Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shoes for Guatemala...

because EVERY child deserves a new pair of shoes!  Don't you agree?  Imagine sending your child to school in August without shoes on their feet or an old pair with holes in them.  Now imagine a child with  no mom or dad who lives in someone else's home with a bunch of other children.  They eat the same food every day and depend on the kindness of strangers for the bare neccesities.  They have the opportunity to go to school and because someone else did what God wanted them to do--they get to go to school sporting a brand spanking new pair of shoes!  What a blessing to know that YOU can be part of something that big.
Below, I'm going to paste a copy of a letter that I've done to help get support to raise the money needed to supply these shoes....please pray about what part God might have you to play!

Hi,


Our family is attempting to raise $3200 by Christmas for Orphan Outreach Guatemala and Mama Carmen’s Orphange (www.mamacarmen.org). Our son is adopted from Guatemala and as I was looking at a blog from the Compassion International Guatemala trip one day last week he asked, “Mom, do we care about those people?” What do you say to that? Besides the obvious, of course we do and so does Jesus. We decided to show him how to be the hands and feet of Christ and show His love and ours to the children of his homeland.

From this, Shoes for Guatemala…because EVERY child deserves a new pair of shoes, was born. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help! Would you consider a gift of any amount to our cause? We are working on getting an account set up with Orphan Outreach, but in the meantime you can send gifts to us at:

The Morrison’s 301 Alewine Rd. Belton, SC 29627

Thank you in advance from the children. We may never know until we reach heaven how our giving of these shoes may have spread the gospel.

“How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’”

Isaiah 52:7 (NASB)

In Christ,
Jon, Allison, Zach, Sam, and Charlie Morrison

2 comments:

V said...

You are so right. I cannot imagine what it would be like to wear the same pair of shoes everyday, or no shoes at all. I pray that God will bless this ministry and that your son will know the love of God and the love of his parents by what you are doing. Thank you.

Allison Morrison said...

Thanks V...we are looking forward to what will happen...be on the lookout as we'll have a new website coming up soon with all the info for how others can get involved and support these kids with us!