God’s Army of One

It never ceases to amaze me how diverse the army of God is. I think in our adult minds, we all too often differentiate between “adult tasks” and “children’s tasks,” but God doesn’t think that way. His foot soldiers include people of all ages from every nation.

woman walking with small child with people looking on in backgroundConsider for a moment the job of fundraising. Now, I’m not talking about the summer phenomenon of lemonade stands that offer a refreshing cup of the tart but sweet drink for 50 cents. I’m talking about the task of raising tens of thousands of dollars. Most of us would not consider that a child’s job.

However, one 14-year-old wasn’t hindered by the adult mentality of the impossible. God instilled in young Emily Blake a passion for the possible.

While attending a church summer camp in 2007, Emily, then 12, heard the disturbing statistic that more than 25,000 children living in poverty die each day from such preventable causes as poor hygiene and lack of food. The young preteen looked around at the world she had grown up in and knew it didn’t have to be this way, so she decided to do something about it.

Uninhibited by her age, she successfully reached out to as many as 100 kids in Kenya whom she never met, and changed their lives forever.

This is how she did it.

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  1. Amy May 1, 2009

    Way to go Emily!!

  2. Miriam Archer May 1, 2009

    Wow! I was struck by the comment that kids don’t know they can’t do something. How true! We all need to remember that with God nothing is impossible!

  3. Valerie Long April 28, 2009

    Thank you for sharing this amazing story! It made my day!

  4. Mike Stephens April 28, 2009

    that is amazing!!!

  5. Lori April 28, 2009

    Wow awesome!!!

  6. Jill Foley April 28, 2009

    Wow! This is so inspiring.

  7. Juli Jarvis April 28, 2009

    Wow — this is so awesome, what God can do in a willing and open heart!

  8. Chuck Guth April 28, 2009

    It is a great story and a great testimony of how God works. God Bless Emily for understanding our mission…

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