John Killinger in his book “Letting God Bless You” relates the story of a beautiful woman who is ninety years old and has always been extremely generous with everything she has.
He says, “She helps foreign students who want to come to this country to study. She sends flowers and food to people who have had a distressing time of any kind. She gives frequent dinners and parties in order to be able to introduce people to one another.
“Often she sends theater and concert tickets to people she knows would appreciate them but can’t afford to buy them. She is always doing something nice for somebody or giving somebody something he or she needs. Everyone loves her because of her selflessness and generosity.”
Killinger said to her one day, “You are so good to everybody.”
“Oh no,” she said, “it is God who has been good to me. God has given me so much more than I can ever use. The more I give away, the more I have. It is wonderful!”
LOVE IS THE ONLY THING IN THE WORLD…..THAT THE MORE OF IT YOU GIVE AWAY, THE MORE LOVE YOU WIND UP HAVING!
Think of a time when YOU gave YOUR love away and YOU wound up with more love.
THE BEST WAY TO FIND LOVE IS TO FIND GOD!
On Wednesday afternoon I tuned in to the Food for the Poor Zoom Update on its work in Haiti. The August 7.2 earthquake has claimed over 2,200 lives and over 12,000 have been injured. FFTP is assessing the condition of the homes, schools and hospitals that it has built in the affected areas over the past 35 years. So far they have not heard of anyone dying in the homes or schools that they have built, but there have been injuries. For some years now FFTP has been using a seismic movement beam and this has greatly helped. There were 48 new homes under construction that were deemed safe for people without homes to live in.
Ten or more 40-foot containers with food, water and medical supplies leave the FFTP warehouse every day and reach the affected areas. FFTP tries to buy and use as much local produce and products as it can to support the local economies. FFTP have over 3,000 distribution points in the disaster area. There are 400 people working for FFTP in Haiti.
To the often asked question: “How do I know that my donation actually gets to the people who are hungry, sick and homeless and are so greatly in need?” Ed Raine, the President and CEO of FFTP said that they have had a distribution network in place in Haiti for 35 years. They know how to get what is needed to those who are in great need. Their administrative costs are very low. I have witnessed this every time I have gone to Haiti. FFTP does the most for the least cost. At any one time in the past FFTP has 150-200 active projects in Haiti. Dealing with the current crisis in Haiti will take many months.
Your ongoing support of the people of Haiti is needed. You may do so at www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiearthquake or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 1(954)427-222