Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fill A Bowl (and a box too!)

Head on over to www.ricebowls.org to find out what you can do! The slogan "Fill Bowl > Fight Hunger." rings true for this non profit organization. How much time does it take to put that spare change you have lying around into a plastic rice bowl? These rice bowls of change go toward feeding children in orphanages.

 “He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 22:16

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:2-4

I encourage you to head over and check out the Rice Bowls site! They are a Christian organization serving in the name of Christ Jesus. If you live in the Darke County area in Ohio, head on over to Pleasant View Missionary Church to pick up a bowl (or a few!).
Go to www.pleasantviewmc.org for directions!

Another organization helping children in impoverished countries that is near and dear to my heart is Operation Christmas Child. You just fill up a shoebox with nic-nacs and bring them to a collection center. The boxes then go to North Carolina to the main workshop and are gone through to make sure eveything is safe to ship! The boxes are then distributed to millions of children around the world!

This can be a fun activity and act of service for your children too! Packaging a shoebox for someone the same age as them can be so much fun! So go find yourself an old shoebox and pack it full of goodies! Head on over to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ to check the list of things that you can't put in the boxes! Think like a kid and have fun!

What act of service are you performing this Christmas? Let me know!

Peace out, girl scouts.

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