I was just looking at the FFP website and saw a couple things that grabbed my attention. I saw a link to two news stories, both of which were from Guyana. One story was about 65 poor families in a remote area receiving new homes, thanks to the incredible generosity of FFP donors. The other was about a donation of sports gear, computer kits and farming tools to a school.
While on the surface, 65 poor families in need of safe shelter receiving new homes to live in may seem like more of a WOW story; to me, the other story is just as much cause for celebration.
This idea ties into one of the things I really respect about Food For The Poor. Of course our work has a focus on the truly “lifesaving” things we all need: food, water, shelter, medicine… but there is also an emphasis on enriching and enhancing life as much as possible through things like education, music and even sports.
Of course it’s about helping people survive, but we also want people and communities to have all they need to thrive. We want for people to be able to pursue their passions and live long enough to see their children pursue theirs.
With this in mind, I think it’s important to remember that there’s no such thing as “small” gifts. Whether it’s a new home, a computer, a bowl of food, clothes or a new cricket bat; every gift has the potential to make someone’s life better. That’s a big deal!
Read about the 65 new homes in Guyana here.
Read about the donation of equipment and tools to the school in Guyana here.