July 31, 2011

"You don't have to be rich to help the poor."


This is the belief I held onto when my husband and I decided to step out in faith and start a charity foundation in the city not our own. But in all good intentions, evil is always there to prevent us.

When we started processing our permit as a non-profit social foundation, a local lady commented to our face, "You are not a president of a big organization and you come from a poor country, who would believe you?" Discouragement has its way to get you  when you are not single-hearted in your intention. 

Yes, we are financially poor but we are rich in many areas. Our family has a collection of quality books and we have friends who have unused books in their homes and with those we can build a community library. We received good education and we can teach poor children for free. We cannot give out money but we can serve freely. These are the things burning in my heart as I reasoned to myself why we do what we do. The old lady thought that only rich philanthropist can do what we intend to do. We are glad to have found like-minded individuals who helped us reach where we are now in our service to the community. We are also thankful to our volunteers who find joy not in monetary reward but in helping others.




8 comments:

Brenda said...

Great post!

Brenda said...

Great post.

Amy said...

This is beautiful! Follow where God leads you and you will be rich in your heart!

Stefanie Brown said...

This picture is so captivating! The verse is perfectly added. Love it!

Nicole said...

This is beautiful! Great work! Stopped by from Scripture & a Snapshot :-)

KT said...

beautiful post.

DevotionMama said...

I love this pic! The picture itself, the verse, the editing. Well done :)

SHIMONGNOK said...

Where there is a will there is a way. The Lord has ordained you and He will sustain you till you accomplish His purpose.