Tuesday, January 22, 2013

YOUR Invitation to STEP UP!

UPDATED TO SHARE that because so many of you received YOUR INVITATION to STEP UP - the Block family is now FULLY FUNDED.  Many lives are going to be impacted by this!!!  THANK YOU to all of you who GAVE!  Our Father is FAITHFUL! All praise to Him!

Last October one of the amazing families that was featured for "31 Families of HOPE" was the Block Family.  And when I shared about God calling us to Say YES {in a new way!} .... it was through hearing them speak that night in Bloomginton that God chose to just shake me to the core of my heart.  Needless to say, we're pretty passionate about how God is using this family in Guatemala.

Some of you are familiar with our "Step Up T's".  They were designed to help support this incredible work that is being done through Village of Hope Guatemala.

Here's a bit of the Block Family story ~ shared from a friend and supporter.

Imagine with me if you will: You, your spouse and your 9 children are living a
comfortable and blessed life. You have access to quality education, top-notch health care and resources abound. Your family and friends are at most
a short plane ride away.

And then you hear HIM. God is calling you and your family to something MORE.

A life that will stretch you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually more

than you can possibly imagine. Yet all that matters is this:
the one small voice that proclaims “GO”.

So you quit your jobs, sell most of your possessions,
say goodbye to family and friends-including your two oldest sons’-and you,
your spouse and 7 of your 9 children move to a developing country 1100 miles away. 
You don’t speak the language and you know very few people there. 

17 months ago that is exactly what Amy N'Todd Block and their family did.
Not knowing exactly what God had planned for them once they arrived,
they KNEW they were obeying God’s call on their lives and they had FAITH.
Today the Block’s serve at Village of Hope-Guatemala; a ministry they founded 7 months ago 
in San Lucas, Guatemala. Village of Hope exists to provide faith,
family and future to special needs orphans living with HIV/AIDS,
along with ministering to the local community through teaching them
about the love of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Village of Hope here:http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/countries/guatemala/.

Since the Block’s relocated to Guatemala, their only source of income has been provided 
by generous donors who have agreed to partner with the Block’s on a monthly basis. 

This income ensures that the Block’s needs are met and they can devote 100%

of their skills and energy to the ministry. Unfortunately the Block’s have never 
been 100% funded which has made it difficult to meet their family’s basic monthly needs. 
It is time to change that.

We are stepping out in faith and BELIEVE we can have the Block’s
fully funded 
in 1 week.

We are looking for 200 individuals who would like to partner with the Block’s. 
For only $5 per month, and a 12 month minimum commitment
(that’s only $60 for one year of support!), you have the opportunity to be a part 
of what God is doing at Village of Hope.

You may think your $5 donation won’t make a difference.
Nothing could be further from the truth. 

In order to support the Block’s follow this link:http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/get-involved/support-a-lifesong-missionary/; select “monthly support”; select “Todd & Amy Block,
Guatemala (97808) from the list of missionaries; complete the online form;
click “submit payment”.

Please prayerfully consider supporting this precious family and share this need on your Facebook Walls and Blogs. We have 1 week to make our goal and we need everyone’s help to make that happen. Thank you!

To truly see a glimpse into the beautiful heart of the Block family, please visit their blog herehttp://buildingtheblocks.blogspot.com/ and read their latest post.

Remember, HERE is where you go to STEP UP and support their ministry! {follow the instructions up above}

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