Planting Seeds (27 before 40)

This morning, my church in Hollywood had the privilege of hearing from an amazing Kenyan woman named Reverend Judy Mbugua who we partner with in giving and serving in Africa.  She shared the story of how her organization, Home Care Fellowship, has grown since it’s inception in the 1980’s.  What started as an outreach to a few women with HIV-AIDS by simply praying for them and giving them one meal a week has turned into a thriving organization that teaches these women how to run their own businesses, feeds their children and educates their children, one of whom will be going to university this year to become a lawyer so he can in turn become an advocate for others living in poverty.

We all have moments in which to serve our fellow man and they might seem small, but if you have an idea, go for it!  Reach out.  Give someone a meal who’s hungry.  Let your kid play with another kid who’s family life is hard.  If you see someone who looks like they need help, ask if they do.  Plant a seed.  You might end up growing something you least expect.  You might end up changing the world.

At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.

– Mother Teresa

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