Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Reflection of Him

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 11/29/10

I am a nurse at an orphanage in the Philippines. We take babies and young children who are unwanted, abused, or neglected. I am constantly amazed at how the Lord brings little ones handpicked by Himself. We see them come in malnourished with sores or other maladies. He allows us to care for them, love them, feed them, and watch them grow. We are "Jesus" to the little ones as well as to our staff and anyone who walks in our gates. While we love caring for the orphans, our greatest desire is to see they are placed in a Christian family where they can grow up knowing the Lord. We have opportunity to share Jesus with all who enter our compound.

Since I am to "be the hands and feet and voice of Jesus" I find it necessary to have my time alone with my Lord each day. I cannot be a reflection of Him unless I spend time in His presence. This picture was taken on an adjacent island to where I live, during a time of rest. The reflection of the sunset reminded me of how each of us need that time in the presence of God in order to reflect His love and goodness to those He brings our way.

photographer: Karen Tellefson, Philippines

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Eat and Be Satisfied

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 11/22/10

The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him.
~Psalm 22:26

This is from a school feeding program in Niger. Over 150 students are fed two hot meals a day. They also receive solid instruction and have access to school books. These children are visibly stronger, fatter and happier than our visits last year as the program was just starting; the health agent says he sees a lot less injuries, cuts and scrapes from the children now. They are all too busy attending school!!

The mothers of the children also get health teaching about how to keep their families healthy and free from illness. We desire to see this village grow holistically and take care of one another and grow in their knowledge and understanding. We pray Jesus would appear to this Muslim village in dreams and visions and make a mark on the heart of these people!

photographer: Chantelle McIver, Niger Visit her at http://www.chroniclesofourjourney.blogspot.com/

What's NEW this Week @ WOTH:

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Can't See the End

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 11/15/10

"I am a South African, working in Bosnia with YWAM. I am involved in English teaching and Humanitarian aid and work with the local Protestant Church. I have been here almost 10 years now. In October, I went on a retreat for single missionaries in England. While I was on the retreat I took this lovely picture. It perfectly summed up how I was feeling: that even though I can't see the end of the road that I am on, I know the one who will be with me and leading me on the way..."

photographer: Belinda Chaplin, Bosnia.

What's NEW this week @ WOTH:

*Ever wonder about the organization behind the initials?: Watch Women of the Harvest's Year End video. We are once again getting the message out to "Value Her [your's!] Voice."

*onlineMagazine: Sarita Holzmann, co- founder and President of Sonlight Curriculum, has a fresh new article, just for WOTH: Will They Learn? The home education dilemma. It's a balanced resource to help you make the important decisions regarding your child's education on the field.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Necessity is Still the Mother...

Picture Praise, 11/08/10

The photo was taken at a workshop for training and evaluating potential literacy teachers, in Tanzania. The lady had to bring her baby along for the week, and managed to work very hard despite the distractions.

photographer: Leila Schroeder, Kenya: “I'm a literacy consultant, and mother to two grown daughters. My husband, a software developer, and I live in Kenya, but we travel a lot. I was a bilingual teacher in the U.S., and God has really used that past experience and training in what He called me to do here in Africa.”

What's NEW this Week @ WOTH:

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Peace I Give You

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 11/01/10

I took this picture on itineration when I was out on the peninsula of Washington state. I was on a walk with a friend and this scene spoke such peace to my heart. Peace. "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you." ... Jesus.

photographer: Tammy Swailes, Ukraine

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