University of Montevallo – Apr 10, 2012
Notes from Montevallo
I am thrilled to see that the Red Bus Project is coming through Montevallo. It is encouraging to me that the University of Montevallo is involved, indirectly, in supporting the Show Hope Ministry and their mission to help orphans find families. Seeing students donate clothes and buy clothes for the united purpose is incredible. What the Red Bus Project is doing is beyond just exchanging clothing, they are working on saving lives of many orphans. I was an orphan for six years and I only experienced a glimpse of what some of the things that other orphans experience daily, yet, it is touching to know and see that many people care about children who are in need. Working with orphans from Ukraine for the past two years in Ukraine and here in the U.S., and knowing the terrible statistics of their futures, is motivating enough to step up and help in any way. There are many orphans around the world who live in worse condition then I grew up in. Because I was blessed with a family, it is my mission to serve orphans, as it is commanded in James chapter 1. Therefore, I am in total support of what the Red Bus Project is doing. It is hard for an average American to imagine the conditions of an average orphan in the world because America is very prosperous. But it is beyond encouraging to see that students are coming to participate in the Red Bus Project, it shows that they care. I only have the most positive review of today's event. People who are involved in this project, directly or indirectly, will never know the extent of the blessings that they are bestowing upon the orphans. There is not a better way to show God's love then to show a stranger how much we love and care about them, and in this case, we are showing orphans who were abandoned by their biological parents that we love them even if we do not know them or will never have the opportunity to meet them. I am thankful for organizations like the Red Bus Project, and I can assure you that the orphans are beyond grateful for all the ministry's efforts.
Natasha Langner - Junior
University of Montevallo