Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Extra money

I never think of myself as someone who has 'extra' money, but in reality I do. I don't need to eat out as much as I do. I don't need to buy some of the things that catch my eye at Target. Andrew does not need all the toys he has. I always know this but it really hits me when I hear about the desperate need for food in Guatemala right now. It makes me so sad to think about Andrew's birth family in need of food when we have more than enough (sometimes too much). I can't help them right now (although I wish I could) but I can help others who have very little. Some friends of mine are going on a mission trip in December to hand out food baskets. The cost of one basket of food is $30 and Vanessa sends out pictures of the family who received each basket when she returns. She promises to have the pictures sent out before Christmas in case people would like to make their basket a 'gift' in someone else's name for Christmas.

I'm not begging you to help. I know that we all have charities that we give to and that we are sometimes spread very thin. I just didn't feel like I could let them leave in December without telling you...just in case you also have some 'extra' money laying around that you can't figure out what to do with.

You can find the information on Becca's blog here. She is not going on the trip but Vanessa and Marlene are. Becca is just a champion fundraiser and is doing what she can from this end to help since she can't travel this time. You can also find some information on Marlene's blog here.

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  1. You are absolutely right! We are so blessed and have so very much in this country. I wonder if I can even fathom what it must be like to "go without". Thanks for the reminder of the importance of service.

  2. Thanks for this post Ruthanne! I am keeping faith that this will be a complete success. Thanks for spreading the word and all your support.
    Guatemala Food Project