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I Am Nuru from Nuru International on Vimeo.

Today’s post is the last I’ll write in support of The 24/7 Project. It does not, however, mark the end of my support for Nuru Internationl.

As mentioned previously, Nuru takes as its mission the ending of extreme poverty around the world. They put the hands and feet on the body of Christ, put them to work to end this scourge. Nuru does not “do Christianity,” but rather they are busy “being Christian.” They preach the Gospel in deed. No words necessary.

You have heard it said that “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” What I love about Nuru is that they do both: give the “fish,” and teach folks essential “fishing” skills. Families, and indeed entire communities, become self-sufficient. And this success is catching.

This where you come in. Nuru can’t do its work, can’t succeed, without you. For the last three weeks, along with other bloggers, I’ve been asking you to support Nuru. I think it entirely fitting and appropriate that this last post runs on Good Friday–the day we mark to honor Jesus’s sacrifice on our behalf. “Who for love’s sake become poor.” He became poor, that we might become rich in His love. And in the spirit of love, would you consider giving a gift to Nuru via their donations page on this Good Friday? If you do, please make sure to put “24/7 Project” in the comments field so your gift can be counted towards the project (there are only a couple of days left in it).

Thank-you so much for reading–and giving! Your gift will change lives. Be light, be hope, be Nuru.

Please check out the links below to see the blogs of all the bloggers participating in this project. They are all excellent writers, and you will be blessed in reading their work:

Seeking Pastor
(Matt Cannon)
From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell (Sarah Bost Askins)
Off the Cuff (K.C. Proctor)
Shawn Smucker (Shawn Smucker)
Jennifer Luitwieler (Jen Luitwieler)
Alise…Write! (Alise Wright) Alise the “ringmaster” on this project–she initiated it, and ask us all to help her make it a reality. Thanks for for sharing your vision, Alise!

>Beginning on the first of this month, I launched into a shared project with other bloggers to bring awareness and support to Nuru International, and their mission to end extreme poverty in the developing world. Please watch the following video to learn more about Nuru:

How Nuru Works from Nuru International on Vimeo.

This project, the 24/7 Project, was architected by Alise Wright to show that Christians not only pray, they do. We do.

This project runs through the Easter season this year, and has an ambitious goal of raising $7000 for Nuru in that time.

If you’re like me, you think this is a lofty, ambitious, and altogether worthwhile goal.

If you’re like me, you haven’t made a gift to Nuru yet. You’ve said that you believe in the work they’re doing, that it’s a very worthy, Jesus-honoring project, but despite this assent, you haven’t yet committed.

You tell yourself, as I tell myself, that times are tough, the economy is down, I’ve got to be careful. That may be. But are times truly tougher for us than they are for the people Nuru aids?

I doubt that. I doubt it very much. Thus it is that assisting Nuru in reaching this goal gets filed away in the category of the “things I say, but do not do.”

Why is it, when I am faced with a choice between a creature comfort, and doing unto the least of these, I choose what benefits me?

My hard work, my money, my time, my… life? I thought it was all God’s? I was bought with a price, so I am His. He gave me the skills to do the work I do, so that is His, too.

I, me, mine–that is the unholy trinity, and the quickest kingdom-killer known to man. I am not my own, thus the resources I’m given aren’t mine, either.

None of which excuses me from exercising wisdom in my stewardship of God’s resources; in fact, I’m required to do so. And so are you.

So please join with me in making it a serious matter of prayer regarding whether, or not, you will support the 24/7 Project. You may say, as I do, I give in other areas. And that is true. But if you’re like me, you could give even a small gift to Nuru, and not miss it. For some though, to give would be a sacrifice–God sees that, and will honor it how He sees fit. And, if after prayer, you find that you don’t have a monetary gift to give, please join with us in giving Nuru the gift of your prayers.

Thank-you very much, and God bless you!

The following is list of other bloggers participating in the project:


Seeking Pastor
(Matt Cannon)
From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell (Sarah Bost Askins)
Off the Cuff (K.C. Proctor)
Shawn Smucker (Shawn Smucker)
Jennifer Luitweiler (Jen Luitweiler)
Alise…Write! (Alise Wright)

To make a gift, large or small, please visit Nuru’s Donations Page. Please include the phrase “247Project” in the comments field so that your gift will be counted towards the goal.

And, if while you’re praying, you could remember me, and ask the Lord to deliver me from my hypocrisy, I would be much-obliged.

>Alfred, Lord Tennyson said “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” I heartily believe that. Which is why I’m happy to join with the following bloggers today (and throughout the Easter season) to highlight the ministry of Nuru International, whose mission it is to end extreme poverty in the world:


Seeking Pastor
(Matt Cannon)
From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell (Sarah Bost Askins)
Off the Cuff (K.C. Proctor)
Shawn Smucker (Shawn Smucker)
Jennifer Luitweiler (Jen Luitweiler)
Alise…Write! (Alise Wright)

To understand a little better just what Nuru does, please watch the following video featuring “Milka’s Story:”

Milka: One Woman’s Story from Nuru International on Vimeo.

As you probably guessed from the post title, the 24/7 Project is about praying, and doing, so if you are able I would like to encourage you to make a donation to Nuru via their Donations Page. Please put “24/7 Project” in the comments field. If you are unable to donate at this time, please commit to praying for the next 24 days, because despite what the atheists say, prayer changes things–and people.

To learn more, please “Like” Nuru on their Facebook Page, or follow them on Twitter.

Thanks so much for reading! But thanks so much more for praying, and doing!