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WHY Agape in Action is Needed? WHAT is Agape in Action?
Public Health Spending Infant Mortality
Injustice! Last days of Israel: “They sold the righteous for silver, the poor for a pair of shoes (2:6)…your treading is upon the poor (5:11)…they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right (5:12)” Amos Lasts days of Judah: “As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Ezekiel 16: Last days of Jerusalem (AD70): “Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you” James 5:1-6
This was not what God intended Deuteronomy 15:7-11 “If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land”
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Gal 6:10
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” 1 John 3:17
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.” Jer 23:5
Estimates of the number of AIDS orphans run as high as 13.5 million. They are expected to grow to a staggering 44 million over the next decade.
Items to be prioritized (for each child) Health annual medical check-up for all family members dental check-up for all family members sanitary supplies such as tooth-brush, toothpaste, soap, etc treated mosquito nets (areas where malaria/dengue are endemic) vitamins food water purification and storage supplies (e.g. chlorine tablets and clay/plastic water containers)
Items to be prioritized (for each child) Education school bags for children school uniforms socks and shoes school books pencil cases with pens and pencils Other As specified by family requesting sponsorship (support for high school fees)
"So long as God sends us the children He will send the means to support them" Bro Justus “Dear Sis Deb. Greetings in the one hope we share, Many thanks indeed for your and informing me that you already got the forms. It is a joy to us and the children. May God bless your work. Please pass the love of the children to all that are standing with them.” Bro Justus
The Grandmothers of Africa Sis Ruth Paul with little Anna
“My husband died. I was deprived of my right by the husbands family. I do not have a shamba or anything. I constructed a Kibanda on somebody’s Shamba, that’s where I am bringing the children up under very difficult conditions” Mrs Tabitha Mutunga, Bible Student Muthama Tabitha
“I separated from my wife due to long term difficulty on tribe segregation. I am finding it hard to maintain the children for I can’t go far. Above all, I am a refugee from Burundi. I do not have land, nothing. My wife ran away leaving me with the children” Mr Kasa Edward, Father, Bible Student Shabianga Edward
“My husband was beating me continuously. I have had no peace for a long time. I have joined my mother who is very old. My sister who is suffering from AIDS is in my care with the children she has” Sis Lydia Mwikali Lydia Mueni