Favorite ThingsRich Stigall
After her Oscar nominated “Sound of Music” performance in 1965, Julie Andrews owned the phrase “My Favorite Things” You know the words. “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens; numbers on spreadsheets for beds and protein; these are a few of my favorite things” What was that?
At GO, we aren’t numbers junkies, but I loved working on the monthly wire this week for our partner villages in Haiti. Each cell represented real help for children in real need.
• $800 for surgery to remove a cyst from a little girl’s nasal passage to improve her breathing
• $4,800 for beds and mattresses for children sleeping on floors or bare bed frames
• $12,000 for a chicken farm to provide jobs, protein and profits used for orphan care
• Multiples more so kids learn their 3Rs, eat regularly, see the doctor, have a full-time house momma, hear the Gospel, etc.
And I felt joy; joy knowing you are helping lift the lives of children each day, all over the world.
Hitting send on the wire request, I was filled with gratitude for you. My heart did dance; not from naïve emotionalism, but from the realization that you are giving children hope and a future…and, indeed, that is one of our favorite things!
Thank you for investing in the lives of some great kids! Thank you for caring about them! What a privilege to serve with you!