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Child Poverty & Slavery
JACKIE PULLINGER SERMONS
God Uses the Foolish Things
Lord Give Me Your Heart
Foster Care Children
Child Sex Slavery
The Strength of Mercy
by Jan Beazely
Beyond the Soiled Curtain
by David and Beth Grant
This Immoral Trade
by Baroness Caroline Cox and Dr. John Marks
Chasing the Dragon
by Jackie Pullinger
They are hungry, sick, scared and alone. They are in desperate need of advocates. It’s my heart’s cry to stand for them, to rescue them, to offer them something beyond mere human compassion, something that will give them hope for this life and the life to come. This is God’s heart – His passion. He sees each one of those precious lives. And He searches the whole earth to find someone who will stand in the gap for them. We are the Body of Christ. We are His hands and feet. What do Christ’s hands and feet do? They bind wounds. They offer forgiveness. They set captives free. They heal the sick. They minister to children. They seek out the sinner. They drive out evil from the temple of God. They walk the road to Calvary. And they are pierced through that we might be saved.
If you have chosen the set-apart path of a woman who fears the Lord, your life is not your own. The Spirit of Christ has a claim upon you. You have a call upon your life; you have a job to do. He has called you to minister His love to those in need. This sacred claim is the highest privilege we could ever receive. We can never repay what Christ did for us on the Cross. But because He has made us His hands and feet to this world, we have the incredible opportunity to give to others the very same astounding, transforming love that He gave to us.
Our act of worship is to offer our body to Him as a living sacrifice. This is not just sitting in our comfortable church buildings and singing about how much we love Him. It is demonstrating our love for Christ by practically giving it to those who desperately need it.
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
(James 2:15 NKJV)
The world is absolutely flooded with those who are destitute of daily food and clothes. About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations – a huge majority of them children. That’s one person every three and a half seconds. In Latin America and Africa, countless children are addicted to inhalants as a means of deadening their senses to their bodies’ desperate cries for food. In Cambodia, Haiti and South America, over 2 million girls are trapped in forced prostitution – many die from AIDS before they ever reach 20. Every 14 seconds, a child is orphaned by AIDS in Africa, and it’s expected that by 2010, there will be 40 million AIDS orphans.
These precious little ones have a claim on your life. They have a claim on my life. They are a priority to Christ and therefore must become a priority to us. If we are so preoccupied with self that we will not show the practical, life-changing, hope-giving love of Christ to them, our faith is dead.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
(James 1:17 NKJV)
Visit in this verse means to “look upon in order to help or benefit”. We are not to live self-focused, self-indulgent lives with a little Christian morality tacked on. We are to pour out our lives for the least as a living sacrifice unto our King. This is just as crucial to the Gospel and the set-apart life as “keeping ourselves unspotted from the world.” Sisters, no matter how many things pull for our attention – let us never forget the cry of the orphan.
We are currently working to establish an international orphan advocacy program through this ministry – please join our email list if you want to stay updated on this project as it begins to take shape.
IN SUMMARY: Set Apart Girl Ministries and Ellerslie Mission Society have partnered with His Little Feet Ministries to rescue, love, and train up orphans and vulnerable children around the world. To find out more about this exciting venture, visit their website HERE.
Here are some poignant videos to watch, that your eyes might be opened to the desperate need of orphans around the world: