thank you! :)
PLEASE REPOST HELP BE A VOICE FOR THE LITTLE CHILDREN! PLEASE SIGN PETITION BELOW:
Proverbs 31:8-9 states,
Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
As many of you know, God gave me the opportunity to go on a mission trip this year to Haiti back in March with Adventures in Missions. The trip was a completely blessing, however, my heart had a heaviness for the orphaned children I was able to spend time with . The conditions of the orphanage were very severe. Naked children playing in their feces, hopelessness, neglect, physical abuse, lack of medical attention, lack of nourishment and lack of unconditional love. My heart shattered in pieces when it was time for me to depart back to Miami. However, those farewells weren’t over in my heart!
A month later in April, the director of the orphanage was arrested for Child Trafficking. Soon the conditions of the orphanage got worse. Food being donated to the orphanage and clothing was being sold and children weren’t being fed at all. They were only given leftovers or what “Staff Members” didn’t sell. God continue to instill in my heart to pray for the orphanage and the kids yet I had no idea what would happen in the months to come. Nonetheless, I have since kept in touch with my trip leaders and a sister in Christ that lives in Haiti, Megan, whom I have been keeping updated with the condition of Haiti and that Orphanage.
God foreknew this, but even during all the suffering that is going on not only here, but in the rest of the world with orphaned children and the widows in distress, we find JOY through the Faith God has put in our hearts with the Holy Spirit. Any who, faithful brothers and sisters in Christ have decided to stand up for the least of these and a Petition has been presented. So the reason for this email is simply this: partner with me in signing this petition as we reach 10,000 signatures! This petition will Lord willing help end the Child Trafficking at the Son of God Orphanage. The orphanage will therefore close down and the 75+ orphaned children can be sent to a safer location and/or orphanage. The link below is Megan’s blog, Founder of Respire Haiti and one of the voices for the Children for the Son of God Orphanage. In this blog post, she gives a brief update of the condition of the orphanage and the Petition link is found shortly after.
Update of the Orphanage is found below:
Please consider taking a few minutes to sign the Human Trafficking Petition below:
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’ Matthew 25:40
Facebook: Esther Victoria Toribio
ive been a little out of the loop, but i am happy to tell you that God has me on a new journey this season. I am officially done with undergrad school so during the fall i will be taking a little breather and just focus more on God, work, my involvement at my home church, & publish my first book. <3 i am more than humbled and therefore, I have made the commitment in all that i will not waste time; to be busy yet not burn myself out either. I desire to seek more of Him and none of me (yes one of my favorite verses John 3:30). LORD, I ask in Your Precious Name to “use me” all for your glory and that in all it points only to You, my King, Jesus Christ.
if you have any prayer requests/questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
in submission before Christ,
“Even a beautiful God-scripted love story can never satisfy the way Jesus does. Even the most heroic and Christlike man on earth can never fulfill the longings of our heart like the true Prince and lover of our soul (Jesus Christ). And until we are able to truly make Him our first love, until we are willing to give up our dream of an earthly love story for His sake, we will never know the fullness of Him who fills us all in all. We will always be looking to a mere man to meet the desires of our heart, rather than to the One who created us, who knows us better than we know ourselves, and who gave His very life’s blood to rescue us.” - Leslie Ludy
something that God has been teaching me lately is to just be quiet. When God answers a prayer or has confirmed something I tend to tell people of the work He is and has yet to do in my life. That’s great, but what if it’s not the same for others? What if God hasn’t confirmed prayers for them just yet? How would others be feeling deep inside? In that, I by no means want to come off as bragging or being prideful. Therefore, God wants me become slow to speak and be quiet about certain things.
If this is something you are doing too and tend to not notice, I encourage you to continue doing all that God has called you out to do and to just keep it between you and Him. The whole world does not need to know. :)
Listening to my Father is very important and in that I will obey and humble myself in this area. This is cerntainly a form of wisdom [listen.speak.live it.]
one verse that spoke truth in my heart is found in Matthew 6:1-4
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
anywho, have a beautiful God-filled Friday!
sorry. i have been out of the loop for a few days now, but God has been teaching me lately to make more of Him and that includes less time on facebook,twitter, and tumblr. He has demonstrated to me to use the time that we have here on earth wisely. to make more of Him in all that we do and make sure that people do not see us, but see Jesus shining through us. this means that if you are doing things that aren’t pleasing to God, it means you need to run towards the path of righteousness rather than the path of destruction. one foot in hot water and one foot in cold is not going to work. trust me i did that when I first came to Christ in 2008. not a wise decision you are lying to yourself and are more so lying in God’s face. by His grace we have been set FREE therefore, stop getting so caught up in the “computer” world. if you do not work or are free from school this summer, I challenge you to get out there and work for His kingdom. be uncomfortable. Have a heart to serve others. (:
read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and Hebrews 12:1-3
anywho, this song just came up:
Chosen Generation - Chris Tomlin
We are a chosen generation
Rise up, holy nation
God, we live for You
You have called us out of darkness
Into light so glorious
God, we live for You
in Christ, Esther Victoria
hmm. . so a sister of mine had told me she told an online quiz on spiritual gifts. not sure how accurate it is, but i can agree with some of them. these are the ones i recieved:
Graph of Score
25 pts – Faith, Exhortation
23 pts– Encouragement, Giving, Poverty, Knowledge, Hospitality,
21 pts– Celibacy, Discernment
19 pts– Writing, Teaching, Administration
17 pts– Missionary, Pastoring, Apostle, Intercession, Leadership
15 pts– Helps, Evangelism
scripture on spritual gifts: Romans 12, Ephesians 4 and 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 7:7-8
in Christ, Esther Victoria
anchored in Christ.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20.