February 14, 2009

Lent Celebration

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

This year our family is going to celebrate Lent. This isn't something we normally do, but after watching my catholic friends celebrate it each year, I felt led to join in.

We have chosen to prepare our hearts for Easter, to sacrificially give to the children of Zambia that we served in and to help supply the orphans of Hannah's Hope with what they need.. We are doing this by each day really looking at what we are purchasing and spending our money on and asking ourselves, "Is this really worth it?... Can this be better spent? How much more will this affect lives in Zambia or Ethiopia?"

Giving out of our leftovers or abundance is easy. It's giving up something to bless others that makes it more of a struggle in our hearts.

I know that this will teach us alot..what we hold on tightly do, we what we can do without, how much we wastefully spend, and how much we can bless others if we have the desire.

Lent starts February 25 and goes through Easter.

We are going to place a jar on our counter to collect our money in each day to see how much we are accumulating from giving up our wants.

I share this not to say 'look at what we are doing' instead I share it to invite you to join me.

You can join in my in my giving to the children of Zambia through GrassRoots Heroes (email me at Chrissy@grassrootsheroes.org )

or my fellow friends for Ethiopia can join with me in helping supply Hannah's Hope Ethiopia with the items they need.

If you'd like to join me, let me know at gcknight@verizon.net and we can walk the road together!

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