I heard a message many years ago that we should be careful where we give our money. Our giving is like sowing seeds. We should give money to things we want to see prosper and grow, and we should not sow our seeds into things that are not good. (It’s good to research organizations you are supporting). I have struggled financially at times, but I feel strongly to continue to give to a few organizations which I feel very strongly God is behind and that I want to prosper and grow. With GRID-NEA, it is very obvious to me that they are doing above and beyond to help the poor. They teach local people and give them the resources to better care for themselves. They are not simply handing out food or helping out a bit. They are teaching many communities to be self-sufficient through proper nutrition, helping people start businesses, spiritual care, etc. The founders and leaders are not in this for any profit of their own but only to lay down their lives to help others. This organization has so much favour over whether CIDA matches their donations or Body Shop commits to buying all their shea butter from them. It’s incredible what God has done and is doing. I urge you to read Kwabena, the book about how the founder, David Mensah, grew up and began this work. How can I not support an organization like this? God wants me to. If I can’t physically go to help the poor myself (which I would love to again in the future), at least for now, I can give a bit of money each month to the people who are doing an amCheryl tower
azingjob at it today. 🙂 Don’t put off sowing into such work. Poverty exists because the rich aren’t doing enough about it. Committing to giving a bit regularly is so easy to do. We have more than enough here in America.