hard to wrap your mind around the concept of modern day slavery in the world we live in today, but it is a reality for millions of children, women and men in the world. Injustice is something that is very real.
Recently I was given a word from a very dear friend and well-respected leader in the Body of Christ. The word was: "I had learned about what compassion and mercy was, but the Lord was going to teach me about justice." It has been a prayer of mine for about a year for the Lord to show me what "justice" was. I believe justice is a hard concept for us to really understand.
My reason for saying this is that I believe at times, in the United States, we are insulated from acknowledging that injustice truly exists. But let me assure you it does in many forms. What I experienced in Cambodia and Thailand - seeing the abuse of children and women - made my heart cry out for justice. What I saw haunts me. I say to myself - "We have to do something! We can't just sit around with a fake version of Christianity that denies that we were put on this earth to bring the justice of God."
Psalms 89:14 reads, "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; lovingkindness and truth go before You." We can't call ourselves followers of Jesus and our Father's Kingdom and not seek to understand what justice is. I am not preaching at you, I am preaching at us! Maybe we can learn together! We have to do something about injustice in our world. It is foundational to the Kingdom of God whereby God's kindness and truth can be seen by humanity.
I found another awesome verse the other day that spoke to me about justice. Proverbs 28:5 says, "Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all things." I love this verse because it says that all we have to do is seek God and we will understand justice.
I came up with my own definition of justice – it is "giving a voice to the voiceless and giving a choice to those who do not have choice". If we don't act on behalf of those suffering injustice, who will? I want to be and will be a person that understands what justice is, and will do my part to see acts of injustice stop. I will be a voice to those who do not have a voice. I will make choices in my life that will help give a choice to those who have no choice. Let's be a people of compassion, mercy and justice!
Dreamer's Park – Cambodia
We have set the dates set for for the trip to Poi Pet, Cambodia to build our second Dreamer's Park. The dates are May 6th-20th. Please pray about what your part is. We are praying for God to assemble the right team of men and women to travel to Poi Pet and help us build a Dreamer's park playground. We will build it on the Safe Haven School Campus, the home for 40 girls and boys that have been rescued from human trafficking and over 140 children from the near-by village go to school. It is going to be an amazing trip and experience. If you want an application packet, you can send an e-mail to our mission administrator at CompassionActs@gmail.com.
All of us may not be able go, but all of us can do something. Here is what you can do:
- You can Pray – as we move into this new area of the world, we need your prayers. Pray for wisdom and protection for our leadership team, for provision for Dreamer's Park and the operation of the ministry of Compassion Acts, and pray for the right team to build Dreamer's Park - Cambodia.
- You Can Give – We are asking you to give towards the building of Dreamer's Park. Our budget for this project is $25,000 for building materials, playground equipment, and other expenses involved in the building process. You can go to our website at www.compassionacts.com and give securely online or you can send donations by mail at our posted address on our website.
- You Can Go – Please pray about going with us to build Dreamer' Park - Cambodia? We are praying for a team of 25 men and women to go and be a part of the building team. This would also be a great trip for college/young adults to participate in and see an amazing part of the world. We have assembled an application packet and can e-mail it to those who are interested. Please e-mail us at: CompassionActs@gmail.com, and request an application for the Cambodia trip.
Thank you for caring and giving to the cause of the poor and to those who have no choices!
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Dreamers Park - Cambodia.