What if you truly could make a difference but the catch was you would never actually see the results? Would you do it? Would you step out in faith, obeying that call and overcoming your self doubt? Often donating to charities are this way, you know what their cause is but you don’t ever see result in person. I feel like that is exactly what we are called to do. We are to step up and do the right thing, whether we can see a great difference or we will never truly know. Sometimes, it’s not about anything we thought.
World Vision is a not for profit group that helps children and families to step closer to overcoming poverty in 100 countries, including the US. There is a saying about teaching a man to fish so that he might be able to provide himself food forever. I’m sure that you’ve all heard it, it seems to be everywhere! Through World Vision, you can buy families farm animals, help them with wells, help pay for basic education, or even go literal with it and pay for a fishing kit for someone. The skills they learn don’t just help them for a year or two, they help the local economies and help families turn desperate situations to journeys of hope. You can donate any amount, no one will be upset if you can only donate a small amount, as every donation counts.
An amazing gift you can give someone who has everything is a donation in their honor. You’ll get a little card about what you donated telling the story of how it will help or you can order from their gift catalog and get a free gift by donating to the maximum impact fund. The gifts that are available are amazing and all are hand made!
We hope that you’ll take a moment this holiday season and donate to something a little more important than lining the pockets of corporations. Make a purchase that will effect a lifetime, not be put in the back of the closet, lost, or broken. A purchase that will change lives, perhaps even yours.
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Originally posted 2013-11-07 00:01:53.