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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This Gift ...

My friend Robyn Davidson, has once again created a beautiful card for Christmas, that to me exemplifies the spirit of Christmas giving. 

THIS GIFT is literally a life-changer for kids that have little hope. (The photos on the card are just a few of the 195 kids currently enrolled at Kind Hearts - beautiful faces filled with hope and purpose!)

Kind Hearts care-point in Ethiopia is now serving nearly 200 kids - providing nutritious food, clean water, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship. And it shows. I have known these kids for four years and I have seen lives and families transformed and redeemed.

But we are over-enrolled right now (we have grown from an original 68 kids to 195!) and the strain shows in the kids and in the staff. Staff members are doing their best but with too many kids and too few staff, the strain shows. Eating in shifts because there are not enough plates and not enough places to sit, the strain shows. Not enough classrooms and not enough desks and chairs ... the list of "not enough" goes on.

With a new school building, Kind Hearts will have the resources to double the number of kids they can serve - including all of the kids who hover at the fringes of the care-point, hoping and waiting for the day they too can enroll and go to school and take the first steps out of hopeless, grinding poverty.

Here's how Robyn explains it ... "Giving a gift in someone’s honor is incredibly meaningful. It says, “I know you appreciate the significance of a good thing.” If you ask me about gifts I’ve received in the past, these are the gifts I remember. The simplicity of sending this card to family and friends can help improve the lives of hundreds of children for a lifetime. That’s a worthy gift."

Robyn is completely funding these cards and postage (as her worthy gift to her husband and her husband's gift to her) so that 100% of the proceeds can go to Kind Hearts. Please click to Robyn's blog for details and please give generously since every penny will go toward the new school!

Please consider this gift for those in your life who already have "enough" - and give a gift worthy of the season.

Put some love in your giving!

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