Everybody can do something.
But, it’s easy to think that your contributions, your talents, your money or your time isn’t important enough.
Or somebody can do a task better than you.
And then shrink back doing nothing at all especially when it comes to the biggest problems in the world like orphan care.
Yet, I’m a strong believer that everybody can do something, as I’ve thought much about lately.
Maybe it’s because I have the preschool show, Daniel Tiger often on the brain thanks to my 2-year-old daughter. Daniel Tiger, a Mister Rogers spin-off encourages kindness, responsibility and service to preschoolers. Daniel Tiger says that no matter how little a person thinks they are– everybody can do something.
So to encourage you that everybody can do something, I want to introduce you to Rev. Mindy.
Rev. Mindy is a colleague that I’ve met through clergy networks online. She’s an American, but currently serves as minister of several Methodist congregations outside of London, where she lives with her husband and children.
Thanks to our online connection, Rev. Mindy read about the work I was doing with Our Courageous Kids with interest.
Several months later, she reached out to me after I shared about the project of sending Rahab to graduate school in the UK saying that she was not in a position at this time to financially support her education but that she and her family would be glad to be a resource to Rahab when she arrived.
I was delighted because this is what I most know-
No person ever outgrows the need for family.
Students who are reaching for their dreams, studying in far away places and especially those who may not have an intact biological family to go home to after graduation. They especially need to experience life in family.
So, since arriving in London, Rahab and Rev. Mindy’s family have been able to get together several times for shared conversation over meals. Rahab shared stories about life in Kenya with Rev. Mindy’s kids.
I couldn’t have been happier to receive photos like this.
It did my organizing mama heart good to know that Rahab is getting an experience of family and support– the kind of experience that could only come from someone who lives close by. There are plans in the works for meals together in the future.
Thank you so much, Rev. Mindy and family for getting to know one of our courageous kids.
Likewise, in your own unique way, I’d love for you to be a part of the new movement in orphan care called Our Courageous Kids.
Do you have women’s groups, school groups or church groups that you’d love us to come and speak to? Share that info that with us here.
Do you have skills in event planning, social media or marketing that you’d like to offer? Be in touch here.
Do you have a social media account that you could share this story with today? Do so now.
Do you think your congregation could host an Orphan Sunday this fall or sometime in the future? If so, read more here.
Do you think you could financially support the spring tuition payment for the competition of Rahab’s degree program? If so, donate here.
Or maybe you have an idea to support our work that we haven’t even thought of yet. Share that with us now.
Looking forward to hearing from you, friends.
Everybody can do something.