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Radical Giving

The humility and faith of an amazing 14-year-old girl. 

IMG_9134Our hearts have been touched this past month by a generous donation from a young teenager named Sydney.  It’s not every day that you hear stories about teenagers making a difference and we wanted to share this one.  Sydney came to know about Bread of Hope through her father.  He is a good friend of the Kreikemeiers’ and has been active in the ministry since the very beginning.  Over the years she’s heard many stories about the Wayuu people and their daily struggle living in severe poverty.

So when her birthday was approaching a couple of weeks ago, Sydney thought about what she wanted and realized that she had everything she could possibly need.  She remembered those stories about the Wayuu and decided to encourage her family and friends to make her gifts in the form of donations to Bread of Hope.  How many 14-year-olds do you know that would donate their birthday gifts to charity?  Sydney’s example of sacrifice and commitment is very humbling to us.  How can someone so young understand that it is more blessed to give than to receive?

Through this act of obedience Bread of Hope was able to raise over $700 which will be used to buy Proclaimers for the Wayuu people in Venezuela and Colombia.  Thanks to Sydney hundreds of Wayuu will have the opportunity to hear God’s Word and enter His Kingdom.