Week #3 Verse-Psalm 68:5

20 Aug

   Well, another week down, another verse down.  After memorizing Philippians 2:5-11, which we both successfully did, this week’s verse seems so small.

Psalm 68:5 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”

We chose this verse because it answers the all important and often asked question, why?  We will be serving orphans that have been affected by the long civil war in South Sudan.  It is clear throughout the Bible, both in the Old Testament and the New, that God has a heart for those in need.  There are few that are more in need than children without parents, without providers, and without hope.

For myself, I notice more and more the need of a godly man in the lives of children.  Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer men sticking around the home and raising children.  This is something that drives my efforts to serve these orphans, and even some of the youth that I currently serve.

For Gail, her family has been a large part of her relationship with Christ.  They have helped her groom her faith and grow into the devoted follower that she is today.  Therefore, her thought is, who will help these children?  She has a heart to share the gospel and help grow these children into devoted followers of Christ.

This verse displays a characteristic of God that we both desire, compassion.  In the verse it says that serving the fatherless and widows is where we find God in his natural habitat.  That is where we want to be.  We want to be covered in his holiness.  We want to meet God and interact with him in his dwelling place.

So, if you ask yourself, why are Josh and Gail going through all of this, the answer is found in Psalm 68:5; memorize it with us.


To give you a little update on the recent garage sale we were able to get about $200 to put towards our trip.  Praise God.  Gail sold a few of her blocks, not all of them.  So, if you had your eye on one of the blocks that were pictured in the previous post and would like to have one, we can certainly work something out.  She was asking $5 for each block.  Below are the pictures of the blocks that we have left.  If you would like one, contact us, or leave a comment in the comment section and we will see what we can do to get you one.  As always, we thank you for your prayers.

In Christ’s Love,


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