Sunday, December 4, 2011

Advent Conspiracy

Oh, the season is upon us. For everyone it has a different meaning. And different priorities. In my life, I am working on making memories, living life and focusing on my family. At the end of the month of gratitude, I want the thankfulness to continue. And I want to be able to give to those less fortunate. I am so blessed in this life. My family is so blessed. 

Our church has been participating in the Advent Conspiracy since its inception. The Advent Conspiracy encourages us to give less purchased gifts and give more of our time this holiday season. And then to take the money that would have been used and donate it. The money is given to groups that are digging fresh water wells in Africa. This year our church is focusing on wells in Zimbabwe. You and I turn the faucet on for water. Thousands of people around the world die each day from unclean drinking water. This is the chance to make a difference. A real difference. A lasting gift to someone you don’t know.

Please watch this video and take the impact into your own life. It is moving. It is powerful. It is my hope and wish for you this holiday season. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your time together. Give time. Give less gifts. Give yourself.
Jesus is the reason for the season.



Julie C. said...

I'm so glad I took the time to watch the video. Thanks for the wonderful message - you've made a difference!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Thanks for the video link--we are also doing Advent Conspiracy!! God is good--and I know that He will bless the gifts we give (no matter how big or small)!!!! HOOOOORAY for a God that can do anything:)

paddie said...

This video is moving and shows that we can do more in the help of other folks who are not as blessed.
Greed has dominated this country for too is good to see the awakening of a renewal for something better than just being consumers who have to have it all.

A simpler life is the way to go for me. I've been passing on to organizations many of my craft tools that I no longer use and instead of them just sitting there they can now be used by others. It makes you feel good too. It's like passing things on to your kids and knowing that it will keep being used.

Thanks Kimberly for the video.

pat p.

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