Running to GunfireRich Stigall
A good friend of our ministry recently completed police academy training. He told me police are taught to run towards gunfire. They go where the trouble is, step into the fight, and protect the innocent. It’s not safe, but it is, in large part, why the police exist. While the context is different, that message and mission resonates with us at GO Project.
God has called us to come alongside His Church, to step into the broken lives of children and family in need, and to love them like Jesus.
In 2010, when many people were fleeing Port Au Prince after the earthquake, God sent us to stand with His Church who were burying the dead, ministering to the hurting, and sharing the Good News of the Gospel. In 2012, He asked us to champion forgotten children who languish in the U.S. foster care system, day after day, month after month, and year after year. And, He gave us the Care Portal to bring the needs of families in crisis to the door of the local church. Today, He has provided Life SA’s production facility in Tabarre as an economic engine to shine light on the bondage of third-world sweat shops, promoting instead the importance and dignity of a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. Millions of children won’t have the opportunity to go to school this fall, but others, like the ones in this video, have been given the gift of education, because people like you are investing in their lives.
These are some of the areas where the battle is raging right now. The lives of children and families, from Kansas City to Kampala to Cambodia, hang in the balance. Jesus is there fighting for them, and often, so is His Church. We are simply following our Lord and the leading of His Spirit. So are you when you invest in the lives of children who need family.
Thank you for partnering with us! Thank you for caring about orphaned and vulnerable children. Thank you for running to gunfire.