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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Let me post a little further about compassion. This is an almost unprecedented time for Christ-followers. This is a chance for it to be known that we don't live for one country, that we don't hate Muslims, and that we aren't defending the greed, consumerism, and moral debauchery of (much of) the West. I'm so thankful for Christians who are in place in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and other countries impacted -- as well as for Christian ministries (like Healing Hands -- www. hhi-aid.org) and generous believers who are responding not so that people will see how giving we are but because it is the Way of Christ.


  • One of my heroes in this area is Linda Egle, founder of "Eternal Threads". The website, www.eternalthreads.com was temporarily unavailable this morning, but is well worth perusing.

    This is a woman who started an industry for woman and young girls in India so that they could make a living from the security of their homes instead of going to the fields where they suffer various kinds of abuse. It is non-profit and Linda is able to reinvest the proceeds to pay for books and supplies for young girls to stay in school when education is no longer free in their country.

    I have bought several of these purses and given them to various members of my family, while passing along this story. They, in turn have passed it along to their acquaintances.

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 1/06/2005 07:55:00 AM  

  • Serena -

    Thanks for that note. I talked about Linda last night as we focused on relief in SE Asia.

    I'm going to interview her this Sunday morning to tell more about some relief plans for SE India. Most people are thinking about immediate needs, which is great. But Linda's thinking about the people in the villages where she ministers (through Eternal Threads) who lost their means of livelihood--like boats and nets. She's concerned about long-term assistance in places where whole villages were washed to sea.

    By Blogger Mike, at 1/06/2005 08:16:00 AM  

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