Putting our money where our mouth is

Us Christians, we talk a good game, don’t we?  One quick read through my news feed on Facebook, and I see people praying for each other, encouraging one another, posting Bible verses and all kinds of links to other Christians talking about stuff.

This is all well and good, but we need to do more than talk.  We can talk about ending world hunger or caring for the poor, but if we aren’t doing something about it, we are nothing more than a “resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”  (1 Corinthians 13:1)

Today I called the local Salvation Army to get information about the Steppin’ Back to School campaign.  I was told that over 500 children applied for help this year, and about 130 are still in need of sponsors.

Here’s how the program works when you decide to be a sponsor.  It’s really simple.  You are given the name of a child and his or her clothing sizes and color preferences.  You go to the store and purchase a new shirt, pair of pants, and pair of shoes for your child.  You box it all up and drop it off at the Salvation Army by August 11.  Easy, huh?  And you can sponsor more than one child if you want.

I know everyone is feeling the crunch of the economy, and many of you may be wondering how you’re going to pay for your children’s clothes, let alone someone else’s.  Yet, I wonder what would happen if you ask your kids to make a sacrifice for another child who has even less.  Some of these kids are homeless.  Many are neglected.  All are in need of love. Christians, let’s be the ones to show them.

Click this link for more info or to sign up:  Steppin’ Back to School

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Right on Lisa! This is the prefect opportunity to teach our kids. One less shirt, shoes or pants for us and instead our kids take their school clothes money and buy one for another! WOW! Who would not want to do that with their kids? Take a look in our closet or kids closets and see where the need really is!

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