Just like that, the Christmas season is upon us! And what better way to kick off the season than with a reminder of what it’s all about?
Tuesday 29th November is the fourth annual #GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is a global movement and a day when the giving community – individuals, not-for-profits, businesses and corporates – comes together and spreads a message of generosity.
God loved the world so much that “He gave his Son, his one and only Son” (John 3:16 MSG) – the greatest gift of all on the first Christmas. In a season that can sometimes be characterised by indulgence and excess, as a Sisterhood united in friendship and cause, we know “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35 NIV).
You are such a generous company of women, a true sisterhood, so we wanted to use this #GivingTuesday to say THANK YOU to you!
Thank you to Aida from Germany who decided to use her gift and talent as a photographer and contribute funds raised through family photo shoots to the #500Project ‘Dignity with Love’ in Ethiopia.
Thank you to Merisa in Brisbane who gathered friends to walk 10km and ask 10 other friends to sponsor them $10 each. Together a group of 15 girls raised an amazing $2,130 for the A21 Campaign.
And because we can’t thank all of you individually, thank you to every one of you girls continuing to respond to the generous heart of our Father and engage in acts of generosity large and small.
Thank you to World Vision who continue a long and well-respected history of seeking “life in all its fullness for every child”. Thanks for enabling us to be a part of providing Fuel Efficient Stoves in Peru and #FullTummies for Syrian children and A Safe 1000 Days for mums in Uganda.
Thank you to Hillsong Africa Foundation for empowering local communities across Cape Town and helping us be a part of enabling children to see a different future for themselves through the power of literacy #readbabyread.
And again thank you to every one of our #500Project Partners who faithfully serve the communities where you are planted. Through partnership we collectively outwork the mission of Sisterhood throughout our global community.
#GivingTuesday reminds and encourages us to be generous in whatever way matters to you, whether that means volunteering, donating, giving a kind word, or the gift of hospitality.
During the month of December we will be praying for Region 8 on our scratch maps: Central & Eastern Africa. Perhaps you’ll choose to direct some generosity towards that beautiful region of the world through time in prayer, or by releasing finance, or gathering others to fundraise for a #500project.
Just like the #GivingTuesday movement, you might find that your generosity catches on, as others are inspired to look up, look out, and give. #SisterhoodFightClub #bethechange
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)