Did anyone else notice the heart in the logo for Giving Tuesday... I think that is trying to tell us that we are all to give to the work in Kyrgyzstan ... Hahaha Over the last 10 years we have had a Christmas pie challenge to provide Christmas for the orphans , seniors and disabled in Kyrgyzstan that we support. upwards of 2000 people would receive a party, and a small gift as well as vitamins. Over the last few years the interest has started to drop off , and many of those involved I think would just make the donation themselves rather then asking others to support. Over the same time period that we have been running the challenge, #Giving Tuesday has become a well known event . right after two days or shopping ( Black Friday and Cyber Monday ) and kicking off the Christmas shopping season. There are so many worthwhile charities out there, some that Julie and I know and support personally, and will make a special donation to on Tuesday.
But where does that leave us with Christmas this year?
While waiting on God wondering what to do, It has become clear to us that we will do just that, WAIT. All that we have is because God working through all of you has given it to us. and not just on one special day of the year. all through the year as needs arise the needs have been met. Thats because the finances do not dictate what we do , it is God that dictates and He is the one that calls the finances into being, and sometimes that involves your and my obedience.
If you would like to be a part of a special Christmas in Kyrgyzstan this year, please consider what He is asking of you.
When we get closer to Christmas, we will take stock of what we have been blessed with , both material and financial and we will make a plan .
We may have a few less chickens after Christmas, and one less cow to feed, and the green house is doing great. so maybe we will start there. after all we are blessed to be a blessing.
The boys are putting plastic up on the windows to keep the chickens warm, meanwhile inside the green house the gardens are flourishing.
Lettuce and spinach are almost ready to eat and we have started picking tomatoes
Cucumbers will be ready soon, and the pepper plants have taken hold and started to produce.
If you would like to help out this Christmas season, please use one of the links below to make a donation.