Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Countdown - Day 10 - Give

I was over at the blog Life Rearranged and met Xander.

Xander is an orphan in Eastern Europe and as Jannett so beautifully says:
Xander is only one of 143 million orphans. Read that number again. Roll it around in your brain. Horrific. And let’s not forget all of the other issues of our broken world. The cancer, the poverty, the dirty water, the child trafficking, the abuse, the wars, the AIDS pandemic, the….name it. I’m tempted to shut down in an overwhelmed panic. Because the truth is, we can’t save the world. We can give and give and advocate and try, and it still won’t be enough. Right? But you know what? It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. It doesn’t mean it’s a good reason to sit back and do nothing. We must try. We must do our part. We must. Do not buy into the lie that your portion does not matter. Do not allow yourself to believe that you cannot make a difference. Do not give yourself permission to throw up your hands in frustration and then cover your eyes with them. Because today my friends, we will do something. It may not be much, but we will do our part because it’s the right thing to do. Because God calls us to do it.

Do you remember the tagline of the Advent Conspiracy?

{Worship Fully.  Spend Less.  Give More.  Love All.}

This is one of the ways that I am giving this year.  It is so simple, yet so profound.  You can give too...

Oh, did I mention...there is a matching grant.  That means $1 is $2, $20 is $40 and $100 is really $200.  Wow! the power of multiplication.  

Please make a donation towards Xander's adoption fund through Reece's Rainbow.

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