So, maybe you need a laugh. This (video below) will certainly provide it. But, I also thought it was a good occasion to ask what our readers’ favorite mercy ministry/charity serving kids are. So, I’m asking. It can be something you support, or are involved with, or just an organization you admire. Feel free to name several if you want to. Tell us why you love them and how we can help too, if you want to. Fire away in the comments. It might make for some good connections. Help-a-help-a-help-a-the-kids!
[Note: There are a couple of what we call “curse” words in the video. FYI.]
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Clay Clarkson says
Wow, I mean, I feel inside, and all that stuff. Awesomedia!
Now, about those kids. Obvious worthy efforts came immediately to mind, like Compassion (it’s like giving an allowance to your adopted child living in another country, only better), the future-coming Slugs & Bugs Scripture CD (this will be great, with digital Scripture songs and analog workbooks), and the amazing Our 24 Family Ways (I am shamelessly in favor of shameless self-promotion).
However, I want to spotlight something new: 4Soils Bible apps (4soils.com). I just supported their Kickstarter campaign (ended Monday) to translate their apps into additional languages. They currently have Bible Heroes (x7) and Life of Jesus (x6) apps that look great for young children. The apps are created by a young couple at Stanford with history and a heart for China. They work closely with Child Evangelism Fellowship, and their vision is that apps can go where sometimes the Bible cannot. They want to introduce children around the world to Jesus and the Bible through apps that “tell the greatest story every told.” I’m impressed, and excited to see how God uses these apps for kids for His glory. Help-a-help-a-help the Kids!
S.D. Smith says
Thanks, Clay. Sounds great.
S.D. Smith says
I love New Hope Uganda! They sponsor kids like many similar organizations, but I love their focus on “Bringing the Fatherhood of God to the Fatherless.” NHU is led by nationals, centered on the Gospel, and dedicated to (seriously) not creating a culture of dependency and inferiority to Christians in the West. They also have a very small overhead –the money gets to the people on the ground. Lovely people, wonderful organization. Worth your consideration!