Posts Categorized: General

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… Read more »

Christmas in the Toughest Places

How People Celebrate Around the World By Amanda DeWitt For a few 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 to the culture in which one lives. For millions… Read more »

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… Read 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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,… Read more »