Many people are doing just that, giving when it hurts to give, when you are not sure of your own future and income levels, but still giving. I believe that huge blessing comes with this sacrificial giving, it’s easy to give when it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t really impact our lives. As Christians many of us grow up giving, as children we are taught to put coins in the collection, we buy a poppy on Remembrance Day, text money to Children in Need, and so much more…….. and yet if we look back we rarely give until it hurts. We rationalise this by saying we are being responsible, good stewards of our money…….. I believe this time of isolation is a great time to reflect on this. We have so much stuff, so many dreams that are about ‘want’ not need, if we could strip just half of that away our disposable income could grow enormously!
Isaiah 43v18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
In these strange times there are so many worthy causes vying for your attention, so many people both at home and across the globe in desperate need of help. So my thank you to all of you that have given to the desperately poor villages in rural Kenya, is heart felt. It is easy for me to feel the heart break, I have been there and know many of the families, you are giving on a secondhand word…….. please give yourselves a big clap!!
We have already sent £1000.00, this will feed 50 families of six, one meal a day of maize and beans, for one month. I am thrilled to say we are now up to the second £1000.00 ready to send. The situation there continues to be dire, there is no win win situation …… if you stay in you starve, if you go out you run the risk of getting the virus, in a location where there is no intensive care and no ventilators to help. People won’t even be able to afford to buy paracetamol….. that puts it in perspective.
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Stay safe, love & blessings