Did you know there are millions of children without homes all over the world?
That is something that would have certainly broken the heart of the biblical prophet Micah—a man who spoke out against injustice against oppressed people and proclaimed the Lord's power to rescue those in peril.
In Tegucigalpa, Honduras (one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere), this is an especially serious problem, and there are many kids who spend the majority of their time begging for money on the streets every day. Sadly, these kids live in dangerous, vulnerable situations.
Some children who still live with their families beg on the streets by day but spend their nights at home. Yet within those homes they endure poverty and, at times, abuse. The kids who have nowhere to go after a day of begging on the streets spend their nights on the streets as well. These children don’t have healthy food to eat, clean water or access to education, and many fall into drug consumption and violence.
That’s why the Micah Project exists. Inspired by the love of God and our theme verse, Micah 6:8, which teaches us to "act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God," our mission is to help street-connected youth find freedom, family and futures in Jesus Christ.
If you also want to live out Micah 6:8, by standing up for justice and joining our mission, there are many ways to help.
One way is by having a lemonade stand with your family this month, any time during the weekend of July 19-21. We hope that each lemonade stand will not only raise money for the Micah Project—helping us continue to serve street-connected youth in Tegucigalpa—but also encourage kids to get excited about helping others and raise awareness of the plights of "street kids" around the world.
For your lemonade stand, you can download a flyer that explains what street-connected kids go through as well as a bit about how the Micah Project helps fight for their rights and provide them with physical, emotional and spiritual care.
After having your lemonade stand, you can donate your earnings by sending them to "The Micah Project, Inc., Dept. 357, P.O. Box 4346, Houston, Texas 77210-4346," or through our donation page, here!
We hope you'll join in with fellow Micah supporters during the weekend of July 19-21, by standing up for the just treatment of street-connected youth in Honduras. If you share your experience on social media, let us know by using #StandUp4Justice.
*Please make sure your lemonade stand adheres to local law.