When you give money to a charity, what happens to it? Does the money actually reach a person who is in need? Does a small gift really make a difference to anyone?
Several years ago Kay Marshall Strom discovered a new avenue for giving that especially intrigued her: gift catalogs. The catalogs, put out by various organizations, offer opportunities to provide specific material, educational and medical provisions for people all over the world, such as a year of school for a Chinese pastor's child, tuberculosis medicine for a patient in North Korea or animals for a family in Cambodia.
But Kay wanted to find out for herself what happened when the families actually received the gifts purchased. So, working with Partners International, she set out on an eye-opening expedition around the world. What she found was financial integrity, fulfilled promises and radically changed lives.
Through these pages you can travel with her on her journey. See the delight of families, and enter the stories of hope in the midst of struggle. Kay offers here an invitation to discover the power and joy of giving that changes lives--yours, and the lives of people all over the world.
Harvest of Hope has so many uplifting tales that show how financial gifts, great or small, truly can change someone's life for the present and for the eternal.
. . . Readers will come away from this book feeling inspired to give but also with more awareness of the real needs of people in impoverished or disaster areas and how to judge which charity is right for you.
Kay offers here an invitation to discover the power and joy of giving that changes lives.
Harvest of Hope will inspire you to discover the radical impact one small gift can make in the future of another person.
[The book] cannot fail to inspire readers to stretch past donor fatigue and dig into their pocketbooks a little deeper.
1. A New Kind of Banking
2. Suffer the Little Children
3. Water of Life
4. Enterprising Women
5. Is There a Doctor in the House?
6. Hope in the Time of AIDS
7. A Place of Refuge
8. A Blessing Disguised
9. So That All May Hear
10. When Disaster Strikes
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