There are so many ways that we can each choose to make a difference in the lives of others each day.
I have just arrived home from our family church here on the Gold Coast – Metro. During the whole month of June we are celebrating the “Festival of Food”. Each week we are having two different countries battling it out to see which country’s food is the most popular.
Our pastors Kasey and Garry McDonald came up with the idea of the “Festival of Food” to raise awareness and funds to empower others in India. Kasey was all dressed up in traditional Indian dress. A few others also dressed in traditional costume from either Italy or India.
Today we had three master chefs Robbie and Anthony Quatro for team Italy and Derek Smith for team India each showing off their culinary expertise with yummy main meals and desserts. The meals are only $5 each and all funds raised are going to projects that Metro supports in India.
Over the coming weeks we will talk more about these projects in India and the impact that they are having for good in the lives of many children and young people and then by extension in the lives of many more throughout India!
Below you will see some photos from this special event.
Next week will be Mexican vs Indonesian food. So be sure to come back and see the follow up…
I have just returned from a women’s conference where we were discussing ways that we can make a difference in the world.
One of the guests at the conference was from Destiny Rescue. This is an organization especially set up to put a stop to child prostitution.
As the speaker shared, if there was no demand then the supply would decrease! But due to the perverseness of mankind there is a demand and hence there are people out there who prey on children and young adults in order to meet the demand!
I was especially shocked to learn that in Thailand the number one pedophiles who seek out child prostitutes are Australian men! I am Australian and proud to be an Aussie! But I am certainly not proud to hear that Aussie men are rapping and hurting children!
Destiny Rescue is an International organization with the key purpose of being a voice for those with no voice!
Their message is “Together we can fight to end poverty and child slavery in our life times.”
I agree with their message and stand together with Destiny Rescue to declare that child slavery and prostitution is NOT okay!
Over the coming weeks, I will discuss Destiny Rescue and the 26 Second Challenge more and let you know how you can impact the lives of many through this Godly organization.
We are now onto our third day of my commitment to you to reach out and bless someone every day – to see whom we can bless and make a difference in their life.
Mum In Hospital
I continued today with my own mum. Mum has been in hospital now for almost 4 weeks and has not had an easy time of it! Today I was able to visit mum, before we went to church, and spend time chatting with her. It was nice just being together and being there for her and loving her.
Who do you know who is in hospital or who has not been well? Is there someway that you could touch their life in such a way that would show them that you care? What can you do to bless them and to make a difference in their life?
I love the concept of “Pay It Forward”. You too can find a way to bless someone and to pay the blessing forward. One day then when you are in need, I am confident, that you too will find that there will be someone there reaching out to bless you!
Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!