Friday, December 09, 2005

Stir Your World

Today I received a letter from Tim Costello (CEO of World Vision Australia) letting me know what they've done with the money I raised for the 40 hour famine back in August. Here it is:
  • help the people of Mozambique and Tanzania with seeds, training in modern farming techniques and access to clean water all year round so families can grow their own food, have a more nutritious diet and be less vulnerable to disease and drought.
  • provide assistance to families living in poor countries that are hurt by emergencies with food and medical supplies and support the Global Rapid Response Team who get to emergencies around the world within 12-24 hours.

Thank you to those of you who sponsored my famine (which I reported previously in my blog here, here and here). Re-reading these past posts made me realise once again how gracious and merciful our dear Lord is =)

To my surprise, I received World Vision's 40 Famine Award - Apple iPod mini music player, which was given to the top 25 money-raisers in Australia. And the interesting thing was, it got to me a day before my birthday. And THAT was the best birthday present! I am VERY's not because I won an award. It's because many kids were helped as a result of the money raised. I'm really humbled by this great experience from God. It's certainly greater to give than to receive.

I encourage you to STIR your world!


forgiven said...

Thats assume can't out give the Lord . I told you He love you very much.

Psalms 139:17-18: How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:

God Bless

May the Lord shine His face on you .

Thank you Sis

An Ordinary Christian said...

Happy Birthday! I forgot to mention that to you the other day when you mentioned it. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

an ipod mini! oh wow!

forgiven said...

Sorry I forgot..Happy Birthday

Your Birth is so important that God made the date before He made the earth ..He thought of you.

With His Love

Kitty Cheng said...

Doug, you're so right....we can never out give the Lord.

Thanks for the birthday greeting too.

God bless you!

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank you Andrea...your friendship and constant encouragement on my blog is such a great birthday blessing to me already.

Kitty Cheng said...

hey candz, i might have to wait till u come back from the phils to show me how to use it hehe.