Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Big Mouth of Injustice Pt. 2 - The Reality

Shortly after I wrote my last post, The Big Mouth of Injustice, I read a post from Kirby Tyler.  She is currently in Uganda ministering with Sixty Feet to imprisoned children.  As I read her words, I couldn’t help but see real faces behind the injustice I had recently written about.  Real faces.  Real souls.  Real hearts.
There are millions of faces behind injustice.  I introduce you to three.  With her permission, here are Kirby’s words:
During our Christmas party at M2, I noticed a girl that I hadn’t seen before. She was listening to Kelsey preach and the tears were welling up in her eyes. Afterwards, I met Nadiah and found out she was brand new to M2. In fact, she was brought there that morning by her mother and aunt. Now, you would probably assume that she did something pretty awful since her own mother dropped her off at a prison. But, you’d be wrong.
The day before, Nadiah, refused to kneel down and greet her Aunt. The next morning, her mother told her they were going to the market but brought her to M2 instead. Nadiah is only 13.
A 17-year-old girl is living at M2 even though she’s been released. She was sent away by her brother to be a house-girl. Then he called her back to his house and tried to rape her. She ran away to live with a friend and when her friend’s house was broken into, she was falsely accused of theft and sent to serve her sentence at M2.  She has nowhere to go but back to her brother’s house.
If you’ve had the opportunity to visit M1 this year, you know who “Didi” is; the cute little Karamojong boy with the infectious smile. Didi was picked up by the police while begging on the streets.  He has a mother but she has never come for him. He doesn’t remember where he lives. He can’t be resettled. He’s been living at M1 for the last 8 months and would probably remain there for years…
…Unless, he had a place to go.  Since Sixty Feet began, they have dreamed of building a home where the youngest and most vulnerable children at the M facilities could live in a loving, nurturing, family-like environment.  A home for children like these.

A home.  It offers hope to children like these with no place to go. 
Do you have $10, $20, $50 you can share?  Would you be willing to use it to bring hope, to shut the big mouth of injustice, for faces, souls, hearts, like these three, in Jesus name? 
If you donate that $10 to Sixty Feet over the next 9 days (until Dec. 31) and it will become $20; $50 will become $100.  Some generous donors have stepped forward to offer a matching grant of up to $60,000.  So every dollar given (up to $60,000) will be matched and will be used to buy property and build two Christ-centered-love saturated-homes of hope for the younger children in the remand centers.
Is there a better Christmas present to give or receive than the gift of hope?

"Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.  He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.  A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.  In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.  In his law the islands will put their hope."  Isaiah 42:1-4


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