MY KIND OF GIFT …
All of my friends know that I am a big supporter of KIVA, the organization that gives micro loans to budding entrepreneurs all over the world. So, I was thrilled, but not surprised, when I received this great gift.
It is (as you can read) a donation to World Vision and is a share in buying two oxen and a plow for a needy family. My friend, (whose husband is a career officer in the Special Forces and has recently returned from Afghanistan) knows the cumulative value of giving donations to those less fortunate.
I had not heard of World Vision but, knowing my friend as I do, I am sure that she checked out the legitimacy of the organization before making it her choice. I find that it is a Christian relief organization and is one of the largest in the world. They operate in more than 90 countries and have been active since 1977. “Right now, around the world, they are working in partnership with more than 100 million people in their struggle against poverty, hunger and injustice, irrespective of their religious beliefs.”
I may be naïve; but I think it would be a different world if we all gave in the same manner.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !