Yesterday we took a special offering for Asia's Hope at our church. A couple of years ago our church had the incredible opportunity to start two orphanages to help orphaned children Thailand and Cambodia. It's an amazing ministry and it's one of the most incredible things our church has had the opportunity to be a part of. Anyway, a little over a year ago our church was able to purchase land in Cambodia for the orphanage. This year, we want to build a permanent home for our rescued orphans there in Battambang.
We had talked about the offering for a couple of weeks. Anyway, my wife and I talked to our son about giving to Asia's Hope. He began to ask questions about why. So, we explained that the kids do not have a mommy or a daddy and they also need a home to stay in. He immediately said he wanted to give the money in his piggy bank ... and not just some of it but ALL of it. We asked him if he was sure he wanted to give it all and he was insistent that he did. So, we began to count the money out and as we counted he kept saying "Do we have enough yet? Do we have enough to build a home for the kids with no home?" It was seriously one of the most heart touching things EVER!
So, at church yesterday I walked up front with my son and watched him give a whole bag full of change and bills to the "kids without a home." I was so challenged by my son's generosity. It was one of those "dad" moments that I will never forget.
We are still counting the money! Can't wait to find out how much we were able to raise for our kids. If you are interested in giving toward Asia's Hope you can do so by going to there website here.