Today, July 5, is my day to fast (see earlier post about Kat's 40 Day Fast). The organization that I would like to pray for and bring attention to today is Bulgarian Child (www.bulgarianchild.org). This organization is headed up by Paul and Judy Ridgway. The Ridgways have served as missionaries in Bulgaria since 1994. They work in over 40 children's homes in Bulgaria. Here is a list of just a few of the things BCI does for these children:
- Delivers food, cleaning supplies and toiletries to 20 orphanages 3 times/year.
- Distributes clothing, new shoes, and school supplies.
- Funds a special education teacher and physical therapist in one home for
- Builds kitchens, computer labs, playgrounds, etc.
- Provides a hospice for dying orphans.
Here and here are more examples of the Ridgways' work.
Please join me in praying for these orphans. Pray for them to learn that God has not abandoned them. Pray for them to realize that God is a Father who will never leave them and who will supply all that they need. Also pray for the Ridgways as they minister to "the least of these." Pray that God will give them the strength and the resources that they need to do His work in Bulgaria.
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
I'd also like to pray for Hope in Education, a group that one of my best friends will be working with as an International Mission Board missionary. They work with teachers in the Ukraine to "...equip educators in global best practices reaching the next generation by developing character, integrity, responsible citizens, and healthier communities." Please pray for this group, and also pray for my friend as she starts a new chapter in her life.