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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!