Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How do charities help?

Just the other day I saw a pregnant women begging on the side of the road.

I pulled over to the parking lot (in good sight very safe). I asked the young women if I could buy her a meal and bring it to her. She said she just ate and wanted money.

I asked her if she's getting help she listed off the charities she was even living at a local adoption agency but here she was in plain daylight begging.

What is wrong with this picture? These organizations we are funding aren't really "helping" these people.

This young women obviously needs some counseling and other help. The adoption agency will sell her baby to a family for tens of thousands and this poor mom is left homeless and helpless.

Many people just pass by and do nothing. It reminded me of the story of the Good Samaritan.

We are called in our Christan faith to help those in need. Really help them. I'm discovering simply giving money to a charity isn't enough. We must donate items and time if we are able.

I'm going to call the adoption agency and speak with them about what I saw. If you were adopting a child would you want the birth mother standing on the side of the road while your child was in their womb? It's sad. This women is choosing life and this is what she is receiving.