Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving from grateful hearts.

There are a lot of things that we can all be thankful for. Basic things, like food, water and shelter.  Since I have had my children I have had a great feeling of urgency to make sure that they understand how much we have been blessed with by God and how we need to be giving to others.
We know three guys who have started a group called 58ten and have been moved by God to start an orphanage in Kenya.

Their name comes from Isaiah 58:10 “if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

image source: 58ten.com
As we have tried to find ways to show our kids how to love others and show kindness to them, we couldn’t think of a better way than to sponsor one of these children and as a family pray for “our” Mutua. Over the last few days since sponsoring Mutua, my kids have asked while we are eating “momma, does Mutua have food for lunch right now?”. While hugging me the other day one of them said “momma, it’s really sad that Mutua’s mommy died and he can’t hug her, isn’t it?” I am thankful as I listen to the wheels turning in their little minds about how much they really do have to be thankful for and wanting to help Mutua.
I love what the Lord, through 58ten, has allowed us to be a part of and how it’s already affecting the thinking of our kids.
It’s for this reason that for the rest of this Thanksgiving week  Brown Eyed Girlies will be donating 100% of the profits from my sales to help get Mutua’s orphanage up and running.
They need new roofs, mattresses, blankets, spoons, paint, sponsors for the children. $40 helps to purchase a “Start up kit” for the orphans that includes many of the basic items that they will need as they move in (blanket, bowl, spoon, mattress).
I look at how little it costs to help these children and wonder if you will join with me in helping to support this new orphanage in Kenya, and to help little ones like Mutua and hundreds of others get care and nourishment that we have been so blessed with having ourselves.
So, while you’re Christmas shopping this week for the ones you love, why not purchase something and know that you are having a direct influence over the lives of struggling children in Kenya.
I thank you, 58ten thanks you and Mutua would thank you too!
**Please enter code “58ten” at checkout **


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