Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger
 

Have Faith (like a child). End Hunger.

Bread kids

By Cindy of The APB (Anti-Poverty Blog)

Two things mainly define me these days: I’m an anti-poverty activist and a mom of two preschool kids.  I’m sometimes asked how I do serious work while raising small children full-time.  While it definitely makes things tricky, kids provide motivation for being visible in faith and activism.  We talk about sharing and caring, but preschoolers learn best by observing. So, my tiny charges accompany me to my U.S. Representative’s office, march in CROP walks, and know the food pantry director by name.  I let them see what I do and seek out charity events where they can participate, too.  I don’t expect them to become lobbyists.  Yet I try to nurture generous hearts and hope they won’t take so long to realize that their voices can change the world. 

Still, moments are rare and precious when I see the message getting through.  They appear unexpectedly like the night I was upset about extreme dawdling at bedtime.  Just as I was about to yell, they marched up with proud smiles and presented me with a sign they’d made all by themselves with their own special spelling: “BRED FORE THE WRLD HELP PORE.”  With teary eyes, I thanked them and I thanked God for giving me little helpers to do His work.

 

« Day Four: “Retarded Nations” Day Five: Ants in Pants and Pelibuey in Arms »

Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341d945753ef0105361d79e3970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Have Faith (like a child). End Hunger.:

Stay Connected

Bread for the World