I blame my parents. 😉
I grew up with wonderful parents who have a heart for others. They have both been on missions trips around the world and have started a Kids Against Hunger (KAH) satellite packing site in my old hometown. 5 years ago when Haiti had their devastating earthquake, the Sioux Falls, SD KAH sent over 1 million meals to various churches/orphanages/groups in Haiti. I personally went on a mission trip to Jamaica when I was a freshman in college and would love to go somewhere again. Marriage, kids and life have kept me from travelling abroad since, but I believe that we can make an impact for the world serving right here at home.
For many months I felt a strong pull to start featuring some of the amazing organizations out there that are doing just that, making a difference. We learned about several of them when we went to Allume the past 2 years. I felt that as a community of God-sized Dreamers we might be able to make a difference together. While my voice may not be loud enough, or my dollar may not stretch far enough, when we come together and pool our talents, resources and voices, change can happen.
So I approached Christine with an idea.
Starting in January could we take one day a month and feature a non-profit organization that is making a difference in the lives of others? She was supportive, and Mission Moments was born.
At Allume, Delonna and I started talking about the idea and we got more and more excited.
We both have a heart for missions and we have a feeling that many of you here in this God-sized Dreamer community do as well. So here is the “plan”. On the first Monday of each month we are going to feature a new non-profit organization. Some of these we discovered at Allume and others we have found various other ways, but each organization has a heart for seeking and reaching the lost, the orphan, the lonely and broken. The idea that we can link arms together and make a difference as a community, well that’s just plain exciting!
Some of these may be companies that sell fair trade goods, or offer a chance to partner with them…but please hear me on this. Most of all we want to bring awareness, we don’t want you to feel a pressure to give financially. Even a simple prayer lifted up on the behalf of an organization is HUGE. But if you are like me, you may be unaware of these amazing companies, so our heart is to share them and then we pray that God will guide you in what ways, if any, you might join in as well.
As the ideas swirled, Delonna came up with something even more fabulous so I am going to let her explain a little more about that one! Take it away girl! 😉
I grew up with a heart of compassion due to my mother’s ability to love on people where they were. Our house always had guests over for meals and parties. Everyone was welcomed in my home. She taught me the art of loving on people and making them feel special. It’s the little gestures that warms the heart of others.
Often we are lead to believe that if we don’t have a large donation to give that an organization could never really use the small donation we do have. However if we come together with our small donations we can actually make a huge impact in the lives of others. Together we can make a difference in the lives of orphans, women and poverty. (<====Click to Tweet)
We believe as God Sized Dreamers that collectively we can make a difference in our world. We believe together we can be the hands and feet of Christ through our giving. We want our giving circle to come alongside others and support their God Sized Dreams. We want to pour out love on our neighbors wherever they may be. Together we will live out Mark 12:30-31.
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”
We are excited to partner with Pure Charity and start our own giving circle. Each member that wants to participate will donate a minimum of $10 to Pure Charity. Please take a moment to check out our link: God Sized Dreamers. All donations are tax deductible and would be deducted on the 15th of each new month. At the end of the month, we will request that Pure Charity donate any funds raised that month to the organization we featured in Mission Moments. It is a simple way to give back and make a huge impact. We hope you will join us on this adventure. If you are interested in being a part of the giving circle please email us at prayermomentsGSD@gmail.com so we can send you an invitation to join us.
Thank you for partnering with us, we feel so blessed to be walking with you in making a difference for others!