Giving Away the Gifts

by Jason Bollinger on September 19th, 2013

Recently we were contacted by one of the missionaries we manage an account for to let us know that they would be receiving some resources from a new group of people.  A young couple  getting married invited their guests  to donate money to missions instead of buying them presents.  

This thinking is so creative, so beautiful and so Kingdom.  Sure this will cost the newlyweds in some household goods that they will now have to purchase for themselves, but the investment they've made into what matters more is an incredible encouragement.  In a time where the economy is affecting missions giving, there are still people finding ways to make a difference in the world.

Making a difference doesn't mean having a lot of money or even giving away a lot of money.  It really just means making it a priority.  The simple donation of wedding gifts to missions has given over $1,000 to this particular project.  That's a solid amount of money on the ground for mission work, and it's money that came into being with a decision by a young couple to consider others more important than themselves.

We can all make a difference like this, and it simply starts with making it a priority.   We were encouraged by this story and hope you are too.  Together, we really can make a difference!

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