Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sweet Sleep Scattered Gifts

My husband empties his change every day into our Bear jar. So, every day it grows! We usually end up using this change as part of our Easter offering, filling baby bottles for the pregnancy center or dropping into Salvation Army pots.

But this year I thought I would use the opportunity each month to learn about different organizations making a difference for Christ to help orphans and children. (I'm sure we'll still have change for the standbys.)

This month we are learning more about Sweet Sleep.  "Sweet Sleep is a faith-based nonprofit organization which provides beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children, demonstrating God’s love for them and improving their quality of life.  Sweet Sleep's vision is for every orphaned child in the world to lie down in their own bed reminding them they are loved, protected and cared for with hope for the future through Jesus Christ."  On their website they have videos to watch and family mission moments that you can do at home.  I am very excited. 

At the end of the month we are going to have a Pajama Party as a family.  My daughter loves to plan parties with themes (I do too!).  I'll post more about our plans for our party later.  We will collect our change to mail off to Sweet Sleep.  Maybe we'll have enough for a couple mosquito nets, Bibles, a bed and bedding, etc.  There is curriculum we will us as we learn as part of their Nickels for Nets project.

As we learn about different organizations, maybe God will lead us to give to some on a regular basis, go on a mission trip, or who knows what God will have us do!

Would you like to join us each month?  Do you have organizations/missions we can learn more about?  I will be posting at the beginning of each month what our organization/misson/theme will be.  Some months we will be learning about more than one.  This is part of our Scattered Gifts mission of our family.

Linked with Family Time Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Women Living Well, Raising Homemakers, Winsome Wednesday, and Better Mom.
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  1. I love this. I have never heard of this ministry but will now check it out. It sounds like you have a delightful family. I will keep watch for your next highlight. Gets me thinking.

  2. Hi Sara - glad to find you here. Thank you for linking up with me. I hope to see you there next week too. I love your bear money jar idea. Such a great way to expose all those people who do good in the world
    God bless