Monday, November 08, 2010

30-Day Giving - Week 1

Monday was the first of November, which also kicked off the 30-Day Giving Challenge.  As mentioned previously, I've decided this year to take this challenge.  

Here's my summary for week one:
Monday - dropped off food for the food drive my church was having for seminary students at a nearby seminary
Tuesday - volunteered at a local library
Wednesday - helped out with my church's Wednesday evening children's program
Thursday - left a note of encouragement to a fellow teacher
Friday - sent a note of encouragement to a friend
Saturday - helped with my church's English classes for immigrants in our community
Sunday - taught junior church

It's been fun to help out this past week with different needs.  And as I mentioned in my introductory post, I'm enjoying trying to do as much of my "giving" anonymously.  
I came across this verse this morning, and was impressed with how aptly it fit in context with this post.  “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."  (Matthew 6:2-4 ESV)

1 comment:

The Farmer Files said...

Visiting you via 30 days linky. Love that you are doing it anonymously.

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