Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gifts of Compassion Catalog

It is two weeks before Christmas and I have a confession today: I have not gotten a chance to complete my Christmas gift list. It's just been really busy lately because of major transitions going on right now and honestly, I have been feeling moved to think of gifts that really make a difference.

God has blessed us generously this year and I never take for granted that Robert and I have always more than we ever needed. That's how good our Father is!

The harsh reality of this fallen world is that not all of our brothers and sisters have everything they need. How wonderful it would be if we really make this Christmas about giving more and not getting more!

You probably remember a previous blog entry that I posted about the beautiful girl from Guatemala that we are sponsoring through Compassion International. If you are thinking of other ways to support children through this wonderful organization, I am happy to share with you today the Gifts of Compassion Catalog.



WHAT IS THE GIFTS OF COMPASSION CATALOG?
An on-line catalog of gift alternatives for friends, family and clients. No crowds, no lines, no stress - just a gift that will help make a difference in the life of a child living in one of the poorest communities of the world.

These gifts help provide clean drinking water, medical treatment, disaster relief, food supplies and much, much more for Compassion-assisted children and their families. Meet real needs and bring real joy with a Gift of Compassion.

Gifts include mosquito nets, soccer balls, chickens, goats, water filters, farm equipment, clean water and more. Gift prices range from $10 to $5000. There is a tangible gift for every gift budget!

Today, I hope that you consider taking gift-giving to another level. Make a needy child's Christmas extra-special this year through a Gift of Compassion.

3 comments :

diane elizabeth g said...

aw, must be exciting to receive updates and pictures from your little girl! =)

i also loved your last post on operation christmas child,what a brilliant idea! i'm so excited because VCF adopted the same idea and we could do it easily here, just need to drop off the boxes at church ^_^ i love how organizations like these make a way for people like us who want to help or bless others in a big way that will make an impact but don't know where or how to start! and especially in manila where there are street children and homeless people everywhere (and hard to tell if you're just being swindled pa! tsk)...often it isn't an impact enough to just hand over some extra pocket change or your bag of takeout food :\

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Awesome! We can't wait to sit down as a family this weekend and choose a gift or two from this catalog!

Samantha said...

Hello Diane! I saw all over Facebook on VCF's Christmas box drive and it really melted my heart :-) That means thousands of shoe boxes to many more children!

Hi there Michelle! Let me know how it goes! Would love to hear what you all pick :-)