We have taught my daughters that they are rich. The world i spoor, and you are rich. You have food – rich, you have clothes – rich, you have a house – rich, you have cars to take you places – rich, you have vacations – rich, you have school – rich… we Americans are “STUPID” rich, when compared to the world. Absolutely rich.
So we have taught them that the only way to be grounded to the rest of the world, is to serve. Serve those who have less… serve those who suffer more… serve those who don’t know hope… serve those who don’t know love. A heart of service will always remind you that your riches are of no real value without purpose. So with that in mind, we are about to go on our lighthouse retreat. We’ll be gone this Friday AM as we head to the beaches of Florida for a service vacation! I told my wife that she is the most amazing missions trip planner… a missions trip to the beach… Whaaaaat?!?!?!?!??!?!
So this is your last chance to support us, I would love $25, $50, $1000… I’ll match it. Seriously, give any number and I will match it. https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/LFR2017/LauraRichards
But the real goal of this Daily Sprout is to tell you that I am bringing opportunity after opportunity for you to serve. For you to follow along the path of Give for the sake of Giving, and Serve for the sake of Serving (taken from Dr. Sid E. Williams’ “Lasting Purpose”). So if you don’t follow me on my quest to serve families dealing with childhood cancer, then perhaps you can serve food at a food bank? Or help raise the awareness of the need for food banks in Cherokee County.
This September 30th, I will be hosting the first annual Cityfest, where we improve community through charity. I hope you will come to the event, I hope you will bring 50 other people to the event, and I hope you will come to sign up with your hours. Your money is good, but as Laura told me ten years ago, “it is a bigger deal for you to give your time than your money”… I realize that she is right for just about all of us. Your time is way more valuable… so give it away.
Cityfest will be a series of musicians and bands… I am working on a headliner, and it will be a myriad of bounce houses and such. The goal will be to give away a ton of money if we can find a way to entice people there, as well as give away a ton of their time. By doing so, we are going to bring a commitment to local charity, and in some cases, charities that utilize local support to help the world, but in either case, the goal is always to help improve what we are doing here in Cherokee county. It is a great event to grow commitment to well being here in our own county.
I would love to have you there if nothing else!
So, for now, please, begin looking for ways to support charity, and if you want to support our last chance push for assistance for the lighthouse, please do so! Thanks and God Bless! https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/LFR2017/LauraRichards
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E