here about The Giving Project, I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a few days left in January to complete this month's goal: to give away food. I'm curious to know if anyone has done it, and what ways you came up with to give food to someone in need. Did you cook a meal for someone? Did you bake someone cookies? Did you buy someone groceries? Leave a comment - not to toot your own horn, but to give us all some ideas!If you read my post
This month we invited a few different people over to share a meal with us. I love that this is a way to bless someone with food while also getting to know them better. Tonight we are going to a fundraiser for Haiti at a restaurant, where 100% of the proceeds are going to Child Hope International. I thought this was a perfect fit for this month's challenge! :) (Our donation will help give food and supplies to orphans in Haiti).
This morning I was listening to a "book on tape" (sorry - I cannot think of the more modern term for this - is it a podcast? Anyway....) of Francis Chan's book Crazy Love. He writes, "I believe [God] wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them. I believe He wants us to be known for giving- of our time, our money, and our abilities- and to start a movement of 'giving' churches. In so doing, we can alleviate the suffering in the world and change the reputation of His bride in America." (p. 19). I so agree with this statement. Let's continue to give. Look forward to February's Giving Challenge too - coming up soon!!