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Choosing to Give

This year my family has chosen to give one of our gifts to someone in need.  I’ve written about it in years past, but every year we have given our kids three gifts a piece; yet one of those three gifts is given to somebody in much more need than us.  In years past we’ve made contributions to Charity:Water to build a well, and last year we bought a goat through Heifer International.  We do this to show our kids that with all that we have to gain at Christmas, we have that much more to give.  The best part of all is that they don’t protest one bit!  They love that we do it, and start asking and pondering what we will give weeks in advance.

This year we have chosen to make our small gift to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund through Compassion International.  We have sponsored a child through Compassion for almost two years now, and trust the organization of Compassion International to do amazing things with the little we bring to the table as a family.  So this weekend we watched this video as a family, filled out the online forms, and prayed as a family for those in desperate need in Haiti and those there helping them.

You can choose to help Haiti as well.  Take time to click the image below to find out how you can Help Haiti this holiday season.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.