Mar 22 2013

Shoes for Orphan Souls

If you have a stack of shoes by your back door, consider yourself one of the most fortunate people in the world.  

I was shocked yesterday when I heard about how many children around walk around barefoot. There are 143 million orphans around the world, many of which don’t have a pair of shoes.

I immediately felt guilty. Right now sitting outside the door to my garage are probably 6 pairs of shoes for my children. They are rain boots, baseball shoes, Toms, Crocs, and flip-flops.  

I never realized how grateful I should be for being able to provide the right shoes for my 3 children.  

For my kids, shoes aren’t a necessity; they see them as a fashion statement. My daughter’s shoes are adorned with glitter, my son’s with Super heroes.  

But, for Orphans, having a pair of shoes means they won’t get life threatening diseases by walking around barefoot. It also means they will be allowed to walk into the doors of a school. It means health, education, and a life that we take for granted every day.  

If this breaks your heart like it does mine, here’s something you can do about it:

When you make a $40/EZ Gift to K-LOVE during the Spring Pledge Drive a generous donor will provide a brand new pair of shoes for an Orphan.  

It’s through a ministry called “Shoes for Orphan Souls”. They serve 2.5 million children in 74 countries, including the US.  

This is more then supporting K-LOVE, it’s more than helping an Orphan, it’s providing hope.  

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” –James 1:27 NLT

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3/23/2013 7:15:26 AM
chris dominick United States
chris dominick
you are blessed my friend,i was too with four of them,unfortunantley i have two younger ones that live in dallas with there mother, and i was never there for them we split up when they were young,i regret to this day that i wasnt,in my older years i reached out to them recently and my daughter wasnt to happy,and wont talk to me,and my son hasnt responded to me yet,how much of a fool i was to not be there for them, they dont understand though that i do love them,and it hurts but i am the only one to blame,my other 2 sons i have an ok relationship but we dont hardly ever talk and that as well hurts,the second oldest was adopted out because she didnt want the second one which it would have been hard with out having a father to help her,i had problems in my younger years and i just wasnt there,,for people who read this,i tell you now,be there for your kids,dont ever shy them away and make the most of everyday because tomorrow is not granted,yesterday is gone,and today is all you have for sure,may god bless you all ,and your children ,
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