Please look carefully at the picture. What you see looks normal enough: four happy boys eating a hamburger at McDonald's. What you don't see is what makes this picture extraordinary. What you don't see is what these boys looked like just twenty-four hours before their "freedom meal."
The day before, they were slaves...yes, slaves, laboring eighteen hours a day in a brick factory...eating one lousy meal each day...sleeping under the stars.
The day before these four boys had no shoes, no bath, no joy, no hope. The day before these boys went to bed expecting just more of the same: tedium dumped on top of boredom piled onto misery.
What a difference a day makes...especially when God's people obey His call:
"Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:3-4(NIV)
One week before Christmas the Allen Memorial Baptist Church sent money to a Middle Eastern nation to free slave children and place them in a Christian home. We received the news that these four boys will never work in that brick pit again. We received this picture...worth the thousand dollars we sent...and so much more.
How much would such a picture be worth to you? For information on how you can help in this life-changing cause, please contact me: email@example.com or call 410-742-2659. begin_of_the_skype_highlightin end_of_the_skype_h
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