Three Things: Praise, Prayer and Joy!

1) We praise God that the numbers of children under the age of 5 has been drastically reduced.  “A new UNICEF report shows …that the  number of children under the age of 5 dying globally fell from nearly 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011.”

This is good news, but there is still much to be done. If you want to continue to impact this number, a good way is to get involved with Compassion’s Child Survival Program. – For $20 a month, you help provide babies with nutrition and medical care and give mothers and fathers hope.

2) Pray for Russia. More specifically, pray for the Chukchi people who live in Chukotka, in the Far Eastern Federal District. A number of them have come to Christ through Inuit missionaries, as well as other Russian and American missionaries. Pray that the Chukchi who do believe in Christ would be strong in their faith and continue to reach out to friends and relatives in His name.

3) Joy!  This weekend, I joined the church that I’ve been attending the last couple of years. It was so awesome to go up to the front and then be welcomed in by so many great people!