I’ll tell you about ONE CHILD in the Philippines. Her name is Annaliza. She came from a family of seven children. Her mother had nothing to feed them but a handful of rice. She had a couple pesos to buy a banana. One banana—not a bunch of bananas. One banana that she cut into seven pieces and served with what little rice she had. Only seven pieces — should have been eight, but she left herself out so her kids could have more.
Annaliza started coming to the Sidewalk Sunday School we established in Manila. She learned that there was a Heavenly Father who loved her, a Savior who would forgive her, heal her,
and always be there for her. Every week she came and learned more and more. She became
a helper and learned to teach at Sunday School as she grew in the Lord. Then came ONE CHANCE that she was able to study and become a certified teacher. How did that happen? Someone believed in what we were trying to do—to get more children under the sound of the Gospel. By them partnering with Metro World Child, Annaliza had the chance to fulfill what God had put in her to do: teach others.
I will soon be celebrating my 50th year of ministry. It’s been a long road. Because of all the difficulties and challenges, it’s been quite a mountain. But, I have never looked back. We aren’t special—we aren’t superheroes or celebrities. We are just ordinary people who are taking the opportunity to do whatever it takes.
There is still a Mountain of Ministry that lies ahead to reach more kids, so I will be climbing
Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, to raise $500,000 to provide hope and build futures for children around the world. With your support, we are able to continue to climb this Mountain of Ministry, but I need to hear back from you by August 31st.
We have a lot of doors opening for evangelism in the remaining months of the year that need to be funded. I absolutely need your help now. Your BEST GIFT will make a difference in the lives of kids, but I really need you to respond by August 31st to help us reach our $500,000 goal.
There’s a list of four things that can’t be taken back: a word after it’s been spoken, an occasion once it’s missed, an action once it’s done, and time once it’s passed. When you have the opportunity to do something, you need to make every effort to do it. Someone made the CHOICE to make it possible for us to reach out to Annaliza and to thousands of children, not just here in New York City, but all over the world!