Friday, December 23, 2005

'Tis the Season

Christmas time for me has always been a time in which I count my blessings, and remember those in the world who aren't as well off. We in the first world have so much in the way of material goods, we tend to forget those of God's Children who go to bed hungry, if they have a bed at all. My favorite charity is
Children's International.

For just $36 a month (as they say in the commercials) I sponsor Carlos, age 9, and Nikolas, age 2, in Guatamala. Within the program, they get to go to the doctor, dentist, go to school, and get some decent clothes and shoes. Most importantly, they know that their "godfather" in the States has an eye out for them.

We exchange letters and drawings and pictures, and I take care of my boys. I highly recommend the program, and hope you check them out! Merry Christmas, y'all!


At 12:08 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Those boys are lucky that an American cares enough to help them. Americans are that way!

Have a blessed Christmas for you and your family, CH.

We are blessed to be American.

At 1:40 PM, Blogger DV said...


You exemplify how this season should be celebrated. The mass commercialisation and secularisation of Christmas saddens me. It is a time to think of the less fortunate and your charity choice is excellent.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Chas said...

Monica and DV, Thanks for your kind words. Shakespeare had it right when he said that giving benefits both the giver and receiver. Knowing that some of my work is going to lifting 2 children out of poverty gives me so much more joy than the newest shiney thing at the store ever could!

Rejoice! For unto us this night is born a Saviour. 'Tis Christ the Lord!


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