Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks and Giving...


Thanksgiving is such a great time of year. I LOVE IT! I think it's my favorite holiday! It's all about relaxing, EATING, spending time with family, MORE EATING, napping, MORE EATING, and taking time to acknowledge how blessed we are. As we sit around eating and enjoying our family and friends it makes us realize how much we have. We are truly blessed. Maybe this year we should gather our children together and decide a way we would like to pass along a blessing. Maybe this moment can teach them how blessed we are... help spark compassion and generosity in their little hearts. What greater gift could we give them than a thankful and giving heart? If you would like to use this moment to pass along some of the blessings God has given you here are just a few great ideas.

Tom Davis (the awesome guy partnering with RLC in Ethiopia) has a really fun way to help children in need. You can raise money for orphans and get a chance to go with Tom Davis on a trip to Africa! Chances are you will meet some of the RLC crew on the trip too. So cool... check it out on Tom's Blog



I have seen first hand the PURE JOY in an impoverished child's eyes when you give them a pair of shoes. It means SO MUCH to them! I am excited about this awesome program...

Here’s a great way to “give thanks” to God this Thanksgiving - buy a pair of shoes for someone living in a third-world country. If you sign up for the

Soles4Souls “50,000 Pairs in 50 Days” Campaign, you can share the Gospel of “good news to the poor” for just $5. Here’s how it works: Go to 50000shoes.com. A $5 donation buys two pairs of shoes. Everyone that’s reading this has $5, and everyone has 2 minutes. From start to finish, donating is literally three clicks. No fluff. No hassle. Anyone can donate. Spread the word. Use the widget code on the landing page to post a link on your blog. Email everyone you know. Join the facebook group. Ask your friends to do the same! Win a trip. Besides the fact that the blogging world can literally impact 50,000 people before the end of the year, one person (and their guest) will be chosen at random to hand-deliver the shoes they purchased on a Soles4Souls trip to Mexico. Imagine handing someone their first pair of shoes… ever. Do the Math. If 500 people influence 10 people to donate, and those people influence 5 more, that’s 50,000 pairs of shoes ($5 buys 2 pairs). Get Started. Sign-up at http://www.50000shoes.com/, donate your $5, and start spreading the word.



...or check out Kids Lake this month... I just LOVE Kids Lake! This is a great way to help your children learn and get involved in poverty issues. This month they are helping some precious children in China who were affected by the earthquake. For $10 you can buy a blanket for a child in the worst affected area. For more info check out http://www.kidslake.org/

My love to you all. Thank you for everything you do. We can turn our many blessings into hope for so many who have nothing. Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!! HUGS! Angel



2 comments:

S. and Company said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
God bless you!
~Natalie

Darlene said...

I had to link this one on my blog. Thank you for the info!

Happy Thanksgiving, friend!