Wednesday, January 25, 2012

58: January's Fast

Then Jesus said to his followers, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life. It is worthless to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls. The Son of Man will come again with his Father's glory and with his angels. At that time, he will reward them for what they have done."
~ Matthew 16:24-27, NCV
Ready for some fast living? 
Well, today is this month's Fast Day at Live 58:!
And, the project? To provide mosquito nets for Thailand {via Compassion International} to help with the malaria fight.


69,122,234estimated population

32,000,000at risk of malaria

5,600,0000living in poverty

And, the good news? As of last night {even before Fast Day began here in North America} the goal of $2,000.00 has been met and surpassed!

Friends, we can blow waayyy past that goal! Will you join me today in providing mosquito nets to Thai families living in extreme poverty, to help them win the fight against malaria? Just $10 will buy one mosquito net!

Instead of lunch, buy a mosquito net.
Instead of a new pair of shoes, buy a few mosquito nets.
Instead of that weekend getaway, buy many mosquito nets.

Have you been inspired to do some fast living?
If so, please visit this link to donate via Live 58:.
If you need a Canadian charitable tax receipt, please visit Compassion Canada's Bite Back donation page to make a donation.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
~ James 1:27, NIV
As I write this blog post, at the same time I am listening online to Bill Gates talk about extreme poverty being eradicated in this generation. He is being streamed live from the 2012 Global Poverty Ambassador Launch. I am inspired!

Living the fast of Isaiah 58... it is the religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless! It is The Practice of Love that I choose to live out... living out the greatest of commandments...

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