Are you a cheerful giver? Do you look for opportunities to share with others? When we donate to charity, when we give faithfully, we reap the joy of sharing…and God pours out His blessing!
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:11
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38 (woohoo…I love that!!)
As a business owner, I believe it is my duty to share with others the wealth that I’m privileged to have. I’m not only talking about financial wealth, but also the wealth of knowledge, the wealth of encouragement, and the wealth of good will. When we pour into others, our life and business prospers abundantly.
Mission 500 challenges us to give our very best. For 2013, we will continue to support Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse.
Operation Christmas Child – Last year, 8 million children received shoe boxes filled with toys, toiletries, and other necessities.
Our goal is to fill 500 shoe boxes for Operation Christian Child. Whoa, that’s a BIG goal…however I know we can do it. I’m confident that other business owners and small groups will be challenged and want to align with us to reach this goal.
So Kelli, how are you going to fill 500 shoe boxes?
We are putting the challenge out there so that you can have an opportunity to give. It’s a great project to do with the family. When we teach our kids how to give unconditionally, they not only learn a life lesson but also get excited to go shopping for others. They love coloring pictures or writing letters to put inside the shoe box. So, I’m hoping that families and organizations will join us to fill shoe boxes. It’s also a great team project. All we ask is that you take pictures and/or take video while your filling the shoe box(es). Send us your pictures/videos and we will post them across our websites. Whatever number of shoe boxes your choose to fill will go towards our goal of filling 500 shoe boxes.
Because of the efforts of many wonderful and amazing people, we were able to fill 484 shoe boxes throughout the US last year (2012). That represents, 484 children who received a Christmas. All I can say is YOU ROCK!! Let’s work together to meet our goal of 500 in 2013! Are you with me?
When we give, we are planting a seed of love. It’s so much bigger than being about us. Let’s inspire! Let’s encourage! Let’s be a blessing! Let’s give and give more abundantly.
We hope that you will align with us in meeting the goals of Mission 500! If you are willing to fill a shoebox or two or ten, please leave a comment below to confirm your commitment.