But the truth is ....we all carry a great responsibility to not just help the poor but to bring hope and Christ's love through our actions. I simply can not overlook Isaiah 58: 10-11 when it says in the Scriptures:
"Feed the hungry! Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too; and you will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring."
It is not necessary to be a wealthy philanthropist of a full-time volunteer to make a meaningful contribution. Rather we should give generously of whatever wealth and abilities we have, no matter how small the amount. Each of us has something to give. Some have wealth, some have talents, some have time. Whatever gifts we have been given - large or small - we should share generously. When we do, we make the world better for someone else and find true meaning and satisfaction in our own lives.
This happened to us a week ago when we heard someone was suffering. They never asked for helped but we kept our ears opened and allowed God to bless a family that was hungry. And by the way .... many hugs to every single one of you who are helping and plotting goodness with us to the poorest of the poor. Here are some of the joys:
|The whole family came to share in the joy and God's answer! They were truly waiting for GOD to come ....... and he uses people in the process.|
|Family life ....! Maize being pounded the traditional way to make maize flour so it can be consumed as a porridge. Children watching mom!|
|And this is what I love the most about Africa - the whole family gets involved in the daily house chores! Every little bit helps ... this girl got her own container to help to grind the maize.|
|Like mom .... like daughter. Following in the footsteps of her mom - providing food for the family.|
|Very busy ... no time for a conversation!|