I have been sitting on an urge. I haven’t known what that urge was until I read this post. Now I know.
There are many, many charities at home and abroad that need our help. Many. Too many.
Rich and I have given to many, many different flavors of need. Many. So many.
But this is different.
I read that post and I made a decision.
- I will not sponsor a child in a foreign country this year.
- I will not send money to drill a well or provide medicine or for a mission trip to anywhere this year (with the exception of the ones I’ve already promised a donation to).
- I will not support my local Christian radio station this year.
- I will not send money to big time domestic charities (Amer Heart Assoc, Amer Diabetes Assoc, Salv Army, etc) this year.
No. I won’t be involved in any of this type of giving this year.
How can you help?
Really I can do my own work on this one. But if you are local (as in, you live within 20 miles of me) and you know of someone truly in need like this lady and her baby who was mentioned in the post I just linked you to (yeah, click on it and read it — it’s short and it will do you good) then let me know immediately.
I’ll be on the phone tomorrow with the local hospitals, CareNet locations, and churches. I’ll find her. She’s out there. Her baby is sick and needs to eat. I will feed that baby the formula my child doesn’t need because I am able to breastfeed him.
Tonight — when Jaxon wakes me up at 4:00 in the morning for some boob time (as we affectionately call it) I will be so proud of my ability to feed my child a full meal straight from my healthy body. And I will think of her. I will wonder who she is who can’t feed her child a healthy meal. I will pray for her and her baby. I will ask God to reveal her to me. Then I will feed her baby the formula my child doesn’t need until her child is a year old.
This year I will do this.
Because I can.
what will you do?