The other day I posted this picture on Instagram... and today God is showing how incredibly true this really is, about a dream of mine: #scripturedoodle.
God gave me the idea about three years ago for #scripturedoodle- a quick illustration of a bible verse. I first thought it was just for me, but God has shown me #scripturedoodle is not just for my artist heart but it is for everyone, for people wanting to explore God's word in a creative way. As we are all allowed to sing in church we all have the freedom to try art in worship. Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Three years later God is using #scripturedoodle to put hope in the hearts of children in Thailand.
Here's a story about a little girl called "Hope" and her #scripturedoodle shared by my new missionary friend, Kathryn:
"She wrote Ephesians 5:8 (in Burmese). It says "for once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!" She told me that God put a dream in her heart to start a "Jesus home". When I asked her what she meant, she said, "I want to start a home for children who are unwanted and show them how Jesus is our Savior! At my home they will learn that Buddhism can never save them, only Jesus gives light and life!" And she is only 11 years old!!
Hope, like the 149 other children, is an orphan. She is part of the Mercy home orphanage where she receives care from missionaries. Sending her a #scripturedoodle starter pack will not save her life, it won't even feed her, but it will bring her hope. It will be hers, and it will help her dream, and as a child, I think that's a need, a treasure, a sweet privelege of being young. And if she can learn the hope of Jesus at a young age it will carry her through the rest of her days.
Here's what I know:
1. I can't do this without you and group of people passionate about helping.
2. God is doing something incredible here and I don't want to miss it.
3. This is a huge goal #scripturedoodle starter packs for 150 kids = $3000
4. Christmas is on December 25th and my dream/mission/hearts cry to God is to get the packs there by then.
Our goal is to raise $3000 to send 150 #scripturedoodle starter packs to the children of Mercy Home and the Life Impact Centers. Please consider helping. What does that look like? Prayer-first and foremost for the children of Mercy Home and the Life Impact Homes (three homes total). Pray for their safety and God's blessing over them. Second, consider sponsoring a pack for a child for $20. If you have kids maybe help them put together some sort of fundraiser to help, like a bake sale. If you are a doodler or artist, consider selling some of your own #scripturedoodles or artwork to help raise funds. If you're not able to give then share our story with anyone who will listen. And pray for God to provide the funds, I know he will because GOD IS FAITHFUL.
We have set up a gofundme page where you can donate: http://www.gofundme.com/ggo9mg
And if you want to learn more about the ministry team serving there you can visit their site: www.lifeimpactintl.org
God's story is the sweetest, and I'm so glad we get to be part of it!