This Regret Will Follow Me
Have you heard the name, Irena Sendler ?
Irena was a Polish mother in Warsaw, Poland during the early years of WWII. She quietly worked as an administrator for the soup kitchens. For two years she smuggled Jewish children out of Poland, changed their names and linked them up with other brave people who were to see they would be cared for and reunited with their parents after the war. She kept the names of these children recorded on cigarette papers and buried in a jar in her friend’s back yard. She was caught by the German Gestapo and imprisoned. Her captors tortured her and broke both of her legs and ankles trying to extract information from her she refused to give. She was sentenced to death by firing squad but at the last moment was secretly rescued by a German officer and sent away. It wasn’t until 1999, over 50 years later, that her story was discovered and made public. Records show that she rescued more than 2,500 children.
Irena never thought of her self as a hero, just someone who did what she should in a time of need.
There are some that quietly go about sharing the financial needs of BBN radio. They have caught a glimpse of what it means to invest in the lives of people they have never known and will never see this side of heaven. But their gifts, be they small or large, are used of God to get the Word of God to millions around the world on radio, on the internet, and by our online Bible Institutes in 8 languages. Perhaps few know of their giving, but He who keeps the eternal records will one day make all things known and will openly reward the faithful ones.
Irena Sendler was asked of her heroic deeds and she humbly replied: “I could have done more. This regret will follow me to my death."
Have you done what you could or should to help us reach more people with the Gospel and to give them an opportunity to be spared from eternal damnation?
October 4-7, 2010, BBN will be conducting our annual Share-a-thon raising the necessary funds for the next year’s operations. This ministry is not funded by corporations or denomination funds. Our support comes from individuals that have been blessed by this ministry and desire to invest in it that others may hear and know God’s word. We need your support! Will you pray and ask God what He would be pleased for you to give in this Share-a-thon. You can give by check or credit card, by phone (800-888-7077) or internet (BBNradio.org). You can make a pledge for a monthly gift or a onetime gift of any amount that you desire. Some of you may only be able to give $5 dollars a month, some can give $1000. Some may only be able to give a onetime gift of $20, but some can give $10,000 or more. We value your prayers and gifts as we set aside these 4 days to receive the promises of people like you.
Hopefully you will not feel as Irena did when she looked back on those years of rescue: “I could have done more. This regret will follow me to my death."
Can we count on you? Please let us know one day next week (Oct. 4-7). This is a time in which your gift can make a difference.