Giving to Others

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” Matthew 25:35-36

For the past several months the verse above has been playing over and over again in my mind. I just have had such a burden to help those who are in need. Last year David and I made a commitment to give more to others. This year we have been so blessed to be able to give to others on a regular basis. Our goal is to help show others the love of Christ through our giving.

Giving is one of the most rewarding things you can do, it is also an act that is expected by God of Christians.  David and I make an effort to make giving a priority year round, not only at Christmas time. We have several organizations that we have researched and are proud to support on a regular basis.

Some of our favorite charities to give to are:

  • MUST: Provides food and clothing to our local community. Also provides other assistance through-out the year, such as school supplies for needy students.
  • Forever Fed: Provides meals to families in North Georgia.
  • Good Shepherd Ranch:  Provides a good home to boys in need. This home accepts no state funding and they strive to teach the young men Biblical values.
  • Rain Catchers:  Provides materials, and people to build rain catchers on homes in Haiti to provide clean drinking water for families.
  • Adoption:  We love to give to those who are trying to build their families through adoption. Normally we will give through matching grants that friends have received.  Adoption is expensive and families going through this process need all the support that they can get.
  • Life Bible Church:  Extra Offerings at Church. We trust our church leadership 100% to use any funds we give them appropriately.
  • Angel Tree Prison Fellowships:  This organization is new to us this year. We plan to continue to support them in the future. They provide Christmas gifts to children who have parents in jail.

My hope and prayer is that giving to others will become a prioroity for people, not an obligation or something that is done just during the holiday season.





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