can you help? [a guest post from Jami]

today i'm letting my friend Jami take over this little space
to tell you about something amazing that she's doing in January.
i love that she's doing this with her husband [and taking her two older kids with her!]
what a way to teach your kids first-hand how to love the least of these,
give them a heart for missions, giving, sacrificing, serving. i love it!
jami, you are my hero and i totally want to copy you follow your example 
when my girls are old enough!

Hi, my name is Jami and I blog at Call Me Blessed. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share with all of you a missions project my family is working on. 
For the past two years Hubby has gone to Mexico with our church to build houses.
I am still amazed that this can be done. A group of people can go for four days, be the hands and feet of Jesus and completely change the lives of another family.
These families live in shacks made of pallets and cardboard. Sometimes they don't even have that. These are families just like yours and mine.
Families with Moms and Dads who love their kids the same way I do.
Kids who just want to play, be carefree and have a bed to sleep in.
Hubby, I and my two oldest kids have the opportunity to go and give a family some security. A dry place to lay their heads. The kids and I will be able to play with the local children. The group even does a Vacation Bible School while we are there. We are so thankful for the opportunity to get our hands dirty with our kids. To show them how blessed we truly are. To experience how taking just a small bit of our time and resources, and sharing the love of Christ can change everything for someone else.
I won't pretend that I don't have any nerves about this trip. After prayerful consideration and seeing the pictures and videos Hubby has brought home, I don't see how I can't go.
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48
pictures from Hubby and W's last trip.
We are traveling with a missions group called Yugo. Please go to their website, see the amazing work they are doing and help us spread the word.
We are trying to cover all of our own travel costs but still need to raise money for the building materials. Every dollar helps. Instead of buying a Starbuck's coffee or a magazine today, will you consider helping us change lives in Mexico?
I hope you will consider partnering with us in this journey. The more money we raise, the more houses we can build. We would also love to have you praying for us. Praying for God's provision financially and safe travel.
To donate, you can simply visit Call Me Blessed and click on the "donate" button in the left sidebar. 
I can't wait to share the pictures and memories we bring back with us

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I miss you girls!:) Im so happy that Jami's taking this trip. Dont know if I told you or not but Eric and I are going to Central America this summer, teaching(the historical books of the Bible!) in Bible Schools & churches affiliated with ours here.Its going to be so intensive I think I'll need counseling when we get home but we know its the first of many short term trips before we end up on the field full time.
    God is doing big things!
    Happy Thanksgiving Aly!