June is Justin’s birthday month! While we don’t know the day and we can’t say how old he is, we still want to celebrate. Justin has probably never received a birthday present, so we’d like to give him his first gift and we’d like you to be a part of it.
Purchased from Amazon and on its way to our home is a puzzle of the Catholic Cathedral in Justin’s capital city. The puzzle looks just like this:
Except without the watermark. And with puzzle pieces. Ok.
So here’s what we’re thinking: you can sponsor a puzzle piece with a prayer commitment for Justin during his birthday month (and beyond, if you want!) It could be whatever you’d like -a spontaneous mental prayer each morning, night or before meals, an Our Father, a Hail Mary (or better yet, a Rosary!), a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, song during praise and worship, a Novena, an intention with your weekly Bible Study. You could fast from coffee, soda or chocolate for a day or offer up your morning workout (whether that is a joy or a suffering-either way it works!) Whatever you come up with we are sure it will be great, just be sure to let me know what you decide. Then I will mark one of the puzzle pieces with your name and what you are doing.
This puzzle is 252 pieces. Imagine 252 people praying for this sweet little orphan during the month of June! We are officially excited. Feel free to pass along the invitation or get your kids involved. At the end of the month we’ll put the puzzle together and frame it so that both sides are visible. It will either hang in Justin’s future bedroom or in our main living area, we haven’t quite decided yet. Please know that you do not have to be Catholic to participate-whoever you are, we want your prayers! :)
We want Justin to be just drenched in prayer this month. Well, we want that every month, but this month especially. Pray for his physical health and pray for him to have courage and strength to get through these days in his orphanage.
So let’s get started! Leave a comment on this post or e-mail me at teamstoutmt (at) gmail (dot) com to give Justin your gift for his birthday!