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Give. How blessed is it to give rather than receive?
On this day I’m thinking about Jennifer. Probably because I picked her up from school today.
See that smile? That’s because Jennifer is holding her report card for her first year of school. She’s 13, and she just finished her first year of school. How smart does she look in her school track suit by the way?
I’ve been blown out of the water by people’s generosity in helping to send Jennifer to school. A year ago today Jennifer was not in the best of situations, working as a house girl. She was being beaten. She did not receive wages, aside from shelter and food. She wore tattered old clothes. She had big big dreams and no way to achieve them.
I wrote to friends back home and within a few days the response was overwhelming. They wanted to help. They wanted to give. They wanted to show this little girl that her big big dreams were not too big. That everything is possible.Jennifer made straight A’s all year. We’re hoping to be able to test her into a higher class this next school year as she essentially just completed kindergarten (here they call it “prep”). Regardless of the age gap, she is just so thankful for this opportunity. And I am so thankful to be your hands and feet on the ground.
Thank you for giving.