The day before Thanksgiving, I was running last minute errands and therefore spent a lot of time in my car. I was switching between Klove and Air 1 on the radio, both of which were accepting donations for different causes in Africa. As I listened, my heart was deeply troubled by the fact that in less than 24 hours I would be stuffing my face with unnecessary amounts of food and yet half way across the world there are families, children, and orphans starving. Literally starving. Homeless. Alone. Suddenly my comfortable little bubble was popped and my eyes and heart were opened. I know we all know that there are people less fortunate than us out there, but I think it’s so easy (too easy) to become distracted and go about our own lives. I am guilty of this for sure. But God did not let me forget. As I sat eating my delicious Thanksgiving meal, I found myself thinking about those children in Africa. How can I help? What can I do? Can I really make a difference? And the answer that kept coming to me was, yes I can but together WE can make an even bigger difference. That’s when I decided to offer the “Save money+Save lives” special for the month of December. For the whole month, I will be offering mini-sessions for only $200 and $50 will go directly to World Vision. “World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.” I was astonished at how many different causes there are to donate to: the global food crisis, education, clothing and medication, clean water, and even hope for sexually exploited girls/women. My heart feels very strongly about helping these people in some way and I really hope that you consider being a part of this. I know that the holidays are busy AND expensive, but I thought this could be a great opportunity. You get to document your life and save others all at the same time. Thanks in advance for all who want to be a part of this. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Save Money+Save Lives” for details. Can’t wait to make a difference with all of you!
Health & Blessings,
Stacy Lynn Kokes