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1 Steve Petch Sunday 10 th February 2013 Justice And The Poor Isaiah 58 “True and False Fasting”

2 Justice and The Poor What do you think of when I say the word “Justice”?

3 Justice and The Poor “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31v8. A call to speak

4 Justice and The Poor “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.” Psalm 82v3. A call to be active/involved

5 Justice and The Poor “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.” Exodus 22v22-23. A warning: God sees what is done to those who are helpless

6 Justice and The Poor “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matt 25v35&36 ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matt 25v40. A call to Christians to care for the poor

7 Justice and The Poor “continue to remember the poor” Gal 2v10 A call to combine preaching the gospel with caring for the poor

8 Justice and The Poor “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5v8 A reminder that this includes our own relatives and those ‘close to home’

9 Justice and The Poor “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1v27 God does care about our morality … … and he also cares about our attitude to the poor

10 Justice and The Poor 1.We need to be people of INTEGRITY 2.We need to be people of COMPASSION 3.We need to be people of ACTION

11 Justice and The Poor What action can we take? Some are called/gifted to go We can all consider… … getting involved where we are … raising money … sponsoring a child … giving money

12 When – 5 th – 15 th October 2012 What – Climb Mount Kilimanjaro At 5,895m 4 th Highest Mountain in the World Why - To raise money for the Leadership Development Programme of Compassion Raised over £4,000 Read my experience at







19 1000 lengths £1000 pounds XTREM E Sponsor Xtreme & to swim 1000 lengths in order to raise £1000 for Compassion.

20 How you can help? Pray for us Sponsor us Join us Support us XTREM E



23 Sponsor a child through Compassion £21 per month


25 THE CHILD SURVIVAL PROGRAMME In response to the tragically high infant and maternal mortality rates in the developing world, the Compassion Child Survival Programme works with the most vulnerable mothers and babies in a community. It supports and feeds malnourished and sick children, while training pregnant women and mothers to sustain the growth and development of their little ones.

26 The goal is that these children not only survive, but thrive. Mothers and caregivers are also taught literacy and numeracy skills, and many more receive support for vocational training and income-generating activities to help improve the long-term economic capacity of their families. Mothers, caregivers and children also receive spiritual nurturing so that they can develop a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

27 THE COMMUNITY The project is located in Barangay 3, Kabanklan City, 79 kilometres southwest of Bacolod City. The community of Barangay 3 is home to approximately 1,800 people. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo floors, wood walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group living in Barangay 3 is Llonggo.

28 PROGRAMME UPDATE The project currently has 39 caregivers with 39 children registered in the project. NUMBER OF BABIES25 (O-12 months) NUMBER OF TODDLERS9 (13-24 months) NUMBER OF TODDLERS5 (25+ months) As the toddlers in the Child Survival Programme reach the age of three, they are registered into the Child Sponsorship Programme, which allows them to continue growing, developing and learning in a safe and nurturing environment.





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