Author: Loyd Jenkins
As individuals we sometimes feel that there is very little that we can do in the face of larger, global challenges such as pandemics, natural disasters and the pervasive lack of access to healthcare. Someone might ask, “Would my $10 really make a difference? Would donating 2 hours at some hygiene packing event really change a life?”
The answer, of course, is Yes! When each person comes together with whatever they have, then collectively it makes a difference and results in something significant. Therefore it does, indeed, change lives.
Whether the challenges are on the other side of the nation or half a world away, it is hard for us to directly relate to those that are experiencing life-threatening challenges who are close to us. This can make us feel as though what we have to offer could not be enough, or wouldn’t be useful for some organization. But that simply is not so! Small pieces put together become a larger collection, and each of us are a single part of a whole.
We have many partners in the field that are very small organizations, with small budgets, who have large medical equipment needs. But they are undaunted, and holding tight to their mission, they dive into areas of the world that have such great need. They focus on the things that they CAN do, with what they have, and the rest they depend on God and His provision through organizations like ours. And we, in turn, depend on you with whatever God puts on your heart to give: prayer, support, donations, and as simple as sharing our stories on social network streams.
We, together can make a difference. Truly, we are doing a world of good!