Nov 18 2011

You're not "just a..."

Maybe there’s a time in your life that you got “a case of the justa’s”…for example…I’m just a kid…or I’m just a mom…what difference can I make.

Saw this story about Rachel.  She went to a meeting about Haiti…and found out that children there were so hungry that they ate cookies made of mud and so poor that they slept in houses made of cardboard. 

After hearing that she didn’t just want to help, she HAD to help.  She didn’t let all the other things she had to do, or any limitations in her life stop her from having bake sales, asking for donations at homecoming, and selling her own homemade potholders.   She talked about it on her Facebook page and through word of mouth a cherry farm in Washington sent her their proceeds from a harvest. 

In 3 years she collected more than $250,000 and has built 27 homes in Haiti. 

Rachel is 12 years old.  She started this when she was 9 after her mom, took her to the meeting. 

You’re not just a kid…or just a mom…you’re a human being that can make a difference. 

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11/18/2011 8:49:54 AM
Derrick United States
It is funny that most of the great people of faith could have been just a.....  It was always interesting that the people that God called to do extraordinary things, were ordinary people.  Some of our greatest biblical heros were just fishermen, tent-makers, and shepherds.  Wonderful story!  God Bless!
11/19/2011 9:10:07 AM
Miles Andrews United States
Miles Andrews
A perfect example for the rest of us:

The efforts of this 12 yr old child should allow us to see that we can ALL make a difference and change the world.  One person with passion can accomplish far more than a thousand people who are only mildly interested.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but little ones surround us every day.

11/26/2011 10:48:06 AM
DAWN WOODS United States
I just want to tell you how inspiring this story is.  My daughter wants to move to Africa to be a full-time missionary.  We have been there 3 times on short term missions with our church and have seen the abject poverty. In Him they are so filled regardless of their monetary situation.  It just takes one person to help change the world with His strength.  Thank you for sharing this story!
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