy. But, we refuse to sit around and accept the lie "That's just the way things are."
Pastor Pete says it best on his blog.
I’m more convinced than ever that changing the world isn’t really that hard. The equation is simple.
Go + Love = World Change
I spent too much of my life looking at issues of the under resourced and thinking, “That’s just the way things are”.
700,000 orphans in Haiti. Well, that’s just the way things are.
Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Well, that’s just the way things are.
1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. That’s just the way things are.
2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized. That’s just the way things are.
15 million children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. That’s just the way things are.
But as followers of Christ, we become the people of the possible and we no longer have the luxury of thinking, “That’s just the way things are”.
We are the church.
An army of compassion.
We must go and love.
The below video is the the 8 day, 17 flights, 11 countries, 33,000 + mile journey we took to capture how God is using Cross Point around the world.
Praying it will wreck your heart as it has mine.
Consider our hearts officially wrecked...