Day #145: Give a Birthday Card

October 2 is our World Vision sponsored child's birthday. He lives in Zimbabwe so it takes the mail a bit longer to get to him. World Vision always sends us a pre-made birthday card that we are invited to sign and mail back. The card is then delivered to our sponsored child for his birthday. In addition to signing the pre-made card, Kayla and Olivia worked on two special homemade cards … [Read more...]

Day #96: Give a Letter to Your Sponsored Child

The past 5 years we have sponsored a boy named Gift from Zimbabwe through World Vision. Without fail, we send $35/mth - it is automatically taken out of our account. But we haven't been very diligent about writing to him. As a family, we periodically pray for Gift and his community, but somehow we rarely get around to putting pen-to-paper. This morning we wrote Gift a letter. It was simple. … [Read more...]

Day #68: Give with Beautiful Feet Nashville, TN

Over a month ago, we received a request from Melissa Irwin in Nashville. She invited us to come serve with a new charity startup called Beautiful Feet Global Outreach. As it turns out, we arrived in Nashville yesterday. Unfortunately, our timing isn't allowing us to get together. Melissa (also the founder) boarded a plane yesterday. She is enroute to an orphanage in Zimbabwe as I write … [Read more...]

Day #21: Give To A Child Through World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Stephanie and I sponsor an 11 year old boy named "Gift" who lives in Zimbabwe in a community severely affected by HIV and AIDS. Our $35/month support goes toward long-term projects … [Read more...]