Will you “plead” for orphans and souls?

Completely surrendering to God is more than merely asking Jesus to “come into our heart.” Instead, it’s coming into “HIS LIFE” and allowing the heart and passions of Jesus to flow through us.


iPlead [i-pleed]

VERB: to allow GOD Himself to make an earnest and urgent entreaty through me, perhaps in emotional terms, on behalf of another person or a specific need, and to willingly argue for His justice in support of someone or something, especially for SOULS.

In our hightech world of ipods, itunes, and iphones — in a world that needs God more deperately that ever — comes a new mission word we recently combined.

The word is “iPlead” and this fresh yet timeless theme sums up so much of our heart . . . for reaching SOULS with the Gospel, for helping orphans and people in need, and most importantly, for loving GOD.

Just think of the word “I.” Have you ever wondered, “What difference could “I” ever make?” or “How could “I make an impact for God, when the needs are so huge?

But the exciting point and focus of this new word is that the “I” in “iPlead” doesn’t represent us. The only “I” we should care about is the Great “I AM” . . . not ourselves or our personal lives and selfish ambitions (me, myself, and I).

When God spoke to Moses at the burning bush, He declared, “I am that I am” was sending him. It was God Himself who spoke to Pharoah and to the children of Israel. (Remember the words, “Thus sayeth the LORD…”?) And today, God wants to speak through you, and through us, and through all Christians. To literally “plead” through us for His purposes.

II Cor. 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” Prov. 31:8-9 tells us to “plead” the cause of the poor and the needy. And Esther was challenged to “plead” for her people before the king.

Wow.

Those words “plead” and “implore” are passionate and intense, and how much more-so when I realize that God wants them to refer to pleading for HIS purposes, on HIS behalf.

God is giving me a bigger passion to plead for precious orphan children, and to plead for the lost.

In the world today, there are over 143,000,000 orphans in the world (which is more people than the entire population of Russia, now at 141,800,000), and too many of these precious children are in desperate need. They need the basic necessities of life . . . something for their tummies, somewhere for them to live, and something for their nakedness; yet more importantly, these little ones are “people” who need love . . . specifically to know their Heavenly Father’s love, and to be shown the eternal life God has provided for them through the only way of salvation: JESUS CHRIST.

In the world today, literally billions of people are so lost, and they’re totally oblivious to the forever-punishment they deserve. Because of sin, there’s a guilty charge against them, that’s completely impossible for them to pay . . . without God.

So this is the question I’m asking myself? “Who will plead on their behalf?”

“ipead” is about being God’s ambassador and submitting to His purposes. Following God is more than simply “asking Jesus to come into our lives.” Instead, it’s surrendering into “HIS LIFE” and allowing God’s heart to flow through us.

There’s a lot stirring in my heart along these lines. For now, I’m simply responding to what I believe the Lord (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is asking of me:

He’s asking, “Who will plead for Us?”

And I’m responding, “I will.”

iPlead.

Ann

So, here’s a question to consider: What about you? Will you allow God to plead through YOU . . . for the specific assignment that’s from His heart, through yours?

Feel free to share your comments . . .

MyCause4Orphans – Participation Information

More about this new vision . . .

INFO BROCHURE:

Here’s a brochure to help explain this new vision for involvement in MyCause4Orphans. For individual youth, youth groups, girl’s Bible study groups, mother-daughter teams, or families who want to participate, here is an explanation of what this project involves:

  1. See the need 4orphans pray for God to stir your heart with HIS COMPASSION.
  2. Make a decision to get out of your COMFORT-ZONE.
  3. Choose a specific “CAUSE” 4orphans that “tugs” on your heart.
  4. Pray for a specific goal & CREATIVE IDEA . . . and take action:

How you can be a part:

Read the brochure, pray about the needs, discuss with parents (or family) . . . pick a specific CAUSE, GOAL, & CREATIVE IDEA, then CONTACT US to apply for your MISSION #.)

CLICK here to download the brochure – in PDF format.

CLICK here to download “Q & A’s for MyCause4Orphans” – in PDF format.

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P.R.A.Y. WITH US . . .

The new vision 4orphans will be established on the foundation of prayer.
Please PRAY with us for . . .

  • P – Prayer and intercession
  • R – Resources to meet the increasing needs
  • A – Administration assistance
  • Y – YOU (to pray, and to help . . . )

Stay tuned for more . . .

This new myCause4orphans vision and the 4-minute video referred to in the brochure is still “in process.” During the spring/summer/fall of 2010, Harvest Ministry will be selecting a “target group” of youth, small groups, and families to test-run the idea.

MyCause4orphans – #0006

4Orphans:

“Mattresses” – #0006

MyCause4Orphans: More mattresses for the kids at GUMA

Creative Idea: Share the need online (facebook, website, twitter)

Mission#: MyCause4Orphans #0006






“Recently, Harvest Ministry organized a successful orphan project to provide for 500 desperately needed mattresses for Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center. Now, we are believing for approximately 250 more mattresses for additional children.

Cost is about $10/each”

To give toward this need for 100 new mattresses for children at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center . . .


CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0006 to designate for Mattresses4orphans
Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.

On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add mission number #0006 to designate for Mattresses4orphans.


Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

MyCause4Orphans – #0003

4Orphans:

“Next Generation School Project” – #0003


MyCause4Orphans: Vision for a greatly-needed “NEXT GENERATION” Secondary School & Vocational Ministry Training Center at Osanidde Village on Bussi Island, in Uganda.

Creative Idea: Use facebook & twitter to share the need.

Mission#: MyCause4Orphans #0003




“A huge need at Osanidde Village is appropriate education for our older teenage children. In 2011, we will have 15 teenagers. Our desire is for these children to stay on Bussi Island to attend a Christ-centered secondary (high) school, and for each child be trained for God’s purpose and destiny. To do this, Lord willing (and providing) we plan to build a 3rd school building, then secure new secondary teachers.”


To help with NEXT GENERATION Secondary School and
Vocational & Ministry Training Center . . .

CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0003 to designate for Osanidde Next Generation School Project
Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.

On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add mission number #0003 to designate for the NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL PROJECT.


Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

MyCause4Orphans – #0007

4Orphans:

“Purse Projects 4Orphans” – #0007


Led by Rebecca & Anna Phillips & Friends

MyCause4Orphans: Greatest Orphan Need

Creative Idea: Sew and Sell African Purses – Raise Awareness

Mission#: MyCause4Orphans #0007





“Becca (left) is a graduate of George Fox University in International Relations (currently working on a Nursing degree), and Anna (right) is an Elementary Education major at Oral Roberts University. These young women have a vision to raise awareness and support for orphans. Becca was stirred with the needs of orphan children as she studied and worked in Rwanda, Uganda, China, South Korea, and as she ministered (twice!) with Harvest Ministry’s Orphan outreaches in Uganda. She shares this passion with her sister, Anna, and the two have begun a plan to raise awareness through sewing classes for girls, and African purse projects. It is an honor to have Becca and Anna working to help launch this new vision for MyCause4Orphans.”

To help toward Becca, Anna, & Friends
for MyCause4Orphans – wherever needed most


CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0007 to designate for Purse Projects 4Orphans - Greatest Orphan Need
Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.

On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add #0007 to designate for Purse Projects 4Orphans – Greatest Orphan Need.


Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

MyCause4Orphans – #0002

4Orphans:

“Blankets for the GUMA Kids” – #0002


Tim & Wendy Jo Berg & Family

MyCause4Orphans: Bedding & Teddy Bears FOR THE GUMA KIDS

Creative Idea: Write letters & share the need

Mission#: MyCause4Orphans #0002





“We are passionate about raising the remaining $ for bedding for the precious orphan children at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center, in Uganda, East Africa. Blankets are $5/each. So far, we have raised enough support for 400 blankets. Our preliminary goal is to provide new blankets for all 502 children. Olivia is also praying for God to provide teddy bears.” — Tim & Wendy Jo Berg & Olivia

To help Tim & Wendy Jo Berg & Olivia with their cause FOR THE GUMA KIDS (specifically for GUMA blankets, and then teddy bears for the children) . . .

(NOTE: There are now over 700 children at GUMA.)

CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0002 to designate FOR THE GUMA KIDS
Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.

On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add mission number #0002 to designate FOR THE GUMA KIDS.


Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

MyCause4Orphans – #0001

4Orphans:

“ORPHAN NEEDS in AFRICA & INDIA” – #0001


MyCause4Orphans: Greatest Orphan Needs (in Africa or India) GENERAL SUPPORT

Creative Idea: Share the need (both on-line and face-to-face) and PRAY!!!

Mission Number: MyCause4Orphans: #0001



MyCause4Orphans (#0001) can be used for easy online giving for anyone’s committed or one-time general ORPHAN support (where needed most – 100% goes to orphan children). Current focus includes primary relief efforts at Guma Na Yesu (Keep With Jesus) Children’s Center in Mbarara, Uganda, Family Zone Center Orphan Ministries, in remote Ugandan villages, & support for Project India Aasha (Hope) Children’s Home, in Gumilleru, S.E. India.

To support the needs of Harvest Ministry’s ORPHAN ministries (for temporary orphanage assistance or for easy online giving for any regular orphanage commitment) . . .

CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0001 to designate for GENERAL orphan needs - where needed most.
Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.

On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add mission number #0001 to designate for ORPHANS – where needed most.


Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

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