Give a little...

By PaisleyJade - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

People have been hit hard lately with rising prices everywhere; petrol, groceries, power, home loan interest rates and property rates just to mention a few. When things get tough, I reckon the best thing to do is to be generous and give. Sounds crazy? I think it shows faith in God to provide.

Psalm 112: 4-9

"Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
Good comes to those who lend money generously
and conduct their business fairly.
Such people will not be overcome by evil.
Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.
They are confident and fearless
and can face their foes triumphantly.
They share freely and give generously to those in need.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
They will have influence and honor."

So in saying that, I want to bring your attention to the most coolest thing... The Samaritan's Purse. Our children's school is currently encouraging families to get involved in this awesome idea, and I would like to encourage you to as well.

This is a simple little box that you fill with a few items that will bring joy as a Christmas present to a child in poverty.

We had so much fun filling ours with a hat, soft toy, tooth brush, flannel, puzzle, marbles, notebook, pens and stickers. We hardly spent much at all, and it was so good to see the children get involved in GIVING rather than GETTING.

As a family, we had great discussions about about how many things we owned and often receive at Christmas time, and imagined how excited a young boy is going to be when he receives our box.

How about you... do you think you could give a little to someone this year for Christmas? Checkout the Samaritans Purse website here.

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  1. Awesome post babe. We should have combined our posts and co-written The Matrix: Samaritan's Ping Pong" ;-)

  2. That's great. Funny I was thinking along similar lines today; about an idea for giving. Sometimes amidst our prosperity we forget that there are people who lack even the most basic needs. Thanks you for the reminder.

  3. I can just imagine this totally innocent kid getting asked by his mum to fill one, and when she's not looking he quickly puts a ginormous encyclopedia and a bag of nails in it and seals the box so she thinks he's being all generous and giving lots of cool (heavy) stuff.

    That so sounds like a blog from lesmondj...

  4. hahaha symz and jon, honestly, you'll have poor kristy in stiches again! loving this idea kristy... :)

  5. Has childrens church ever considered doing this? Or even CRF families? It's an awesome thing to do!!!

  6. I know - I just said that to Mandrake today! Great for youth groups too... maybe next year???

  7. Totally cool. Will check them out.

  8. Hey, we did this down in KAikoura..but the awesome thing is the whole entire town did it, and it was amazing. The lions club ladies put stuff aside all year for it, and we made our own boxes and painted them. It would be cool to get the whole church involved!!


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