Why Generosity Matters

Why Generosity Matters

Four Ways Generosity Changes You and Others By Amanda DeWitt As we start a new year, many of us feel the pressure to change something about our lives or ourselves. We set goals for a better exercise regime, to read a book every month, to take more family vacations, or to give back to those […]

Christmas in the Toughest Places

How People Celebrate Around the World By Amanda DeWitt For two days in December, most of us pause to celebrate. We hang lights. Gather with family. And give gifts to friends and loved ones. The way Christmas is celebrated is tied to one’s faith and also to the culture in which you live. For millions […]

Raising a Generous Generation

 Four Ways to Cultivate Generosity in Children By Amanda DeWitt Around this time of year, children make their Christmas lists and check them twice. They marvel at the images that flash up on our screens. They notice the latest gadgets in store windows. Then they go back to their lists and add a few more […]

We Can Relieve Suffering for People in the Toughest Places

We Can Relieve Suffering for People in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt They live in the toughest places — without access to the basic items they need to survive and without access to the message of eternal hope in Jesus. And yet our local staff teams and partners are determined to reach them. Together […]

Surviving in the Toughest Places

How Families Build a Life in Unlikely Places By Amanda DeWitt Surviving in the toughest places is not easy. Daily people struggle to access the basic items they need. Wars, disasters, droughts, and other crises only make life more difficult — often forcing families from their homes with little more than the items they can […]

How Women Influence the Next Generation

How Women Influence the Next Generation By Amanda DeWitt In the eyes of a child, she is strong, brave, and beautiful. Her name is a simple word uttered no less than a hundred times a day — mom, ummi, mãe, madre, mama, ma, mum. Around the world women shape the next generation. Their influence forms […]

Teaching Children to Pray

How to Intercede for People in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt Unlike any other generation we watch suffering in real time. Our children do too. They see the faces of others just like them who do not have enough to eat. They are shocked to discover millions of families around the world are forced […]

Help Your Family Focus on the True Meaning of Christmas

Help Your Family Focus on the True Meaning of Christmas By Amanda DeWitt Children stand wide-eyed, admiring oversized evergreens lit up with twinkling lights, icicles, and ornaments. Store widows and online shops feature the best gifts for everyone on your list. Holiday parties and family activities fill up every weekend on the calendar. With all […]

Mothers in the Toughest Places

How Humanitarian Aid Helps Women Around the World By Amanda DeWitt Women are the bedrock of society in most developing cultures. Often they are forced to navigate life’s constant insecurities and challenges without adequate support. Mothers everywhere work hard to support their families. But in the toughest places they are forced to work even harder. […]

Express Kindness Together

Take Your Family on a Humanitarian Quest By Amanda DeWitt We hear a lot of stories about suffering. Our children hear them too. With so much going on in our world, we all need a safe place where we can process, grow, and take action. You can help create that space — in your home, […]

Webinar Library

Webinar Library

Webinar Library Webinar Date: March 16, 2023 Endowment: Give Now and Fund the Future Endowments gifts allow you to provide sustainable funding for the causes you care about most while also yielding significant tax benefits. They are given with the intent to preserve the original value of the gift and to grow it over time […]

Leaving a Legacy of Faith Part 3

Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Maximizing Your Impact Together By Amanda DeWitt When you think about legacy, what comes to your mind? And when you look at your own life, what legacy do you hope to leave behind? For most of us legacy looks like the faces of the ones we love. We want the toddler holding our hand, the […]

Leaving a Legacy of Faith Part 2

Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Passing on Generosity for Generations By Amanda DeWitt No matter who you are or where you live, you can leave a legacy of faith “Give me!” It seems to be one of the first phrases young children learn. And it tempts us even into adulthood. “Give it to me now” is a motto many people […]

Humanitarian 101: Getting Started

Humanitarian Action: Clean Water

Providing Help and Hope in the Toughest Places By Amanda DeWitt What Is a Humanitarian? Look up humanitarian and you will find a variety of definitions: promoting human welfare, valuing human life, relieving suffering. To be a humanitarian means that you see people’s needs around the world, are deeply moved by their suffering, and do […]

Going on Mission

How to Be a Missionary When You Cannot Travel the World By Amanda DeWitt Do you feel called to serve people around the world? Maybe you love culture and traveling to other places. And you thrive on conversations and connections. But the last few months, you have stayed at home — at times staring out […]

Travel Internationally Carrying Only a Backpack

Emma Shares Packing Tips for International Travel

Tips for Packing Light for a 10-Day Trip to Anywhere By Amanda DeWitt Are you a light packer? Or do you stuff way too many items into your suitcase only to realize you did not need half the things you packed? Have you checked a bag only to find that you arrived at your destination […]

God With Us

Experiencing and Living Out the Kindness of Jesus By Amanda DeWitt “The kindness you have shown me today I have not known for years. It is as if God Himself has visited me.” Helena, a 96-year-old woman from Rwanda, shared these words with our team members. She survived the genocide in the 90s by living […]

Plant Seeds of Generosity with Kids

Fun Activities That Create Teachable Moments By Lara Strain “Give the toy back. Share with your friend.” You know the scenario if you are a parent, babysitter, teacher of young children, or even a bystander at a friend’s house — a child gets upset when another child plays with his toy. Most likely your response […]

An Open Letter to Refugees

To the people who have been forced to flee their homes: Today, as many around the world observe World Refugee Day, you are on my mind. In the midst of the uncertainty you are experiencing as a refugee, I am praying for you. One day your life turned upside down. Now you find yourself on […]