7am on a cold winter morning. Standing outside a closed front door in my running gear; a sinking feeling knowing the key is in the lock on the inside. I grab the emergency key I keep in a safe place. An arrow prayer. The doors opens which hadn’t happened in similar crises. Hallelujah!
Open Doors! Hope in seemingly impossible situations. Where it doesn’t seem possible brave people bring help to those who most need it around the world. Prayer and resources are key to making this happen.
And to you, dear reader, may God give you wisdom, resources and faith to deal with any closed doors in your own situation. I don’t know what you are facing but with Him nothing is impossible .
So, looking ahead into advent and thinking of activities and fund raising….Yesterday was National Giving Day. Missed it! …But, I literally only have a handful of calendars left. I have set myself the challenge of reading the 24 chapters of Luke’s Gospel over the 24 days of advent. But I started to think of other little advent challenges and this is over to you to see if it sparks any interest. Is anyone out there willing to sponsor any of the following:
*Any Christmas carol or song of your choice-I will post a link of a youtube clip of this.
*A Christmas cracker joke?!
On a more serious note any gifts you give this advent could help persecuted young people and children receive a present when they most need to be remembered. £22 would get a Bible to a persecuted believer; £26 gives one person trauma care; £70 helps Colombia Children’s Centre care for and educate the children of persecuted church leaders. Each gift unlocks a door to hope.
To find out more about Open Doors Christmas resources go to opendoorsuk.org/findingfamily