Little Hands Making A Difference

Little Hands Making A Difference

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

As children become adults, there are so many life lessons parents want to teach to them.  Being obedient, smiling, making sure to say “please” and “thank you” may be just a few things on the list.  But have you ever thought about what the world would be like if we taught our children from a young age to be cheerful givers?  The keyword here is “cheerful.”  If children learned to be cheerful givers perhaps there wouldn’t be so much need in the world.

Recently at ZOE, we had asked our supporters to donate Hot Wheels as well as Rainbow Loom bracelet supplies to bless the boys and girls at ZOE Children’s Homes in Thailand.  The response was out of this world! Not only did enough Hot Wheels come in but we collected above and beyond so that each boy could have several cars of their very own!  Amidst the supporters who donated were three very special children.  Hearing the need we had, Alexandra and Michael Espin set up a lemonade stand so that they could donate funds raised for ZOE to purchase Hot Wheels and Rainbow Looms. Joy Sugihara had Rainbow Loom supplies from past birthday and Christmas gifts that she wasn’t using anymore and decided to donate them to the girls at ZOE.  What a blessing!  Thank you so much!

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Joy Sugihara | Alexandra and Michael Espin

Regardless of age, something happens inside of you when you give, something almost supernatural that cannot be explained.  You become happy.  You become excited.  You become grateful.  You become less focused on yourself and focus more on how you can help others that are in need.  Opportunities to give arise because you see things differently.  The joy of giving becomes a part of life that you cannot live without.  What an amazing life lesson to teach your child.  Not only will this change your child’s life even well into their adulthood but can cause a ripple effect to transform thousands of other lives.  What a wonderful world this would be!

If you would like information on our Kids Helping Kids program at ZOE, please call Karen at 661.255.7963 or email her.

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