photo via Bread of Life
Nate and Levi, (pictured above) just celebrated their 6th birthdays. Remember the excitement of having a birthday as a kid? The treats. The gifts. The friends. Yay!
Maybe Nate wanted a skateboard for his 6th birthday. Or a video game. Maybe Levi wanted a Lego set.
There’s always something more we want.
Even when we’re 5 going on 6. Ok, especially when we’re 5 going on 6! But these two six-year-olds have learned how to do something many adults still struggle with.
They told themselves, “I have enough.” And proceeded to behave like it.
How Believing They Have Enough Changed Things
Most believers would admit that intellectually, they know they have enough. They have so much to be grateful for.
But getting our complaining, weak, flesh hearts to believe it, well, that’s a different story. When our hearts believe we have enough, then we act like it.
And we do things like what Nate and Levi did for their 6th birthdays.
Instead of gifts, Nate and Levi asked people to give to the poor through ITMI’s Bread of Life.
Together, they raised $1000! Awesome!
photo credit: Summer Kelley
What Their Generosity Will Mean to the Poor
Five hundred of their $1000 raised will buy livestock for poor families in Moldova. Livestock will mean the world for these families. They’ll have something to live on!
The other half will go toward Bread of Life’s Bartimaes Project. It will be used to purchase 21 pairs of glasses for children in Poland whose families can’t afford them!
photo credit: Bread of Life
You Don’t Need to Have an Income to Give
These two inspiring six-year-olds probably don’t have a lot of disposable income. They may not have cash in hand.
But they still found a way to give.
Happy Birthday, boys. Thanks for your example and inspiration!