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This year, our family has truly tried to step out of our circle and give back to the community around us. About a month ago, I headed off to Zambia, Africa with Habitat for Humanity. After a week of living like the villagers of Chipulusuku, my life was changed and I truly believe my heart for Africa grew. I could literally see how my heart was and is still there. #BakkenInvitation #LiveOnGiveOn
It’s amazing how world travel can open your eyes to those truly around you and the love that your heart can have for this close to you. It’s amazing just how touched I was by the lives of these darlings.What would you do if you had more than enough to give?
The Bakken Invitation celebrates and connects people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are making a difference in their communities. These stories inspire us to start giving back to our communities. We don’t need to face a life-altering moment to start giving back. There are little ways we can each give back and make a difference, starting today.
For example, this year, a group of women from our church found a family in need, received their wish list and delivered ten-fold to them what they required for this upcoming holiday season. I was completely blown away by the willingness and grace of these women as we shopped til we dropped to truly “spoil” this family for Christmas. What an amazing sight to see how we could impact our own community with something as simple as gift-giving.
I love when Joan Talkowsky, Tel Aviv Bakken Invitation Honoree, shares that we should try to step outside of our immediate circle. I think I’ve tried to do that this year and am so blessed to see how others are doing the same thing.
What would you do in your community with $100? Share in the comments below (limit one comment per entry) and we’ll choose a winner on at 12:00 p.m. CST on December 30, 2014 to start the New Year right!