A Message From Josie-Tatum's Mama

In November, I led our church in adoption/orphan awareness activities. Josie-Tatum watched intently as I previewed videos and brochures. She was moved to find out how she could help with questions like, "Mama, what can we do to help orphans?" and "Mama, where can we go to help orphans?"

As I sought to encourage her compassion, a door was opened for us to join Servant's House Ministries on a trip to South Africa in July. This is Josie-Tatum's story, her opportunity to share with you what the LORD speaks to her.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our 2011 Mission

Did you know they're 147 million orphans in the world? Did you know about every 18 sec. a child becomes an orphan? That is just sad. Don't you think? They're are some ways you can help, #1: adopt, #2: sponsor, and #3: pray. Do you think you could do that? I do.

Now about South Africa. Did you know they are building a home? They call it the ''Lighthouse.'' 5 children are going to live there. Their names are Faith, Solomon, Shandukani, Adi, and Zhuavudi. They live now in caravans.

Guess what....I'm going to South Africa this summer because I felt like God called me and Mom. Three other people are coming, Moose(my cousin). He's ssssooo funny! He's going to work so well with teh children. I can't wait! Don't worry. We'll send pictures. I won't be the only kid. My friend and her mom are coming with us. We're going to have a blast. We're going to work in the mission school. We'll feed the children. We may give them clothes. I want to play with the orphans on the base, Faith, Solomon, Shandukani, Adi, and Zhuavudi.

Would you like to help? What can you do?


  1. You go girl!! I cant wait for and us to go with you guys

  2. You will be such a blessing there. Keep up the BIG work!

  3. JT
    You are an amazing young lady! I am so glad that you are spending your summer working for God! God LOVES the orphans and you please him when you show them love too! I am so glad he brought you to your forever home so you could learn about him and what you can do for him. Have a great time in Africa. I will be praying for you!

  4. Keep writing. You are a very special girl and I am excited to hear what you experience and what you think. You will make a difference in this world and that is what God intends for you to do. Keep up the good work


  5. Josie,

    I am praying for you sweet girl! I am so excited to see how God is using you to touch the lives of orphans! Keep your eyes always on Him and you can do anything! I'm praying for you every day!

    Love, Abby

  6. I will pray because I care about orphans.


  7. Josie-Tatum,

    I'm so excited about your upcoming mission trip! And guess what?? I'm so proud of you for listening to what the Lord is speaking to you and for being willing to be obedient. You are a blessing to us and I know the Lord will use you to be a blessing to the children in south Africa. We're praying for you and your Mama. We love you!