Monday, November 21, 2011

Guest Post - Jami From Call Me Blessed!

Friends, today I am introducing you to Jami from Call Me Blessed.
You may already know her.  I link up with her often for "We Encourage" on Tuesdays.
Today, she is sharing her story on my blog.
One that is very special.
A story about a mission.  Of being the hands and feet of Christ.
After reading this story, I was so touched because I've seen the places she's talking about.
The shelters that barely pass for a "home" to some people.
The places that so many people are relegated to living in because of severe poverty.
The images of these communities are forever etched in my mind as a result of two short-term missions trips I took many years ago.
The cry of the poor is great.  If there is any way you can help support this cause, know that you are truly being a blessing to those people.

Hi, my name is Jami and I blog at Call Me Blessed. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share with all of you a missions project my family is working on. 
For the past two years Hubby has gone to Mexico with our church to build houses.
I am still amazed that this can be done. A group of people can go for four days, be the hands and feet of Jesus and completely change the lives of another family.
These families live in shacks made of pallets and cardboard. Sometimes they don't even have that. These are families just like yours and mine.
Families with Moms and Dads who love their kids the same way I do.
Kids who just want to play, be carefree and have a bed to sleep in.
Hubby, I and my two oldest kids have the opportunity to go and give a family some security. A dry place to lay their heads. The kids and I will be able to play with the local children. The group even does a Vacation Bible School while we are there. We are so thankful for the opportunity to get our hands dirty with our kids. To show them how blessed we truly are. To experience how taking just a small bit of our time and resources, and sharing the love of Christ can change everything for someone else.
I won't pretend that I don't have any nerves about this trip. After prayerful consideration and seeing the pictures and videos Hubby has brought home, I don't see how I can't go.
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48
pictures from Hubby and W's last trip

We are traveling with a missions group called Yugo. Please go to their website, see the amazing work they are doing and help us spread the word.
We are trying to cover all of our own travel costs but still need to raise money for the building materials. Every dollar helps. Instead of buying a Starbuck's coffee or a magazine today, will you consider helping us change lives in Mexico?
I hope you will consider partnering with us in this journey. The more money we raise, the more houses we can build. We would also love to have you praying for us. Praying for God's provision financially and safe travel.
To donate, you can simply visit Call Me Blessed and click on the "donate" button in the left sidebar. 
I can't wait to share the pictures and memories we bring back with us


Thank you so much for sharing, Jami!
Blessings to you and your family!


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