A Call for Help

The Bible says faith without works is dead. Obviously, if you believe the New Testament, you know that good works won’t get you to heaven. Only believing in Jesus Christ and accepting His sacrifice will do that. However, once we have that faith and that salvation, God expects us to do good works—not as some penance, but simply as an outflow of His Holy Spirit within us.

Charity Kountz | AuthorToday, I’d like to present you with an opportunity to do a good work. My friend Charity Kountz is a writer, a mother, a wife and a Christian, not necessarily in that order.

Charity has a sweet six year-old daughter and an equally sweet twelve year-old stepdaughter. I’m not just taking the word of a prejudiced mother about that. I’ve been around and love both of these girls.

Charity’s husband does not have custody of his daughter, which is where the problem arises. In recent months, this twelve year-old girl has begun revealing some real problems in the way she is treated in her mother’s home. She has even talked about suicide as a way of dealing with the problems.

A twelve year-old girl contemplating suicide! That’s completely unthinkable, but that’s where this child is.Charity Kountz | Author

Charity and her husband Ryan have begun the process of seeking custody of the girl, but it’s not an inexpensive procedure. And it couldn’t come at a worse time for them financially. Ryan recently lost his job, and Charity is trying to get a consulting business off the ground.

In order to pay an attorney and court costs, they need to raise $2,500. To a lot of people, that’s not much money, but I’ve been unemployed before, and at times that would have been an un-climbable mountain for me. It is right now for the Kountz family.

Please search your heart and pray about whether God would have you help them out—$10, $50, $100 or whatever. Click this link to make a donation. You just might help save a little girl’s life.Charity Kountz | Author


If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

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David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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6 Responses to A Call for Help

  1. I have no doubt I will continue to help you with things in the future as well. Thank you for your beautiful Christian spirit and all that you are.


  2. Charity Kountz says:

    David – you are an angel and I’m so blessed to have your friendship. Thank you for sharing our story, dear friend!


  3. Charity Kountz says:

    Renee – thanks for commenting! I wouldn’t dream of NOT taking her seriously. Talking about suicide is a sign someone is close to or considering giving up on life. I’ve lost friends to suicide over the years, I’ve been a suicide counselor.

    Sometimes, all it takes is a few kind words and showing that someone cares to turn that around and give someone hope. I should know – when I was 14 I ran away from home and was on the brink of committing suicide after being raped. A police officer climbed through the window of an abandoned house and found me in the closet. I was terrified! He eventually convinced me to let go of the razor blade in my hand and then, like a floodgate, the whole awful story poured out of me. Detective Spalding will forever be my hero for helping me to see that others can still care about perfect strangers. If not for his kindness, I wouldn’t be here to type this message or to try and prevent another possible tragedy. Thanks for reading our story and God Bless you and your family!


  4. Heartbreaking. And I’m so glad to hear they are taking her words seriously. So often people assume that teenagers are being dramatic; however, when kids start talking about suicide, it’s best to err on the side of caution.


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