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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!

>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!