Recently, a team of volunteers traveled with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® and WAY-FM radio in Nashville, Tenn., to place new shoes on the feet of vulnerable children in Guatemala. There, morning show host Joy Summers met 4-year-old Wendy.
Joy removed worn sandals from Wendy’s feet, unveiling caked on dirt. Joy washed the little girl’s feet four times before the dirt had been removed.
The Buckner Family Hope Center is helping Wendy’s family become financially stable. Her father works in construction but cannot find enough work to support the family alone. Her mother learned to sew at Hope Center and is selling bags that she makes to help the family stay afloat.
A new pair of shoes was the latest way the Hope Center helped the family.
“I love that a pair of shoes reminds the family not only that they are loved, but also that Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls is with them and is fighting for their family to succeed and stay together,” Joy blogged.
What we do and how we spend our time reflect what we believe and what we believe is important to the God we serve. By serving the vulnerable through Buckner, we are expressing our faith. We are living out our beliefs. We are doing what God told us to do early in Proverbs 31:
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy. –Proverbs 31:8-9
- What have your recent actions said about God?
- Buckner Family Hope Centers fight to strengthen vulnerable families. What are you fighting for?
- Look for ways to stand up for others this week.
- The two verses above both begin with "speak up." Let your voice this week be one the reflects the character of God.