Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Ballard Office Rapes Wives, Kills Children"

You don't have to read any further to know that headline isn't true of our local government. But, what if it was? What if our political environment was so perverse that we couldn't even get food or water without fearing the worst for our loved ones? In Zimbabwe, it's real. Very real.

One of The Well's global partners Horizon International (headquartered in Anderson, IN) is on the front lines of the violence and horror Zimbabwe is currently experiencing. Take a few minutes to check out the below email (click on the image to read it full size) from Bob Pearson. Consider the abundance you have been given and how you might give. Don't have coin to spare? -- Advocate. Narrate. Use your voice. It's a story not being told in our headlines too often.

Amos's brother Adam ("Uncle O") and wife Elisha ("Aunt Eesha") are currently on a trip to Africa to partner with Horizon in their Loving efforts. Our cousin, Cecil, took a similar trip a few months ago.

Horizon International is a non-profit relief and development organization dedicated to creating a world of hope for orphans affected by HIV/AIDS. We serve these orphans and their communities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and live free the bonds of poverty and disease.

(click once on the above image to view at 100%)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Earth Expedition

Here is an outstanding story unfolding (153 days into it as of right now) we just came across. Normal guy from Ohio grows up in his local church, loving the outdoors, pursuing a Purpose for his life, etc. Heads out into the world to build relationships and spread a message of Hope. Not just for the sake of adventure though -- Daren is speaking out for one of our favorite social justice orgs, Blood:Water Mission. Check out You can track him via GPS and sign up for his newsletter too. Just don't live too vicariously and forget to get out there yourselves.