Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last Week of January's "Giving Project"!

If you read my post here about The Giving Project, I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a few days left in January to complete this month's goal: to give away food.  I'm curious to know if anyone has done it, and what ways you came up with to give food to someone in need. Did you cook a meal for someone?  Did you bake someone cookies?  Did you buy someone groceries?  Leave a comment - not to toot your own horn, but to give us all some ideas!

This month we invited a few different people over to share a meal with us.  I love that this is a way to bless someone with food while also getting to know them better.  Tonight we are going to a fundraiser for Haiti at a restaurant, where 100% of the proceeds are going to Child Hope International.  I thought this was a perfect fit for this month's challenge! :)  (Our donation will help give food and supplies to orphans in Haiti).

This morning I was listening to a "book on tape" (sorry - I cannot think of the more modern term for this - is it a podcast?  Anyway....) of Francis Chan's book Crazy Love.  He writes, "I believe [God] wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.  I believe He wants us to be known for giving- of our time, our money, and our abilities- and to start a movement of 'giving' churches. In so doing, we can alleviate the suffering in the world and change the reputation of His bride in America." (p. 19).   I so agree with this statement.  Let's continue to give.  Look forward to February's Giving Challenge too - coming up soon!!


  1. We made a couple of meals for people (new mommy & someone who had surgery). My BIL Matt talked about Crazy Love on Sunday - we received it for Christmas and can't wait to get a chance to read it!

  2. I gave a friend money to go buy groceries. It's so crazy that people our age, our friends, struggle to provide food for their families. Breaks my heart. Thanks for doing this Jaimie. You are an inspiration.