Yesterday I was reading through the Grace Village Voice and I noticed a notice for used stamps. They were asking for used stamps to be donated to help fund care for retired Sudan Interior Mission Missionaries. Some people may think oh that’s silly what use would used stamps be to missionaries. It’s like giving them used tea bags. But several used stamps are collectors items and can be sold for a great value so I’m getting excited and motivated to collect stamps that different pictures on them besides the flag and Liberty bell stamps. I’ve been cutting out the stamps from my letters this Christmas and keeping the perforated edges intact to bring to work to donate to be used for retired missionaries. At Grace Village they have a collections box for used stamps in the Fellowship Center and at the nurses’ station in Health Care (Elder Lane Entrance). The notice states that the deadline is January 15, 2011 for stamp collection though I have seen the box there about all year. Used Stamps for Retired Missionaries. Also don’t forget the Caring Friends Endowment to help Grace Village Residents facing financial challenges this could be a good save your pocket change idea.
This new year I desire to find more ways I could help missionaries and orphans. And one of those ways is Pocket Change. I want to challenge myself instead of using change to buy that Pepsi or coffee that my caffeine headache so desires to put it in a jar to be used for orphans or children with single parents here and overseas. All those pennies, dimes, and nickels add up to be quite a bit overtime. If people collected all the coins that are just lying around the house or in pockets when doing laundry and gave them to agencies helping orphans what a difference we could make in the lives of those children just from pocket change. Grace Brethren International Missions had a WeShare challenge. They encouraged people to find ways to save, sacrifice our materialism and reduce spending to give extra money to missions in the month of May last year but I want to challenge you to do WeShare everyday for orphans. This site can give you some ideas on how to give and save pocket change http://www.gbim.org/give2/weshare.
Websites about giving to orphans, single parents, and their children:
Orphans in the CAR- http://www.ph-c.com/
Orphans in India- http://amandalehman.blogspot.com/p/support.html
Orphans in the CAR- http://icdinternational.org/orphan-care/
Orphans in Zambia- http://www.everyorphan.org/
Orphans in Guatemala- http://www.servantministries.net/
Orphans in South Africa- http://www.bethesdaoutreach.org/
Heartline Pregnancy Center- http://www.heartlinepregnancycenter.org/