Inspired by this family and directed by our church's current Sunday School compassion program, yesterday, we spent our last day of the holiday break (yes! the kids just went back to school today!) making pies in order to raise some money for families around the world with so much less than ours.
It was quite fun to pull aside one child as the others played together and let them decide on their own pie design, to work together--measuring, cutting, rolling. The oven worked all afternoon. And, after supper, we donned our coats and boots and presented our cause and baked goodies to the neighborhood, coming home with a bit of money in our pockets that will be gladly given in church this Sunday.
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Luke 12:33