Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Are You Giving Gifts Worthy of Giving?

In this bleek, cold time of the year, we think of staying warm,
eating good food, adorning our homes for the season and  making merry.  There are those who will not be so fortunate.  I challenge each of you to think of the orphans this holiday season.

This picture speaks to my heart.  This face looks desperate. 
 This is the face of so many children in the world...

James 1:27 “Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for the orphans and widows in their troubles  and refuse to let the world corrupt us.”


If you find it in your heart to help others, and desire to give on a global level, 
as well as locally, here are some I highly recommend.  
My top 5 list of nonprofits:


Giving children a forever family...
Founded by MaryBeth and Steven Curtis Chapman after the loss of their own adopted child, Maria, this is an incredible story. This organization was founded to help with adoption aid and orphan care. There are several ways to get involved.  Click Here for details.

a movement to care for orphans...

Did you know that a cleft palate surgery only cost $600?

When I went to China with ShowHope,  I was introduced to the following nonprofits, all of which are worthy of our donations whether you send a one time donation, buy a book, shirt, jewelry or sponsor a surgery or send a child to school.  Please consider donating in honor of someone you love this holiday season...

2. The New Hope Foundation

Founded by Robin and Joyce Hill, this foster home takes physically handicapped children and provides a loving environment while the children get necessary healthcare and become well enough to be adopted into forever families.  The Hills are an amazing couple who have given their lives to helping these children.  I had the honor of meeting Robin this summer.  There has been an amazing book written about the Hope House.  You can read about the book and buy it here!

3. Danita's Children in Haiti

Founded by Danita Estrella, this orphanage's mission is to rescue, love and care for orphans in hopes of providing them a brighter future.  My friend, Karris Hudson is a missionary here. You can read more about how to get involved here


Every purchase from 147 Million Orphans helps a child
in need with food, water and medicine.  These two Moms
have adopted children themselves and work hard to provide for others.  You can buy cool shirts, hats, jewelry, or send a donation.
Check it out here!

If you don't know Katie Davis, you should!  She wrote the book "Kisses from Katie" which is a must read this holiday season!  
I cannot say enough about this young woman and her mission in life.  
Please take a couple of minutes and read her story here! At only
24 yrs of age, Katie has adopted 13 Ugandan children and is responsible for starting a school for children and feeding villages.

The book can be ordered here!

You can read and follow Katie's blog here!

"I have learned that I will not change the world. Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person. So I keep stopping and loving one person at a time. Because this is my call as a Christian." Katie Davis
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