Giving Thanks

Today across the United States we’ll sit down to feasts of plenty with people that we love. Having plenty is cause indeed for celebration and we should be thankful that we live in a country where for most of us food is more akin to entertainment than the deadly serious business of sustaining life. We should celebrate. We should give thanks. Others wish they could.

If you’ve been thinking about adding charity giving to your Holiday budget, here is a golden opportunity to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with a child on the other side of the world through child sponsorship with World Vision.

Just click on any of the pictures to learn more.

Rujithson – Age 9

Jeneeza – Age 4

Mohommad – Age 9

Ahda – Age 3

20 thoughts on “Giving Thanks”

  1. That makes you stop and think.

    Best of everything to Darrell and all the SFL gang. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. What these kids need is spiritual food. You liberals give food that will only last a short while, while we give the food that last eternity.

    1. Uh, hope you think about what you’re saying; these kids need the “short-lived” food first if they are to stick around for the Eternal Bread of Christ. 🙁
      It’s deeds no less than words that are remembered, these kids are living reminders of Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry, and you gave me food.”

    2. Dear FundieFred:

      How do you reconcile the core, Gnostic premise that the body doesn’t matter with Fundamentalism’s insistence on the necessity of a bodily incarnation and resurrection?

      Christian Socialist

    3. FundieFred, have you read Galatians 2:9-10 or any other Bible passages dealing with the poor? If you are not helping the poor you are not following New Testament Christianity.

      Then again, being a fundamentalist you are already off-track…

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, SFL! Darrell, this is a great post to remind us of the many blessings we are enjoying. Best to you and yours.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. We have participated in our local food pantry sponsored by our new church. It is a reality check.
    I am very thankful for this year as it is the year I left the IFB. SFL was a big help. We are not alone! We have found a great church and that is something to be very thanful for. 🙂

  5. Happy Thanksgiving SFL!! Thank you Darrell for the reminder of all the children in need of sponsors.

  6. I am so surprised in your comments today. I didn’t think you would believe in Thanksgiving since Independent Baptist Churches do. You are so against everything else.

  7. World Vision is one of my favorite charities!

    Are you a Child Ambassador for them, Darrell? (I was thinking of becoming one)

    1. I am not. However, I was privileged to be able to go on one of their blogger trips earlier this year.

  8. Dear Darrell:

    I gave thanks yesterday when I laid Dad`s remains to rest. Eighty-nine years, well lived!

    Seeing these kids I am left with the hope that they will live as many years, and that their children will receive as much grace and favor as I received from my Dad.

    One of the websites I visit noted that Sri Lanka is slated for more austerity. Sad! May God’s people seek better for these little ones and all the children God has made.

    Christian Socialist

    1. I’m sorry for your loss, Christian Socialist, but thankful that you have great memories and blessings from your father.

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