Sisterhood be the CHANGE cup

Good morning 🙂

I just added $80 to the Mercy House tally.. thanks to the generosity of my brother (!) and also our

 ‘sisterhood be the CHANGE cup’

… For one month we put all our coins in a cup for Mercy House, it adds up pretty quickly!

Cost me a few coins and took me 0 minutes..a really good way to raise money!

Here endeth the update.

Happy Friday!


*The Sunflower Effect supports the work of The Mercy House Kenya and Kristen Welch (

Praying and Fasting for Social Justice

Yeah I know, fasting isn’t a popular subject. But if you’re a Christian, fasting and praying might be something to consider if you’re passionate about seeing strongholds brought down and people set free. Many people fast for their families or for personal breakthrough. Have you ever thought about fasting and praying against poverty? Human trafficking? War?

It works!

God gives us this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  (NKJV) Continue reading

Writing Letters – is it worth it?

It seem whenever we see something we’re passionate about changing, we’re encouraged to “write a letter”. Despite my best intentions, I haven’t written many of these letters in the past. To be honest, I feel like it’s a bit of a waste of time, who’s even going to read it, right? After seeing the impact Melinda Tankard Reist‘s open letter to Lovable has made (and writing my own letter to Moscow Circus), I’ve felt encouraged to start getting on the band wagon and joining in the letter writing revolution. I’ve looked around and found some great advice on letter writing. Continue reading

Urgent – She Needs Our Help

I just received this email from Christine Caine’s mailing list.. it’s really important so I wanted to share it with you all. Please, if you can, do your bit for this family. Remember: EVERY 1 MATTERS.

Dear Friends,

A woman in Iran urgently needs your prayers & your influence. Her children need your compassion and active voice.

Proverbs charges us to speak up for those who have no voice. A women condemned to die in an Iranian prison is virtually voiceless. Her son and daughter are praying and pleading that the world’s community would lift their voices and stop the cruel execution of their innocent mother. (see their letter below)

It is hard to imagine the possibility of a woman being stoned still exists…sadly it does. Continue reading

A21 – September Update

The A21 Campaign are doing amazing things, working for the freedom of slaves across the globe. This month, they share the story of a beautiful young girl, ‘Karlie’, who has been given back her freedom.

At the age of 14, most girls are getting ready to enter high school, are hanging out with friends, and are dreaming about their futures. But for Karlie,* this was a far cry from the living nightmare that had become her reality. At the age of 14, she was forced to “get ready” for the incomprehensible, “hang out” with people who were her father’s age, and never knew if she would wake up the next morning to even have a future. Continue reading

Reigning in HIV/AIDS & Malaria

I have a beautiful friend who is studying gene science. Her entire life revolves around this one goal: to find a cure for HIV AIDS. Since the 80’s this disease has ravaged the world. Due to a lack of education and, in some cases, unhealthy cultural beliefs, AIDS has been rampant in the third world. Each year, around 2 millsion people die with a strain of the disease. I don’t understand the ins and outs of AIDS and what makes it HIV or not, but I do know that most of us know someone who has lost a loved one because of it. I do. Imagine what it’s like in the developing world, where it’s still spreading like wildfire! Continue reading

Maternal Health: Keeping Mothers Alive

Last week I posted about Maternal Health (or lack thereof) in third world nations. The stastics of maternal mortality are heartbreaking, leaving families, communities and nations lacking in a vital element – mothers.

Thankfully, there are a lot of people working to change this.

Millennium Development Goal # is to improve maternal health. This goal has been broken in to two targets: Continue reading

Gender Equality: Difficult to Weigh Up

Women all around the world are struggling because their gender automatically places them at a rank of lower importance. The UN is fighting to change this. Goal #3 of the Millennium Development Goals is Promote gender equality and empower women

This goal has one target: to “eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015.” Continue reading