Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have been asked several times by several different people, "What do we need to do, how can I help?" This is in response to various videos, posts, and conversations about the poor, orphaned, and widowed. "The need is so great and and, besides didn't Jesus say that the poor would always be among us?" Yes, Jesus did say that, then He said to give. He also tells us whatever we do for the least of these, we have done unto Him. Even simply giving a drink of water to someone who is thirsty. I know of SEVERAL different groups that can do so much with so little. So I thought for the next several weeks I would post on Thursdays a link to one of these organizations that does do so much with so little. I can honestly say that I don't know a single person who cannot afford to give. Some how we get in our minds that God wants us to do something big. True, some people are called to do big things....but most are not. Most of us will be given many opportunities to do small things for our Lord, and He will in turn make much of them, for his kingdom purpose.

The first organization I want to list is Kids Lake. I wanted to start with this one, because it is aimed at children. Each month they support a new cause, by asking children to give small amounts of money that they have earned or raised themselves. Each month these kids come thorough in amazing ways, and are changing lives, in Jesus name, by their small donations. If children can do this, if they can get THIS, then they have bright futures indeed. If they can do this...why can't we? So you want to give? You want to change a life by doing something small in man's eyes, but is HUGE is God's? Then stop over there and give $5 bucks so a child can eat with dignity. So a child can be just a bit healthier. So Jesus can love this child in a way that they can feel with their hands and well as their heart. Encourage your children to do the same.


jena said...

What a great idea! Kids Lake is a favorite at our house as well.

I also love Brandi's 'playdate with a purpose' ideas.

Cheryl said...

I agree... GREAT idea!

I think people want to help out, but get overwhelmed by where to start.

I also agree that we are ALL called to do something... not what someone else is doing... but something! Good words!

Thanks for putting this kind of information out here!