A Way to Give Back This Christmas

Since I know a lot of you will probably be heading out early in the morning to shop, I thought I’d post this pre-emptively at the end of Thanksgiving Day.  We spent today counting all our blessings, yet why is it that it is now “tradition” to run out with a plan to accumulate a bunch more stuff (which most likely did NOT make the “I’m thankful for…” list of today) the next day?  I don’t want to poo-poo Black Friday.  I know (not from experience, but I’ve heard) it’s a lot of fun to run around grabbing up the best deals and saving lots of $ on gifts for family and friends.  But doesn’t it seem a bit odd to juxtapose it with Thanksgiving Day?

“Thank You, Lord, for all You are, all You’ve done, all You’ve given…now excuse me while I finish perusing the ads so I can add to the pile of stuff that really doesn’t matter!”

Ah, advertisers.  You sure know how to take advantage of our lust for things.

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Is your family looking for a way to help someone in need this Christmas?  I encourage you to check out Compassion’s Unsponsored Children Fund.  This is a way to bridge the gap for children who have been registered with Compassion but have yet to have someone sponsor them.   Your one-time gift will help give this child education, Christian training, social development and more until they can be linked to a sponsor.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, for a mere $32 a month (eating out once costs less than this for a family of 4!), you can provide a child with:

  • Educational opportunities
  • Health care and supplemental nutrition
  • Opportunities for safe recreation
  • Opportunities to learn about important life skills
  • Most important of all, sponsoring a child will allow your child to hear about Jesus and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.
  • Husband and I have sponsored a child since we got engaged, and we plan to sponsor another child for each child we have ourselves.  It is SO fun to watch your sponsored child grow and develop…it means more to them to be sponsored than we can even comprehend.  Click here to read more stories about a recent trip that bloggers took to the Dominican Republic to meet families with children sponsored through Compassion.

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    5 thoughts on “A Way to Give Back This Christmas

    1. Now that *is* an interesting thought…and very true!

      I have done the Black Friday thing before, but not to the point of getting up at 4am. I have this strange desire to NOT get trampled.

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