I have had a lot going on this week and just haven't been in the mood to write lately, but I thought I would join in with Kelly today over at Kelly's Korner. Today's SUYL is on favorite charities. I know our monthly tithe partly goes towards missions, but besides that we try to give in other areas as well. These are two of the charities that we support.
Footprints ministry is near and dear to my heart b/c we have experienced life in the NICU. Footprints strives to show Christ's love to families who have a child in the NICU. Each monthly meeting is spent creating gift bags that include: a bible, notepad, pen, monogrammed burp cloth, gift cards, etc. The bags also include a prayer card that allows the group members specific information to pray for. Having a child in the NICU is mostly unexpected and something most parents don't plan for when having a baby, even though they probably know the risk is there. Footprints steps in and tries to make it easier on families who are going through this hard time.
We also help support a couple who is involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. They help spread the gospel on college campuses. The couple that we sponsor works with international students. It's hard enough going to a new school, but I can't even begin to imagine going to a new school in a new country! What a great way to share the gospel with international students by just helping them out on campus, showing them where to go, or even just inviting them to dinner or bible study. Love this ministry!
Another group that has been on my heart to sponsor is Compassion International. I think it will also be a way to show Addi how important it is to help others.