May 30 2012

Be Generous like a Child

You know it says in the bible to have faith like a child…I think that must also include being generous like a child too…

Young children, just don’t understand the value of money, and their things, so it seems they so freely give them away.  Unlike adults who hold onto our best and give away our old stuff when you don’t use anymore. 

Saw this story about an amazingly generous kid, Brandan.  He’s 9 years old.  He started this project called A “Soldier for a Soldier” it was trading an item up for something bigger or better.  He started with a toy soldier in February, and kept trading until he got up to a trip to Disney World. 

But, he didn’t go.  He gave it away.  To a family who just lost their dad in Afghanistan.

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May 30 2012

Survive to Five

The thing about having kids, you end up spending a lot of time at the doctor’s office.

Between regular checkups, and whatever virus is going around in school, it feels like we are there at least once a month.

Watching the news last night gave me perspective on all those doctor visits.  It made me thankful for the opportunity to go.

There’s a new hunger crisis brewing in West Africa.  It stretches across 8 nations, because of a drought and war.  Children are starving.  It seemed pretty hopeless last night on the news, but you can do something about it. 

There’s this thing that K-LOVE is involved in called Survive to Five with Word Vision.  You might have seen the K-LOVE logo with it on racing cars, it’s part of the effort to raise awareness for these children living in extreme poverty around the world. 

Most won’t survive to 5 years old.

That’s where you come and can sponsor thempay for clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, and an education, so they can literally survive to five years old.

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