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I see two models of living. The first is, for yourself – to satisfy your own desires. The second is to give your life away to help others who are in need. Most people choose the first. Here is a group of six 20-somethings who chose the latter.   Why did they do it? In Kenya a great injus…
By Seth Barnes

Kenya teamI see two models of living. The first is, for yourself – to satisfy your own desires. The second is to give your life away to help others who are in need. Most people choose the first. Here is a group of six 20-somethings who chose the latter.
 
Why did they do it? In Kenya a great injustice took place during the last elections. People rioted and burned down the slums in response. The government moved the families who had lost their homes to the Rift Valley – a great expanse of arid land. The families have no water, no electricity, no jobs, and little food. They need help.
 
Seeing their need, these six young people decided to raise money and go help them by living with them for at least the next two years.
 
They don’t know where exactly they will live or how it will all work.
 
But they raised money to drill some wells to start.
 
Their plane touches down at the Nairobi airport today.
 
I’ve given my life to raise up young people like this who will give their lives away. The next group of six arrives in a month in Cambodia to rescue young girls from the horror of the sex trade.
 
I think they are heroes and am working overtime to help send them. Their lives challenge us: Why not give a couple of years to help address an injustice that is breaking God’s heart?
 
What are you giving your life to? 

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