Here Is A Short List Of Some (Hopefully) Helpful Links

UPDATE; Chris Giovagnoni from Compassion sent this link to the CI blog. If you have any question about the impact a sponsorship has on a child’s life read these 3 posts by a graduate of the program.  

This isn’t the post I promised not long ago with links to spiritual foramtion/spiritual discipline sites and articles.

This is a post about a very few links to sites that actually offer some do-able ways of coming along side “the least of these” that Jesus loves. 

Lately I’m being constantly reminded of those in real, physical need of what I too often think of as “my” treasure. Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.

Check these folks out and then help me out. Send me links to sites you know about.  I’m embarrassed by how little I know about what’s out there.

kiva.org-kiva facilitates micro-loans to folks in the third world who need start-up, or expansion money for their businesses. You can loan as little as $25, or as much as you want.

Compassion International -I’ve posted a couple of times about my experience with Compassion. Don’t wait another day. Sponsor a child, or two….

Blood:Water Mission – $1 = one year of clean water for one person in Africa. That’s the simple equation that this organization is using to raise money to build one thousand wells and clean water projects on the continent.

World Vision  – (from their website) World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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6 Responses to “Here Is A Short List Of Some (Hopefully) Helpful Links”

  1. compassion dave Says:

    Awesome! Pray – Listen – Obey!

    cd

    http://compassiondave.wordpress.com/

  2. Shelia Says:

    Great choices. My husband got to meet several men and women in Kosovo this fall who have used Kiva loans to build businesses which are taking care of their families and contributing to the economy of their state which is struggling at present. It really works. These people have a whole new life. Revolutionary, really.

  3. seaton garrett Says:

    cd- Thanks for stopping by. Those are three good words.

    Shelia- With kiva I especially like the idea that, unlike just giving the money away, it gets paid back and used again, and again, and again. Still praying.

  4. Chris Giovagnoni Says:

    Have you heard about the Compassion blog yet? http://blog.compassion.com

  5. seaton garrett Says:

    Chris – Thanks for the info, I updated the post and the blogroll.

  6. Chris Says:

    Glad you liked the link. 🙂

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