Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gifts That Keep on Giving

Hello friends! Hope you are all having a great week so far! I just wanted to pop in and share some links that I thought might inspire us all. I also think these would be great Mother's Day gift ideas for anyone who is still searching.  Even if you've already had your Mom's present picked out for months, these are still great ministries to be aware of!

As Our Own is a ministry in India that reaches out to protect orphans, specifically young girls who are vulnerable to being used in sex trafficking (shudder) or forced labor and slavery. For Mother's Day you can go HERE  to donate in honor or memory of your Mom.

*  I've talked about Back to Africa before and you should definitely check them out. This is a ministry that sells beautiful jewelry handmade by African women and all of the proceeds go back to those women to support them and their children. What a great opportunity to buy beautiful gifts and support  a worthy cause!

*  We always hear about American Red Cross , but I have gained an even greater respect for them and the resources they provide for our military and their families.

*  This last one isn't necessarily a Mother's Day thing, (although, as a Mom I think it would be awesome to get a gift certificate to spend on my girls!) but it is a great deal, nonetheless. My friend, Jess, has an awesome ETSY site, Mama Moose Bowtique, and until May 6th 20% of all orders will be donated to World Vision/30 Hour Famine to help combat world hunger. You really need to check out her adorable selection!

I hope you will check these out and join me in praying for these amazing ministries and resources that God will use them to change lives!

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered, Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives, be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you, be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway."

~Mother Teresa

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