Stand Up for the Dark Horses
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Looking for Home
"the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him;
but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
This week's Dark Horse is 13 year old Jessica!
This precious girl is waiting in China for a forever family and needs our prayers!
Please join us in prayer for Jessica!
You can learn more about her by clicking on her picture on our sidebar to view her personal page.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thus says the LORD,
The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One,
To Him whom man despises,
To Him whom the nation abhors,
To the Servant of rulers:
"Kings shall see and arise,
Princes also shall worship,
Because the LORD who is faithful,
The Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You."
I'm very excited to share that precious 8 year old Ebba has been found by her forever family!!!
THANK YOU! For all your prayers for her!!!
Dear Lord we praise You for bringing a family and ask that You would draw them unto You as they journey to bring her home!
We release Ebba back to You.
In Jesus Christ's name amen.
Farewell beautiful girl!
We love you!
And are so excited for you!
Not knowing what to draw, she got out a coloring book and began to flip through the pages. She found one she liked but was disappointed to find that one of her littler siblings had already done a good scribble job of gray on the picture. She continued through the pages but didn't find anything. Then on her second time through she stopped at this same picture she'd been drawn to the first time and decided she was going to color it anyway.
Beneath that ugly gray cloud she saw something beautiful.
My mom told me when my sister picks out which Dark Horses of the Week she's going to pray for at the children's "group time" before school in the morning, she doesn't pick the ones with the most appealing "physical" features. She picks the ones with burns, deformities, visible special needs and then she loves them in heartfelt prayer. She doesn't see the gray cloud that has been put over them, she sees something beautiful.
Oh Lord, may you open our eyes to see as You see!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Standing for a Better Life
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.
This week's Dark Horse is 13 year old Levar!
This wonderful young man is waiting right now in Columbia for his forever family!
Please join us in prayer for him!
You can learn more about Levar by clicking on his picture on our sidebar to view his personal page.
"When I graduated, I decided to donate a year to Plan Escalon in order to continue helping. And this experience [of giving back] has impacted my life a lot. " -- Nester, Honduras Graduate & Volunteer
Nester is just one of hundreds of students who have been given the opportunity to obtain an education at the Plan Escalon School in Honduras. An education that serves as a springboard, launching them into a hopeful future where cycles of poverty can be overcome and generations can be changed and empowered.
As Nester mentioned, for many there is little chance to obtain an education and direction for the future. Through their schooling and exposure to the Gospel of Christ at Plan Escalon, students like Nester have "caught the vision." The vision of finding needs, meeting needs and changing a nation.
Over 30% of each graduating class have caught this vision and desired to donate a year after they graduate to the Life in Action program, paying it forward to vulnerable children with few educational opportunities.
Would you join us in prayer for our students? Not only at Plan Escalon, but the young children who are being ministered to by our Plan Escalon students and graduates. Pray for God's love to be sown into the hearts of hurting souls and futures could be empowered and changed for good.