It Hurts So Good 15 – That’s What I Thought Too

Posted: December 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving, It Hurts So Good, My Thoughts | 1 Comment »

So I have recently taken over managing the gumball machines and kiddy rides at our local mall and today I received my first check.  I pulled it out of the envelope and smiled and then thought about how I’m making 10% of the machine’s take, and how little that is compared to the 90% CTM makes. Imagine what I could do if I made the 90%!

Then God whispered to me, “That’s what I thought too.” Ow, that hurts so good.


Charitable Causes Needed

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving, My Thoughts | 7 Comments »

Hey all, you may or may not be aware, but this blog makes money.  It’s not anything to write home about, maybe a dollar or two a day, but it’s enough to make a difference. I give the money my blogs make to a different charitable cause each month, and well, I need ideas.

I need a years worth of organizations to give this money too. It’s not much, but every little bit helps, right? Just think, by recommending a charity, you are giving without opening your checkbook!

So, leave an idea in the comments with a link to their website, and maybe a brief explanation of what they do (drill water wells in Africa, build orphanages, feed the hungry, etc) and I will take them into consideration.

You can see where I have already given by visiting my Giving page.


Giving Blog Giving August 2011: Hello Somebody

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving, People/Sites I Like, Videos | 1 Comment »

On July 8, Christopher Hopper posted a blog (here) about a company he found at Creation Fest.  First attracted by their merchandising table, he soon found that by spending a few bucks on an awesome watch and a hoodie, that he helped to feed 400 kids.  See, Hello Somebody is a non-profit whose mission if to feed the hungry.  So far they’ve helped the people of Honduras, Haiti, Pakistan, Mexico and Japan.

Inspired by Christopher’s blog, I decided to make Hello Somebody the recipient of my blog earnings for the month of August (more about giving through my blog here). The total earned was $31.84, so today I made a donation of $32 to Hello Somebody.  It doesn’t sound like much, but Cat (the kind lady who took my money), informed me that the donation would provide about one hundred meals.  That’s right, one hundred people will have something to eat because people clicked through the Amazon book links on my measly blog and bought something.

So a big thank you from me to those of you that helped me to give!

See, it doesn’t take something huge to make a difference. A lot of people giving even a little can make a huge difference in the life of another person.  I’m sure Cat and the people would love even a donation of $5.  Here is their story, and if God moves on your heart to give, please click the logo at the beginning of the post (or here) and give what you can.

The Hello Somebody Story from Hello Somebody on Vimeo.

 


Blog Giving July 2011: Operation Blessing

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving | No Comments »

Operation Blessing International

 

 

The month of July was good, and because of that, a donation of $36 went international relief work through Operation Blessing.  Thanks for giving through my blogs! For information on how you can give, see my giving page.  http://www.crmooney.com/giving/

Earned: $35.98

Total earningReceipt of giving

From their About page:

Our Mission…
Is to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.
Efficiency
Over 99.2% of OBI’s spending goes toward humanitarian programs.
Excellence
Operation Blessing International is ranked as one of the top 75 charities in the USA by the NonProfit Times.
High-Value
For every $10 you give, it helps us secure more than $100 of donated food and relief supplies (10 to 1 return on your charitable investment).

 

 

 


Blog Giving June 2011: Hand of Help Ministries

Posted: September 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving | No Comments »

 

 

The month of June was good, and because of that, a donation of $61.21 went the aid of orphanages in Romania.  Thanks for giving through my blogs! For information on how you can give, see my giving page.  http://www.crmooney.com/giving/

Earned: $61.21

Total earningsReceipt of giving

From their About page:

The Hand of Help Ministry was founded by Dumitru Duduman in 1986 in a small apartment in Fullerton California.   Brother Duduman was a Romanian pastor who worked many years with Brother Andrew’s ministry smuggling bibles into Romania and Russia before being exiled to America.  Brother Duduman and his family, out of obedience to the Lord, eventually returned to their homeland and with the help of American supporters have raised up an effective ministry which continues the work to care for God’s people in Romania.  Here are some of the outreach programs sponsored by Hand of Help Ministry:

  • The Hand of Help Orphanage
  • Outreach To The Surrounding Community
  • Outreach To The Local Churches

 


Blog Giving May 2011: blood:water mission

Posted: July 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving | 1 Comment »

Blood Water Mission

Awesome!  The earning of this blog from May will go toward clean drinking water for the people of Africa, the equivalent of 51 people for one year! Thanks so much!  You can click the banner to learn more about them or to donate on your own!

Earned:  $50.94

Total earnings —   Receipt of giving

$1 = One year of clean water for an African!!

From their About page:

Our Mission: Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.

Our Core Purpose: To build community through creative social action.

Our Core Values:

  • Community
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Dignity
  • Teachability

 

 

 


Blog Giving April 2011: Voice of the Martyrs

Posted: June 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving | No Comments »

 

For April 2011, all of the proceeds from my blogs went to Voice of the Martyrs.  See the “Giving” page for more info!

Earned:  $32.42

Total earnings —-   Receipt of giving

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:

Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3:

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.


Blog Giving March 2011: Gospel for Asia

Posted: May 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Giving | No Comments »

For March 2011, all of the proceeds from my blogs went to Gospel for Asia.  See the “Giving” page for more info!

Donated:  $36.76

Total earnings —-   Receipt of giving

From their About Us page:

Who We Are  Our ministry is about changing lives—both for this life and for eternity.  We are committed as a family of believers to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with lost men, women and children throughout Asia who have still not heard His precious name.  We are also fully dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished souls through everything from our Compassion Services to Bridge of Hope and literacy programs to medical care.  Together, we can be a part of what God is powerfully doing in the lives He has called us to reach.