- a water project in El Salvador,
- seeds, tools and farm animals in Bolivia, Kenya and Rwanda,
- prison children in Bolivia,
- books and bicycles for pastors in various developing countries,
- community clinics in Kenya;
- student sponsorchip in Angola, Bolivia and Indonesia,
- Guardians of Hope in Africa (helping victims of the HIV/AIDS pandemic),
- care for refugees in the Middle East,
- care for marginalized children here in Canada,
- support for a pastor in China or the Sudan,
- community microcredit in India,
- care for a family in India, or
- ongoing support for CBM field personnel in countries around the world.
A little money can go a long way in the right hands! Last year my husband and I gave gifts to our families AND made donations of equal amounts through the CBM gift catalogue. We were a bit surprised and greatly encouraged with the response to this gifting strategy. It turns out that everyone on our list actually preferred to have money given in their name, rather than have another gift under the tree for themselves.
If you're interested in the gift catalogue, you can find details at: http://www.cbmin.org/web/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=70&img=donation.
Check it out. It's a great way to support the work of CBM and The Sharing Way while also honouring people on your gift list. And, it will free up more time for to really enjoy those softer aspects of the holiday season!!!